Projects / PacketFence


PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted network access control (NAC) system. It includes a captive portal for registration and remediation, centralized wired and wireless management, 802.1X support, layer-2 isolation of problematic devices, and integration with the Snort IDS and the Nessus vulnerability scanner. It can be used to effectively secure networks, from small to very large heterogeneous networks.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  07 May 2014 13:13

    Release Notes: Lots of new features were added, like hotspot-style enforcement support, a new captive portal engine allowing easier customizations, many telco-oriented features (WRIX, inline layer 3, a status page to extend network access, etc.), a new Android provisioning agent, new equipment support from Enterasys, Huawei, and Juniper, improved Eduroam integration, and many performance improvements.

    •  22 Jul 2013 20:06

      Release Notes: This release adds support for "hostapd" access points and fixes various bugs, some of them dramatically improving the performance of pfsetvlan.

      •  15 Jul 2013 15:35

        Release Notes: This release adds many bugfixes and enhancements. bind has been replaced by pfdns (PF's own DNS server), Oauth2 support has been greatly improved, line graphs of reports have new counters, simple searching of nodes has been extended to match MAC, owner, and computer name, each portal profile can now use a list of authentication sources, and a switch definition can now be easily cloned.

        •  21 May 2013 12:37

          Release Notes: This is a minor release with important bugfixes. It also adds support for all CDP-compatible VoIP phones on Cisco switches and new Debian Wheezy packages.

          •  09 May 2013 15:42

            Release Notes: This release introduces a brand new modern, fast, and responsive Web administrative interface. It also simplifies the definition of authentication sources in one place and allows dynamic computation of roles. The portal profiles can now be entirely managed from the Web interface, simplifying their definitions and eliminating possible configuration mistakes. Using a centralized caching system, configuration is now propagated instantaneously; absolutely no downtime is required!


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