FreeNAC provides Virtual LAN assignment, LAN access control, live network end-device discovery.
Version: 3.0FreeNAC provides Virtual LAN assignment, LAN access control (for all kinds of network devices such as Servers, Workstations, Printers, IP-Phones ..), live network end-device discovery.
Operating System: Linux
Both Cisco's VMPS and 802.1x port security modes are supported. VLAN, switch port management and documentation of Patch cabling is also included.
Here are some key features of "FreeNAC":
· Dynamic VLAN assignment
· LAN access control
· Flexibility of LAN authentication mechanisms: 802.1x, VMPS/Mac, Cisco Mac-Auth-Bypass
· Highly automated
· Redundancy and load sharing for high availability
· Live inventory of end-devices on the network
· Switch port programming
· Documentation of LAN cabling
· Flexible reporting
The enterprise LAN needs to be easy to use and reliable, however many people such as visitors, employees, cleaners, temporary staff, often have physical access to LAN sockets located in open workspaces such as:
· Open-plan offices
· Meeting rooms
· Hallways & corners (printers, kiosks, webcams...)
· Unlocked wiring closet rooms
Mobility can worsen the problem of having unauthorised users in your network, since users expect to be able to connect to any socket, in any room, easily. CableOften there is not enough Ethernet cabling leading to the use of hubs/un-managed switches, which provides even more opportunity for connection of unauthorised devices. Ethernet LAN network sockets may be accessible by employees, visitors, cleaning staff, electricians, etc. This is why one may wish to know what is connecting to your network, where, when, in order to prevent rogue users who might pose a security risk by introducing viruses, disrupting services, sniffing traffic, or accessing internal data and resources...