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Authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA)

Address new demands with the industry’s most powerful, reliable and flexible AAA platform

What is AAA?

Nokia AAA enables you to consolidate your authentication, authorization and accounting capabilities and harmonize quality of experience (QoE) across multiple access networks and technologies. This award-winning platform can help you streamline user and device management processes, drive down costs and reduce time to market for new services. 

How our 5g AAA delivers results

Built on 20 years of AAA expertise, our software-based platform delivers industry-leading performance, reliability and flexibility. It combines powerful PolicyFlow rules scripting technology with streamlined processing to enable you to support any AAA use case.

Benefits of Nokia’s Authentication, authorization and accounting

  • Securely deploy a variety of 5G services using the 5G AUSF, or Authentication Server Function
  • Prepare your access network to handle more users, devices, services and traffic
  • Support new business models that involve complex resource sharing and roaming partnerships
  • Use one AAA platform to support multiple wireless and fixed access technologies, including 3G, 4G LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi, VoWifi, Femto, MuLTEfire, small cells, FTTx, DSL and GPON
  • Boost performance and security by integrating multivendor legacy AAA deployments in a centralized cloud environment
  • Enable network element interoperability and easily accommodate different protocol implementations

Why choose Nokia’s Authentication, authorization and accounting?

Lowers TCO and scales up

  • Lowers total cost of ownership by supporting multiple networks and applications with the same AAA application
  • Scales easily to support any network size and traffic volume

Speed and simplification

  • Accelerates time to market by reducing the need for custom development to support new use cases
  • Simplifies integration with RADIUS and Diameter clients and HSS, HLR and web-services enabled applications

Customer experience

Improves the customer experience by reducing outages, overloads and service interruptions

Tools and support

  • A flexible and extensible policy management engine that lets you create custom AAA policies, support nonstandard authentication flows and address your unique business requirements
  • Support for local and geographical redundancy to enable high availability and improved resilience
  • Server monitoring and statistics tools, including extensive Syslog and SNMP capabilities

Deployment and administration

  • Strong support for RADIUS and Diameter protocols, TACAS+, all commonly used EAP variants, and many AAA-related IETF and 3GPP standards including 5G's HTTP/2
  • Flexible deployment options that give you the freedom to choose commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware or virtualization, including optional integration with Nokia CloudBand
  • A centralized OAM application that makes it easier to provision administration and management functions

Troubleshooting and customisation options

  • An in-memory session data store that tracks all authenticated sessions and facilitates troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • Multiple network configuration options, including a standalone server and One-NDS integration that supports centralization of subscriber profiles
  • An architecture that supports multivendor deployments by enabling simple and fast customization to accommodate protocol implementation differences

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