The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 4.5.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from 4.4.0 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 endpoints present on your network
 * Integration with various vulnerability scanners, intrusion detection
   solutions and firewalls
 * Bandwidth accounting for all devices

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


     Changes Since Previous Release

*New Features*

 *

   Added provisioning support for Symantec SEPM, MobileIron and OPSWAT
   (see our press release
   
<http://www.packetfence.org/news/2014/article/packetfence-integrates-with-opswat-gears-for-advanced-compliance-enforcement.html>
   and upcoming webinar
   
<http://www.packetfence.org/news/2014/article/webinar-packetfence-and-opswat-gears.html>
   about it)

 * Added Barracuda firewall support for single sign-on
 * pfmon can now run tasks on different intervals
 * Added a way to reevaluate the access of a node from the admin interface
 * Added a "Blackhole" authentication source
 * Added a new violation to enforce provisioning of agents
 * Violation can now be delayed
 * Added portal profile filter based on switch-port couple

*Enhancements*

 * Cache the ipset rule update to avoid unnecessary calls to ipset
 * Dynamically load violations and nodes for a user for display in
   admin gui
 * Dynamically load violations for a node for display in admin gui
 * Ensure only one pfmon is running at a time

*Bug Fixes*

 * Fix issue with userMiscellaneous and userCustomFields not showing if
   user does not have NODES_READ privilege
 * Fix MAC detection from IP on the Catalyst portal when using web
   authentication on the WLC controller.
 * Fix timestamp resolution not catching sub second changes in file in
   cache layer
 * Fixed handling of expiration time on the captive portal’s status page

Seehttps://github.com/inverse-inc/packetfence/commits/packetfence-4.5.0for the complete change log.

See the UPGRADE file for notes about upgrading:https://github.com/inverse-inc/packetfence/tree/packetfence-4.5.0/UPGRADE.asciidoc


     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:http://www.packetfence.org/development/sourcecode.html

Documentation about the installation and configuration of PacketFence is also available: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 tosupp...@inverse.ca <mailto: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
lmarco...@inverse.ca  ::  +1.514.755.3630  ::  http://inverse.ca
Inverse inc. :: Leaders behind SOGo (http://sogo.nu) and PacketFence 
(http://packetfence.org)

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