BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaggle, the leading provider of safe online learning tools, announced today that they now support RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) authentication for educational institutions. RADIUS is a system that can be used to allow user access to multiple services using a single set of account credentials. Students in districts using RADIUS authentication are able to login to Gaggle with the same username and password that they use to access the local network resources in their schools.
"One of the great benefits of using RADIUS for logging into Gaggle is the centralized management of user accounts." Brett Woudenberg, COO of Gaggle, went on to say that "not only can usernames and passwords be controlled, but system administrators can also customize which individual services each user is allowed to access."
"Gaggle's RADIUS authentication provides an extra layer of security for districts who are concerned about providing student login credentials to outside systems," says Scott Wolf, System Support Engineer with Gaggle. "Furthermore, Gaggle does not keep a copy of the student's RADIUS password. It is only used temporarily to validate against the district's RADIUS server, and is then discarded after the login is complete."
Gaggle is dedicated to providing safe online communication tools for schools, and has been a leading provider to school districts throughout the United States since 1998. Based in Bloomington, IL, Gaggle currently hosts over 4 million users in the US and 23 countries. The company is an expert in secure communications for schools and has developed proprietary technology and monitoring systems. Gaggle's collaboration tools are the winner of numerous education industry awards, including a finalist nomination for the prestigious CODiE awards in 2010 and recipient of a 2010 Technology & Learning Award of Excellence. You can read more about Gaggle's awards and review all Press Releases at https://www.gaggle.net/home/other-resources/press-releases-awards/.
For information, visit Gaggle at http://www.gaggle.net or call 800-288-7750.
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