Open source NAC system PacketFence 3.6 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 3.6:

  • Guest accesses using their Facebook, Google and Github account
  • Wireless IDS support for Aruba, Motorola and Ruckus controllers
  • RADIUS support in inline mode
  • New equipment support from Cisco (2960G and 3750G).

Many performance improvements have also been added, together with small new features and bug fixes.

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