September 25, 2016

PacketFence 3 Adds New Hardware Support Plus New Features

(LiveHacking.Com) – A new major, production ready, version of PacketFence has been released. The new release brings new hardware support, several new features, various enhancements, and many important bug fixes.

PacketFence 3.0 is a free and open source network access control (NAC) solution, that allows network administrators to control access to the network based on defined policies. PacketFence includes 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.

In version 3.0, the captive portal has been redesigned and complete guest management, including self-registration of devices by email activation or SMS and pre-registered guest creation by administrators, has been added. Also support for RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 / CentOS 6 support and Snort 2.9.x has been added.

The new hardware supported includes:

  • Avaya/Nortel switches now support the floating network device feature
  • Avaya Wireless Controller support
  • Dlink DWL Access-Point support
  • LG-Ericsson iPecs 4500 support for port-security and MAC Authentication / 802.1X
  • Netgear FGS Series support for port-security
More details about the release can be found in the release announcement and in the change log. It can be downloaded as source and as RPMs for RHEL6 or CentOS 6.
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