Open source NAC system PacketFence 3.5 released

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, free and open source network access control (NAC) system.

Among the features provided by PacketFence, there are:

  • BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workflows
  • Simple and efficient guests management
  • Multiple enforcement methods including Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Compliance checks for computers present on your network
  • Integration with various vulnerability scanners and intrusion detection solutions
  • Bandwidth accounting for all devices.

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 3.5:

  • brand new Web-based configuration interface
  • Ability to show different captive portals based on which SSID you connect to
  • New remediation module for SourceFire 3D
  • New equipment support from Netgear (GS110) and Cisco (3560G and Aironet in WDS mode).

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