Compare TACACS / Radius vs NetIQ / Novell's Privileged User Manager

PUM = Privileged User Manager

Understand PUM is used to record access to servers by sysadmins to servers (Windows, Linux etc)
with Access, Authentication, Authorization controls.  In what way is this different from TACACS
& Radius for network devices' access, authentication & authorization?

Many switches, routers IOS or OS could not enforce complex password, password expiry, locked
after several attempts etc.  Does TACACS, Radius have these features if network admins centrally
access via TACACS or Radius?

Anyone know if PUM has Radius kind of functionalities built in?

Can a Windows jumphost provide the functionalities of TACACS or Radius server?

Without a subscription, can't approach principal for these clarifications
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Does TACACS / Radius allow readonly & superuser access to the devices?
Ask NetIQ for marketing papers.
It is just a LDAP directory where you can hook up freeradius (you can use AD as freeradius backend too)

2nd question should be a new question defining "devices" more accurately.
Dirk KotteSECommented:
Sorry, Dont know PUM.
RADIUS / Tacacs servers record authentication activity also.

RADIUS / Tacacs password comlexity is depend from system or backend.
often we use AD for authehtication/authorisation. So these password rules are used.
We use AD groups to allow users managing devives. authorisation level can be send as radius attribute while logon

not me

I would build a separate authentication server to provide these security function...
The windows IAS / NPS Rule is a radius-server with simple AD integration.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Remote Access

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.