About system central management

Monitor nodes and schedule updates in a Smoothwall system. Add and configure nodes in a Smoothwall system. Configure a node to be a parent or child in a Smoothwall system and manage central management keys for use in the system.

BYOD in a centrally managed system

You can provide a “bring your own device” (BYOD) service in a centrally managed Smoothwall. In such a configuration, you can have a single node, typically the parent node, receive RADIUS requests and forward them onto the other RADIUS servers, or have several nodes act as the RADIUS server for the network access server (NAS) for authentication requests, authorization requests, accounting packets, or a mixture of all three.