PacketFence Zero Effort NAC (ZEN) consists of a fully installed and
preconfigured version of PacketFence 1.9.0 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!

A set of screenshots demonstrating PacketFence 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 ===

PacketFence ZEN 1.9.0 is a major release bringing new features, new hardware 
support, several enhancements, improvements to documentation and a load of 
small 
fixes. It includes:

   * Improvements of PacketFence 1.9.0
   * Updated the base operating system with all available security updates
   * Bug fixes: #1017, #990, #904, #924

For the complete list of changes in PacketFence 1.9.0 see
http://www.packetfence.org/en/news/2010/article/packetfence-190-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 :

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/download/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 a good one!

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