The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of
PacketFence 4.0.3. 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 4.0.2 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 'hostapd' access points
Add buttons to clone a switch, a floating device, and a violation
Add version number in the top navigation bar
Form toggle fields don't support all variations
Counters and graphs for today are empty
Maintenance interval is not respected in pfmon
Optgroup labels in select menus are hidden when build multiple times
Callbacks are performed on every ReadConfig
Guest modes don't show up on captive portal
Authentication source is not respected when matching actions in register.cgi
See the ChangeLog file for the complete list of changes:
See the UPGRADE 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
the sources: http://www.packetfence.org/development/sourcecode.html
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 (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.
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