• 1.7.2
  • Date Added
    (to site)

    August 5th, 2008
  • Author

    Kevin Amorin, David LaPorte, Randy Heins, Dominik Gehl, Regis Balzard
  • License

    GPL (?)
  • Description

    PacketFence is a Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system. It can be used to effectively secure networks – from small to very large heterogeneous networks. PacketFence has been deployed in production environments where thousands of users are involved.

    PacketFence provides an impressive list of supported features. Among them, there are:
    * NAC-oriented functionalities such as
    * Registration of new network devices
    * Detection of abnormal network activities (computer virus, worms,
    spyware, etc.) using Snort sensors
    * Registration-based and scheduled vulnerability scans using Nessus
    * Isolation of problematic devices
    * Remediation through a captive portal
    * VLAN isolation with VoIP support (even in heterogeneous
    environments) for
    multiple switch vendors such as Cisco, Edge-Core, HP, LinkSys, Nortel
    Networks and more
    * Support for 802.1X through a FreeRADIUS module
    * Wireless integration with FreeRADIUS which allows you to secure your
    wired and wireless networks the same way
    * DHCP fingerprinting which can be used to automatically register VoIP
    phones, game consoles and more
    * Web-based and command-line interfaces for management tasks

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Aug 31st, 2008, 8:44 pm | #


I downloaded the virtual machine (packetfence zen), spent a bit of time setting it up but after that ran like a champ.


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