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PacketFence v1.9.1 Released

Sep 23, 2010, 07:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Ludovic Marcotte for this link. ]

Open source software company Inverse released the version 1.9.1 of PacketFence.

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system running on Linux. Boasting an impressive 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 the Snort IDS and the Nessus vulnerability scanner; PacketFence can be used to effectively secure networks - from small to very large heterogeneous 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 Amer, Aruba, Cisco, Nortel, Hewlett-Packard, Enterasys, Extreme Networks, Accton/Edge-corE/SMC, 3Com, D-Link, Intel, Dell and many more.

Changes in this release are added support for ExtremeNetworks XOS-based switches and Nortel ESR-2500 switches in port-security with VoIP. Access control capabilities were added to the PacketFence administrative interface. PacketFence's captive portal is now over 20 times faster than before and many other speed improvements were added. The overall documentation has been perfected and new DHCP fingerprints were added.

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

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