The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v9.2. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and 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:

     Changes Since Previous Release

*New Features*

 * Allow to force the access duration when using device registration
 * Migrate to go mod for Golang binaries (#4832 and #4841)

   Ready-to-use Docker images for PacketFence builds (#4841)

 * Added audit log for API and new admin interface
 * Added configuration based switch modules
 * Support for remote layer 3 clusters in read-only mode
 * Internal security event to trigger on managed network only or
   production network only


 * Network visualization now supports custom sorting, min/max graph
   sizing, variable real-time network live-view, and infinite depth of
   switch-group inheritance
 * Speedup the DAL generation (#4824)
 * Enhance Juniper EX2300 to allow a port bounce to be done via RADIUS CoA

*Bug Fixes*

 * fixes #4737 (SNMP trap stuck in the queue)
 * MySQL schema upgrade statements should be re-runnable (#4892)
 * Return the authentication sources where the default realm has been
   associated if the realm used by the connection contain a realm that
   is not defined in the configuration

See the complete change log.

See the Upgrade guide 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 available:

     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 <>

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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