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What is PacketFence ?


PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system.


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. Among the different markets are :

•colleges and universities
•engineering companies
•manufacturing businesses
•school boards (K-12)
Released under the GPL, PacketFence is built using trusted open-source components that allows it to offer an impressive amount of features.


Why do I need PacketFence ?


If your network is a breeding ground for worms, PacketFence is for you. If you have no idea who connects to your network and who owns a particular computer, PacketFence is for you. If you have no way of mapping a network policy violation to a user, PacketFence is for you.


What you can do with PacketFence ?


• Block iPods wireless access
• Forbid rogue access points
• Perform compliance checks
• Eliminate Peer-to-Peer traffic
• Provide guest access
• Simplify VLAN management

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