The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of 
PacketFence 4.0.1. This is a minor release with some new features, enhancements 
and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use 
and upgrading from 4.0.0 is strongly 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 
Bandwidth accounting for all devices
A complete overview of the solution is available from the official website.

Changes Since Previous Release

New Features

Support for all VoIP phones CDP compatibles on Cisco switches

Line graphs now automatically switch to a month-based view when the period 
covers more than 90 days
Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) packages
Bug Fixes

Default values override defined values in violations.conf
Wrong verion of pf::vlan::custom
Groups in configuration files are not ordered under their respective section
mysqld is not enabled at startup
memcached is not enabled at startup
Access duration action doesn't honor default values in web admin
Types in networks.conf are missing the "vlan-" prefix
Default pid in node table and config module must be "admin", not "1"
No warning when stopping httpd.admin
Match not performed by type in mobile-confirmation.cgi
Authentication rule condition on connection type doesn't work
Authentication rule condition on SSID doesn't work
Access level is lost when editing a user
Catchall rules won't work in a htpasswd source
Minor visual improvements to the web admin interface
Statics routes not added on PacketFence restart
See the ChangeLog file for the complete list of changes and the 
UPGRADE.asciidoc file for notes about upgrading.

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 or by getting 
the sources.

Documentation about the installation and configuration of PacketFence is also 

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
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

You can also fill our online form and a representative from Inverse will 
contact you.

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