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New release of PacketFence

Jul 21, 2009, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Ludovic Marcotte for this link. ]

Open source software company Inverse released the version 1.8.4 of PacketFence.

PacketFence is a fully supported, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system that runs on Linux. It can be used to effectively secure networks - from small to very large heterogeneous networks. PacketFence has been deployed in production environments where thousands of users are involved - on wired and wireless networks.

" PacketFence provides an impressive list of supported features. Among them, there are :

  • Registration of network components through a captive portal
  • Automatic isolation, if desired, of unwanted devices such as Apple iPod, Sony PlayStation, wireless access points and more
  • Instant stopping of computer worms or virus propagation
  • Blocking of attacks on your servers or other network components
  • Compliance for computers present on your network (software installed, particular configurations, etc.)
PacketFence is an unobtrusive solution that works with equipment from many vendors (wired or wireless) such as Cisco, Nortel, Hewlett-Packard, Enterasys, Accton/Edge-corE, 3Com, D-Link, Intel, Dell and many more.

Visit the official Web site of PacketFence for all details on the new release : http://www.packetfence.org

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