One of the first security vendors to offer IPv6 support
Helsinki, Finland - 8 June, 2011 - Stonesoft has made its public website www.stonesoft.com and corporate blog StoneBlog http://stoneblog.stonesoft.com available over IPv6 to demonstrate their readiness to help their customers migrate securely into IPv6. Both web services are IPv6 enabled and protected by StoneGate Firewall/VPN.
The goal of the IPv6 Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out. Stonesoft is among the first security vendors to participate in the World IPv6 Day, and whereby many participants offer their services over IPv6 for a 24-hour "test flight", Stonesoft`s corporate website and blog will remain available over both IPv4 and IPv6 also after the test flight.
"We at Stonesoft take great pride in making sure our customers around the world can seamlessly migrate to IPv6. The new features offered by StoneGate 5.3 allow our customers to enable dual stack IPv6 operations for their internal and external networks in an easy and secure manner. For example, public servers can be easily made IPv6 accessible by implementing dual stack IPv4/IPv6 configuration for them and protecting IPv6 access to the servers with the same StoneGate firewalls that are used for IPv4 traffic", explains Antti Kuvaja, Director, Product Management at Stonesoft.
"RWTH Aachen welcomes the additional IPv6 possibilities provided by the StoneGate solution. Educational networks in Germany are making strides with IPv6 implementation, and security should not be an afterthought", said Mr. Andreas Schreiber, Department Manager at the Center for Computing and Communication, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
StoneGate IPS provides stateful access control and full deep inspection capabilities for IPv6 network traffic already, including IPv6 encapsulation, IP-in-IP and for GRE tunneling protocols.
StoneGate Firewall/VPN 5.3 enhances IPv6 support by bringing support for active-active load-balancing clustering also for IPv6 environments. Other IPv6 enhancements in the 5.3 version include support for site to site IPsec VPN connections over IPv6 networks protecting IPv4 or IPv6 traffic inside the VPN. Also IPv6 traffic can be tunneled over IPv4 networks using standard IPsec VPN in StoneGate Firewall/VPN.
Read more about the improved IPv6 support offered by StoneGate at http://stoneblog.stonesoft.com/2011/06/stonegate-5-3-improved-ipv6-support/.
For more information, please contact:
Director, Product Management
Tel. +358 9 476 711
World IPv6 Day
One of the goals of World IPv6 Day is to expose potential issues under controlled conditions and address them as soon as possible. The vast majority of users should be able to access services as usual, but in rare cases, misconfigured or misbehaving network equipment, particularly in home networks, may impair access to participating websites during the trial. It has been estimated that 0.05% of users may experience such problems, but participating organizations will be working together with operating system manufacturers, home router vendors and ISPs to minimize the number of users affected. Participants will also be working together to provide tools to detect problems and offer suggested fixes in advance of the trial. For more information about World IPv6 Day, visit http://www.worldipv6day.org.
About the need for IPv6
IPv4 has approximately four billion IP addresses (the sequence of numbers assigned to each Internet-connected device). The explosion in the number of people, devices and web services on the Internet means that IPv4 is running out of space. IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol, which provides over four billion times more space, will connect the billions of people not connected today and will help ensure the Internet can continue its current growth rate.
About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is a non-profit organisation founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet-related standards, education and policy. It is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world. See www.internetsociety.org,
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security solutions to secure the information flow of distributed organizations. Stonesoft customers include enterprises with growing business needs requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity.
StoneGate(TM) Secure Connectivity Solution unifies firewall, VPN, IPS and SSL VPN blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a unified and centrally managed system. The key benefits of the StoneGate solution include low TCO, excellent price-performance ratio and high ROI. The StoneGate Virtual Security Solutions protect the network and ensure business continuity in both virtual and physical network environments.
StoneGate Management Center provides unified management for StoneGate Firewall with VPN, IPS and SSL VPN. StoneGate Firewall and IPS work together to provide intelligent defense all over the enterprise network while StoneGate SSL VPN provides enhanced security for mobile and remote use.
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