ANNOUNCING: PacketFence 5.3.0 The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.3.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions 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) capabilities • state-of-the art devices fingerprinting with Fingerbank • multiple enforcement methods including Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and hotspot-style • compliance checks for endpoints present on your network • integration with various vulnerability scanners, intrusion detection solutions, security agents 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 • Support for Single Sign-On integration with the iboss platform • Support for web authentication for NATed clients • Support for MAC Authentication and 802.1x for Alcatel-Lucent switches • Support for the IBM StackSwitch G8052 switch Enhancements • New Powershell scripts to allow unregistering nodes for disabled accounts on Active Directory • Force a JSON response if the Accept header is set to 'application/json' • Fingerbank processing in pfdhcplistener is now asyncronous using the webservices • Integration of pfconfig commands in bin/pfcmd • Added web form registration to Ruckus Controllers • Improved database maintenance script to prevent prolonged locking of tables • Active/Active mode will now send gratuitous ARPs to update routers when changing master node Bug Fixes • Fixed multiple XSS vulnerabilities in the administration GUI • Fixed incorrect RADIUS realm detection when using windows computer authentication • Fixed an issue with pfdns returning the wrong IP when using active/active mode • Fixed an issue on Debian and Ubuntu where the GUI could not change some field values • Fixed incorrect graphite document root on Ubuntu • Fixed SMS bug where the list of carriers could be accidentally deleted See https://github.com/inverse-inc/packetfence/commits/packetfence-5.3.0 for the complete change log. See the UPGRADE file for notes about upgrading: https://github.com/inverse-inc/packetfence/tree/packetfence-5.3.0/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 to supp...@inverse.ca You can also fill our online form (http://www.inverse.ca/#contact) 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. -- Louis Munro lmu...@inverse.ca :: www.inverse.ca +1.514.447.4918 x125 :: +1 (866) 353-6153 x125 Inverse inc. :: Leaders behind SOGo (www.sogo.nu) and PacketFence (www.packetfence.org)
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