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 :
* 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!
=== Changes Since Previous Release ===
PacketFence ZEN 1.8.6 includes:
* Image is now in the more accessible zip format
* ZEN image now uses our PacketFence yum repository so you can easily upgrade your ZEN to our latest release!
* The virtual machine now has 192.168.1.1 as default gateway and DNS server, which is a reasonable default for most environments
But more importantly, it includes all the improvements of PacketFence 1.8.5 and 1.8.6. For the complete list of changes, see http://www.packetfence.org/en/news/2009/article/packetfence-185-release.html and http://www.packetfence.org/en/news/2009/article/packetfence-186-released.html
=== Getting PacketFence ===
PacketFence is free software and is distributed under the GNU GPL. As such, you are free to download and try it by either getting the new release from :
or by getting the sources from the official monotone server using the instructions at http://www.packetfence.org/development/source_code_repository.html
Documentation about the installation and configuration of PacketFence is available from :
=== How Can I Help ? ===
PacketFence is a collaborative effort in order to create the best Free and Open Source NAC solution. There are multiple ways you can contribute to the project :
* Documentation reviews, enhancements and translations
* Feature requests or by sharing your ideas
* Participate in the discussion on mailing lists (http://www.packetfence.org/support/community.html)
* Patches for bugs or enhancements
* Provide new translations of remediation pages
=== Getting Support ===
For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also fill our online form (http://www.inverse.ca/about/contact.html) and a representative from Inverse will contact you.
Inverse offers professional services to organizations willing to secure their wired and wireless networks with the PacketFence solution.
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