Published on August 9th, 2012 | by MaxiSoler


PacketFence v3.5 Released

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) solution. Boasting an impressive feature set including a captive-portal for registration and remediation, centralized wired and wireless management, 802.1X support, layer-2 isolation of problematic devices, integration with the Snort IDS and the Nessus vulnerability scanner; PacketFence can be used to effectively secure networks – from small to very large heterogeneous networks.

Changelog v3.5

New Hardware Support

  • Cisco Catalyst 3560G
  • Netgear GS110 series (SNMP link up/down)
  • Cisco Aironet in Wireless Directory Services (WDS) mode

New Features

  • Remediation module for SourceFire 3D (addons/sourcefire)
  • Added portal profile feature that allow to present a custom captive portal depending on the SSID you connect to. Refer to Administration Guide for further details
  • Added a new action to close another violation
  • Added a new Web-based configurator that eases the installation and configuration process of a new PacketFence installation
  • Added support for Suricata IDS (#1141)


  • Improved handling of an empty conf/pf.conf configuration file
  • Improved error reporting for dynamic uplink detection on Cisco
  • Interface gateways are no longer required in configuration (#1447)
  • general.caching parameter removed from configuration
  • Major refactoring, cleanup and dependencies removal
  • node.expire now works for VLAN/Inline mode (#1481)
  • Closing expired violations using the release_date (#1476)
  • Excluding the local switch when building the NAS SQL table (#1491)
  • FreeRADIUS configuration is now fully managed (pf/raddb)
  • Use of Nessus XMLRPC to launch the remote scan
  • Possibility to select a policy in nessus by the node category
  • Refactoring of the accounting violations
  • Refactoring of the captive portal templates generation
  • trapping.registration now enabled by default

Bug Fixes

  • Wrong information sent by mail for sponsored registration (#1445)
  • DHCP listener watch issue fix (#1490)

Download PacketFence v3.5

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