What is PacketFence ?

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, powerful BYOD management options, 802.1X support, layer-2 isolation of problematic devices; PacketFence can be used to effectively secure networks small to very large heterogeneous networks. Among the different markets are : The NAC that works!

  • banks
  • colleges and universities
  • engineering companies
  • convention and exhibition centers
  • hospitals and medical centers
  • hotels
  • manufacturing businesses
  • school boards (K-12)
  • telecommunications companies

.. and many more!

Released under the GPL, PacketFence is built using trusted open source components that allows it to offer an impressive amount of features.


We were able to bring PacketFence online in a few days.

Max McGrath, Network Administrator, Carthage College [External]

PacketFence allowed us to eliminate all costly P2P activities on our network.

Denis Gallant, Associate IT Director, CSSMI [External]

PacketFence is working marvelously with over 8,000 registered devices on an infrastructure of 200-plus endpoint switches and nearly 400 wireless APs.

Gerard Duguay, Manager of Network and Telecommunication Services, Seattle Pacific University [External]

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