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Check Point, Sun successfully test IPv6

Check Point Software Technologies and Sun Microsystems Inc. have completed interoperability and security testing on...


December 29, 2003  


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Check Point Software Technologies and Sun Microsystems Inc. have completed interoperability and security testing on the next generation Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).

Check Point Next Generation with Application Intelligence security software installed on Sun UltraSparc systems interoperated with more than 30 networking products including switches, routers, applications and operating systems, to validate the performance and interoperability of next-generation IPv6 networking hardware and software.

A project called MoonV6 was recently deployed to provide the North American market with validation for IPv6 through testing and the demonstration of the technology’s effectiveness under real-world conditions.

Organization involved in the project include the North American IPv6 Task Force, the University of New Hampshire’s Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) and Internet 2, a consortium of 205 universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies.

“With hackers continuing to exploit network vulnerabilities, Internet security is critical for secure, seamless migration to IPv6,” said Ben Schultz, UNH-IOL managing engineer and UNH-IOL technical team leader for Moonv6.