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
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
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.
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
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
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
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