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PacketFence 4.0.2 released

The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 4.0.2. This is a minor release with some new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from 4.0.1 is strongly advised.

What is PacketFence?

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source Network Access Control (NAC) solution. Boasting an impressive feature set, PacketFence can be used to effectively secure small to very large heterogeneous networks.... read more

Posted by Francis Lachapelle 2013-07-15

PacketFence 3.5.1 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 3.5.1. This is a minor release with enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use so upgrading to 3.5.1 is advised.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source Network Access Control (NAC) solution. Boasting an impressive feature set, PacketFence can be used to effectively secure small to very large heterogeneous networks.... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2012-09-06

PacketFence 3.4.0 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 3.4.0. This is a major release with new features and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and contains a security fix so upgrading to 3.4.0 is advised.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source Network Access Control (NAC) solution. Boasting an impressive feature set, PacketFence can be used to effectively secure small to very large heterogeneous networks.... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2012-06-14

PacketFence 3.3.2 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 3.3.2. This is a minor release with critical bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use. Upgrading to 3.3.2 is strongly advised to users of a 3.3.x version.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source Network Access Control (NAC) solution. Boasting an impressive feature set, PacketFence can be used to effectively secure small to very large heterogeneous networks.... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2012-04-23

PacketFence 3.3.0 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 3.3.0. This is a major release with new features, new hardware support, enhancements, bug fixes and updated translations. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source Network Access Control (NAC) solution. Boasting an impressive feature set, PacketFence can be used to effectively secure small to very large heterogeneous networks.... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2012-04-13

PacketFence's Google Summer of Code (GSoC)

Work all summer long on a hard-core Network Security project written in Perl!

Students: You can make 5000 $USD contributing to our open source project and learn a lot along the way!

What is PacketFence?

PacketFence is a Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boasting an impressive feature set including a captive-portal for registration and remediation, guest management, centralized wired and wireless management, 802.1X support, layer-2 and 3 isolation of problematic devices, integration with the Snort IDS, Nessus or OpenVAS vulnerability scanners; PacketFence can be used to effectively secure networks.... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2012-04-03

PacketFence 3.2.0 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 3.2.0. This is a major release with new features, new hardware support, enhancements, bug fixes (including a security fix) and updated translations. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2012-02-23

PacketFence 3.1.0 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 3.1.0. This is a major release with big features, new hardware support, enhancements, bug fixes and updated translations. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2011-12-23

PacketFence 3.0.3 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 3.0.3. This is a minor release bringing performance improvement, new hardware support, some enhancements, important bug fixes and updated translations. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2011-11-21

PacketFence 3.0.2 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 3.0.2. This is a minor release bringing security fixes, new hardware support, welcomed enhancements, bug fixes and updated translations. This release is considered ready for production use. Upgrade is recommended due to the security fixes it provides.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2011-10-24

PacketFence 3.0 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 3.0. This is a major release bringing new hardware support, several shiny new features, enhancements, bug fixes and updated translations. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2011-09-22

ANN: PacketFence 2.2.1 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 2.2.1. This is a minor release bringing new hardware support, new features, enhancements, bug fixes and new translations. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2011-06-16

PacketFence 2.2.0 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 2.2.0. This is a major release bringing new hardware support, new features, enhancements, bug fixes and new translations. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2011-05-03

PacketFence 2.1.0 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 2.1.0. This is a major release bringing new hardware support, new features, enhancements, bug fixes and new translations. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2011-03-03

PacketFence 2.0.1 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 2.0.1. This is a minor release bringing new hardware support, a couple of enhancements and bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2011-01-26

PacketFence 2.0.0 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 2.0.0. This is a major release bringing new features, new hardware support, performance enhancements, documentation update and other smaller changes. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2010-12-15

PacketFence 1.9.1 released

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.9.1. This is a minor release bringing new features, new hardware support, performance enhancements, documentation update and other smaller changes. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2010-09-22

PacketFence 1.9.0 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.9.0. This is a major release bringing new features, new hardware support, several enhancements, improvements to documentation and a load of small fixes. This release has been thoroughly tested in several environments and we consider it ready for production use.

We *vastly improved* our website for the 1.9.0 release. Visit it for all details: http://www.packetfence.org... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2010-07-15

PacketFence Zero Effort NAC (ZEN) 1.8.7

PacketFence Zero Effort NAC (ZEN) consists of a fully installed and preconfigured version of PacketFence 1.8.7 inside a VMWare image. The ZEN edition of PacketFence allows you to rapidly get PacketFence running in your network environment.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is an open-source network access control (NAC) system which provides an impressive list of supported features. Among them, there are :... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2010-01-08

PacketFence 1.8.7 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.8.7. This is a security fix release which also includes some bug fixes.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is an open-source network access control (NAC) system which provides an impressive list of supported features. Among them, there are:

* Registration using a captive portal
* Detection of abnormal network activities using Snort
* Proactive vulnerability scans using Nessus
* Isolation of problematic devices
* Remediation through a captive portal
* 802.1X for wired and wireless networks
* Wireless integration for all provided features
* DHCP fingerprinting and more!... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2010-01-06

PacketFence Zero Effort NAC (ZEN) 1.8.6

PacketFence Zero Effort NAC (ZEN) consists of a fully installed and preconfigured version of PacketFence 1.8.6 inside a VMWare image. The ZEN edition of PacketFence allows you to rapidly get PacketFence running in your network environment.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is an open-source network access control (NAC) system which provides an impressive list of supported features. Among them, there are :... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2009-12-07

PacketFence 1.8.6 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.8.6. This is a maintenance release of PacketFence which focuses on stability and includes many bug fixes and several small enhancements.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is an open-source network access control (NAC) system which provides an impressive list of supported features. Among them, there are:

* Registration using a captive portal
* Detection of abnormal network activities using Snort
* Proactive vulnerability scans using Nessus
* Isolation of problematic devices
* Remediation through a captive portal
* 802.1X for wired and wireless networks
* Wireless integration for all provided features
* DHCP fingerprinting and more!... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2009-12-01

PacketFence 1.8.5 released!

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.8.5. This is a maintenance release of PacketFence which focuses on stability and includes many bug fixes and several small enhancements.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is an open-source network access control (NAC) system which provides an impressive list of supported features. Among them, there are:

* Registration using a captive portal
* Detection of abnormal network activities using Snort
* Proactive vulnerability scans using Nessus
* Isolation of problematic devices
* Remediation through a captive portal
* 802.1X for wired and wireless networks
* Wireless integration for all provided features
* DHCP fingerprinting and more!... read more

Posted by Olivier Bilodeau 2009-10-28

PacketFence ZEN 1.8.2 released

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence ZEN 1.8.2. This is a major release of PacketFence which includes many new features and bug fixes.

PacketFence ZEN consists of a fully installed and preconfigured version of PacketFence 1.8.2 inside a VMWare image. The ZEN edition of PacketFence allows you to rapidly get PacketFence running in your network environment. ... read more

Posted by Regis Balzard 2009-04-09

PacketFence 1.8.2 released

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.8.2. This is a maintenance release of PacketFence which focuses on stability and includes many bug fixes and several small enhancements.

PacketFence is an open-source network access control (NAC) system which provides an impressive list of supported features. Among them, there are : Registration, Detection of abnormal network activities, Proactive vulnerability scans, Isolation of problematic devices, Remediation through a captive portal, 802.1X, Wireless integration and DHCP fingerprinting ... read more

Posted by Regis Balzard 2009-04-09