August 9, 2006

OpenNAC Announcement: LAN Access Control

Sean writes "OpenNAC provides easy to use VLAN assignment and LAN access control for Cisco Switches and all kind of network devices (Servers, Workstations, Printers, IP-Phones, Webcams...)

OpenNAC can be considered as having to phases.

We have taken OpenVMPS, added a MySQL back end, a Delphi GUI, some advanced PHP control scripts, scalability, redundancy, alerting and more. This has been installed at companies with networks sizing from one hundred to 2000 machines. We will continue to market this product and offer professional support.

Next, we want to make OpenNAC available to the OpenSource community. We are currently working through the existing code to remove or replace all proprietary pieces and on new database scheme to allow further extensions. We are also considering adding 802.1x support (provides better security and is not limited to Cisco switches) and moving the Delphi GUI to a web based user interface.

The 'plan' is for the project to move forward to eventually become THE OpenSource Enterprise tool for dynamic VLAN assignment and network authentication.

So, we wish to solicite community opinions, expertise and feedback. Are you interested in this tool, would you like to use it or even like to contribute to it (documentation, support, development, promotion, architecture, review...)?

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