ATLANTA -- Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network security and resilient connectivity solutions, today announced that its StoneGate Firewall, VPN and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solutions will support IPv6. The first StoneGate IPv6 solutions are scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2008 in time to comply with the U.S. Federal Governments deadline that all of its agencies be IPv6 ready by June 30, 2008.
IPv6 the next generation Internet Protocol that has been under design and development for over 10 years will increase the number of available addresses for Internet-enabled devices, delivering enhancements in security, quality of service (QoS), and auto-configuration capabilities. Yet global adoption has been slow due to the limited number of solutions supporting this protocol. With the U.S. Federal Government putting a stake in the ground, vendors and their customers are focused on meeting the deadline.
The IPv6 era is beginning and we are ready to help our customers seamlessly migrate to this next-generation protocol, particularly since our solutions are built on Linux which recognizes IPv6 traffic today, said Ilkka Hiidenheimo, the founder and CEO of Stonesoft. Stonesoft sees great promise in the future of IPv6. As momentum increases, the StoneGate solutions will allow our customers globally to ensure the security of their IPv6 traffic and benefit from the added reliability and stability that are the hallmarks of IPv6.