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, wireless and VPN management, industry-leading BYOD capabilities, 802.1X and RBAC support, integrated network anomaly detection with layer-2 isolation of problematic devices; PacketFence can be used to effectively secure small to very large heterogeneous networks.

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?

Do you want to efficiently handle guests on your network? Is your network a breeding ground for computer worms and viruses? Can anyone connect to your network without your knowledge? If so, PacketFence is for you.

BYOD - Let people bring their own devices

Role-based access control

Eliminate malware

WiFi offload / hotspot

Provide guest access

Perform compliance checks

Simplify network management


Version 13.2.0
Released on May 15, 2024
See also the ZEN virtual machine