PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, free and open source network access control (NAC) system.
Boasting a feature set including a captive-portal for registration and remediation, centralized wired and wireless management, 802.1X support, layer-2 isolation of problematic devices, integration with Snort and Nessus, PacketFence can be used to effectively secure networks – from small to very large heterogeneous networks.
PacketFence is an unobtrusive solution that works with equipment from many vendors (wired or wireless) such as Cisco, Aruba, ExtremeNetworks, Juniper Networks, Nortel/Avaya, Hewlett-Packard, Meru Networks, Foundry/Brocade, Enterasys, Accton/Edge-corE/SMC, 3Com, D-Link, Intel, Dell, Aerohive, Motorola and many more.
New features in 3.3.0
- Introduction of Role-based Access Control. Supported on AeroHIVE, Aruba, Meru and Motorola (initial implementation)
- Wireless de-authentication in Master / Local configuration supported for Aruba controllers (or other Disconnect-Message implementations)
- New guest self-registration mode: Sponsored. Guests accesses are approved through a ‘sponsor’
- New guest self-registration option: Pre-registered guests. They can register in advance through the portal. Email and sponsor modes supported right now.