Software update: PacketFence 1.8.4

An NAC system can be used to secure a network environment. This allows network devices to be automatically blocked, based on pre-set policies, when an undesirable situation occurs. Think of unknown network devices of visitors, a worm that is trying to spread or an authorized device that is equipped with a different operating system via a boot flop or live CD. PacketFence is one such nac system with support for 802.1x and vlan isolation, with which a network device can be placed in the correct vlan after analysis. The developers have released version 1.8.4 with the following announcement:

PacketFence 1.8.4 released

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.8.4. This is a maintenance release of PacketFence which focuses on stability and includes many bug fixes and several small enhancements.

It’s now possible to:

  • generate violations on MAC vendors (to ban a device category)
  • generate violations on Web browser’s User-Agent information (to ban a browser)
  • specify a VLAN for violations (node ​​with this violation will be put in the specified VLAN)

It also includes support for new networking equipment:

  • Aruba Networks wireless controllers
  • Foundry (Brocade) FastIron 4802
  • 3COM 4200G
  • D-Link DES-3526 (in the Web interface)

See the CHANGES files in the PacketFence distribution for a complete list of changes.

Version number 1.8.4
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
Website Inverse
License type GPL