The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.9.1. This is a minor release bringing new features, new hardware support, performance enhancements, documentation update and other smaller changes. This release is considered ready for production use.
=== 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 Hardware Support * Extreme XOS Port Security (MAC address lockdown) and Voice over IP support (feature sponsored by Extreme Networks) * Nortel ERS 2500 Series Port security and Voice over IP support New Features * Basic Access Control in the Web Administration interface (#965, Thanks to eSubnet Enterprises for their initial contribution) * New parameters in switches.conf to manage Web Services enabled switches Enhancements * Captive portal performance improvements. Up to 23x on some workloads (#879) * More than 35 new DHCP fingerprints (Thanks to Eric Kollmann and Sam Winottai!) * Improved Nessus failed scan error reporting (partial fix for #1032) * Better error reporting on Cisco ISR 1800 * Added some documentation for Cisco (2960, 3550) and Aruba in the SNMP modules * Documented performance optimization regarding blocking non-browser requests in the captive portal (#1072) * Avoiding unnecessary load where a lot of non-trap violation are used (#857) * Updated (for clarification purpose) documentation for Cisco stacked and 4500 Series switches. (#1037) * Error handling and error messages improvements (#1052) * Updated documentation for FreeRadius 1.x and added some for 2.x. (#1036) Bug fixes * Node categories related fixes (#1063, #1056) * Deleting a node no longer breaks paging in Web Admin (#1055) * Max number of node per user is enforced more consistently (#1057) * RPM packaging fixes (#1047) * Misc fixes (#1068) ... 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-1.9.1.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. Enjoy! -- 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) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Start uncovering the many advantages of virtual appliances and start using them to simplify application deployment and accelerate your shift to cloud computing. http://p.sf.net/sfu/novell-sfdev2dev _______________________________________________ Packetfence-announce mailing list Packetfencefirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/packetfence-announce