Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PacketFence v.2.2 Released

PacketFence: Open Source NAC (Network Access Control)

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. 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.

Changes in V.2.2

PacketFence's captive portal now features network access detection using JavaScript and Kerberos can be used for authentication. The integration with FreeRADIUS 2 has also been greatly simplified and it's now possible to modify and preview remediation pages directly from PacketFence's web interface.

Futhermore, support for new 3Com switches (4200G, E4800G and E5500G in MAC Authentication and 802.1X) and Motorola RF Switches wireless controllers was added. Apache's configuration is automatically adjusted on startup based on system resources to avoid performance degradation on heavy workloads. And finally, new reports were added such as "Nodes per SSID" or "Connection Type".


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