The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of 
PacketFence 4.0.5. 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 4.0.4 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

Passthrough with Apache's mod_proxy module

Improved validation of sponsor's email
Self-registration by sponsor now works without having to define an email 
authentication source
Fetching VLAN for dot1x connections is now limited to internal authentication 
Splitted internal and external classes in dropdown menu of authentication types
Show error message when trying to delete a source used by the portal profiles
Documentation of the vip parameter for management interface
Bug Fixes

Authentication is now limited to internal sources
DynamicTable widget now allows to drag'n'drop under last row
Connections on port 443 are now accepted for self-registration (#1679)
Use virtual ip when available for SNAT
Remote conformity scan engines (Nessus/OpenVAS) can now scan devices in 
unregistrated state on inline networks
Returned per-switch role (if configured) for "Role mapping by switch role" 
rather than sending the user role
See the ChangeLog file for the complete list of changes:

See the UPGRADE 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.

Inverse offers professional services to organizations willing to secure their 
wired and wireless networks with the PacketFence solution.
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