The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of 
PacketFence 3.5.0. This is a major release with new features and 
important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use 
so upgrading to 3.5.0 is advised.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source Network 
Access Control (NAC) solution. Boasting an impressive feature set, 
PacketFence can be used to effectively secure small to very large 
heterogeneous networks.

Among the features provided by PacketFence, there are:

  * Powerful BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workflows
  * Simple and efficient guests management
  * Multiple enforcement methods with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  * Compliance checks for computers present on your network
  * Integration with various vulnerability scanners and intrusion 
detection solutions
  * Bandwidth accounting for all devices

A complete overview of the solution is available from 
http://www.packetfence.org/about/overview.html

=== Changes Since Previous Release ===

New Hardware
  * Cisco Catalyst 3560G
  * Netgear GS110 series (SNMP link up/down)
  * Cisco Aironet in Wireless Directory Services (WDS) mode

New Features
  * Remediation module for SourceFire 3D (addons/sourcefire)
  * Added portal profile feature that allow to present a custom captive 
portal depending on the SSID you connect to. Refer to Administration 
Guide for further details
  * Added a new action to close another violation
  * Added a new Web-based configurator that eases the installation and 
configuration process of a new PacketFence installation
  * Added support for Suricata IDS (#1141)

Enhancements
  * Improved handling of an empty conf/pf.conf configuration file
  * Improved error reporting for dynamic uplink detection on Cisco
  * Interface gateways are no longer required in configuration (#1447)
  * general.caching parameter removed from configuration
  * Major refactoring, cleanup and dependencies removal
  * node.expire now works for VLAN/Inline mode (#1481)
  * Closing expired violations using the release_date (#1476)
  * Excluding the local switch when building the NAS SQL table (#1491)
  * FreeRADIUS configuration is now fully managed (pf/raddb)
  * Use of Nessus XMLRPC to launch the remote scan
  * Possibility to select a policy in nessus by the node category
  * Refactoring of the accounting violations
  * Refactoring of the captive portal templates generation
  * trapping.registration now enabled by default

Bug Fixes
  * Wrong information sent by mail for sponsored registration (#1445)
  * DHCP listener watch issue fix (#1490)

... 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://www.packetfence.org/download/releases.html

or by getting the sources using the instructions at 
http://www.packetfence.org/development/sourcecode.html

Documentation about the installation and configuration of PacketFence is 
available from:

http://www.packetfence.org/documentation/

=== 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.

-- 
Ludovic Marcotte
+1.514.755.3630  ::  www.inverse.ca
Inverse inc. :: Leaders behind SOGo (www.sogo.nu) and PacketFence 
(www.packetfence.org)


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