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 === What is PacketFence? === PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including: * Registration and remediation through a captive portal * Detection of abnormal network activities using Snort IDS * Proactive vulnerability scans using Nessus * Isolation of problematic devices * 802.1X for wired and wireless networks * Wireless integration for all provided features * Supports complex and heterogeneous environments * VoIP / IP Telephony support and more! A set of screenshots is available from http://www.packetfence.org/tour/screenshots.html and a set of videos is available from http://www.packetfence.org/tour/videos.html === Changes Since Previous Release === New * Official Linux 64 bit support New Hardware Support * Cisco Wireless Services Module (WiSM) * Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISR) 1800 Series * Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series * Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series * Foundry FastIron 4802 Port security and Voice over IP support (feature sponsored by an entity who preferred to remain anonymous) * HP Procurve 3400cl (tested by roelof) * SMC SMC8824M and SMC8848M in Port Security (feature sponsored by Seattle Pacific University developed with the help of SMC) New Features * Node category support, you can assign different VLANs or whitelist violations based on a node's category (#968) * Added support for Floating Network Devices (See Admin Guide for details) Enhancements * Improved error reporting in the Web administration panel and CLI (#847, #898, #899, #964, #993) * More information available in Node Lookup (IP, DHCP lease) * Improved database layer (more robust and logs errors) * pfsetvlan is more resistant to configuration mistakes and reports them (#766) * Net-SNMP 5.4 support (#940 Thanks to Maikel) * FreeRADIUS 2.x support (#1007) * @ character now allowed in person id (pid). This is very common in Active Directory environment. * New admin authentication mechanism added (disabled by default) * New debugging features (disabled by default) * New DHCP fingerprints * Optional backup script in addons/ now archives old records * New helper synchronization scripts in addons/high-availability * Little improvements (#866, #886, #911, #916, #952, #975) Documentation improvements * Install guide more accurate * Added directions to configure PacketFence in a routed environment to the admin guide * Updated the High-Availability section with details about DRBD and HeartBeat v1 * More MySQL tips (#951) * Fixed Procurve 2600 switch configuration (Thanks to Andrew Niemantsverdriet!) Bug fixes * Performance fixes (#908, #910) * Captive portal stability fixes (#892, #961) * Mitigated Net::Telnet problems with perl threads (#903, #907) * Proper violation description shown in violation edit (#922) * Fixed RPM spec to create package packetfence-remote-snort-sensor again (#888) * Fixed PacketFence RPM upgrade bug if your version is lower than 1.8.5 (#931) * Fixed rare port-security problems with stacked switches or switches with large ifIndex (#921) * Fixed problems with DHCP Fingerprint submission * Fixed call to non-existing script lookup_node.pl in pfdhcplistener (#858) * Correct VLAN information shown in Node Lookup (#893) * Minor corrections to the Admin Web UI * Clarified some error messages * Misc. stability and general fixes (#833, #885, #868, #869, #896, #923, #927, #946, #950) ... and more. See the ChangeLog file for the complete list of changes and the UPGRADE file for notes about upgrading. Both files are in the PacketFence distribution. === 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: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/packetfence/packetfence-1.9.0.tar.gz?download 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: http://www.packetfence.org/documentation/documentation.html === 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 supp...@inverse.ca 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. Have fun with the new release! -- Olivier Bilodeau obilod...@inverse.ca :: +1.514.447.4918 *115 :: www.inverse.ca Inverse inc. :: Leaders behind SOGo (www.sogo.nu) and PacketFence (www.packetfence.org) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This SF.net email is sponsored by Sprint What will you do first with EVO, the first 4G phone? Visit sprint.com/first -- http://p.sf.net/sfu/sprint-com-first _______________________________________________ Packetfence-announce mailing list Packetfenceemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/packetfence-announce