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Check Point First to Provide Application Level Protection for IPv6 Networks

Monday 22 March 2004 17:54 CET | News

Check Point Software Technologies is enhancing support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the emerging next generation Internet protocol.

Check Point has successfully demonstrated Application Intelligence technology during the second phase of the Moonv6 next-generation Internet testing project. The IPv6 security abilities of Next Generation with Application Intelligence have been tested and verified using real-world test scenarios by NetworkTester, Agilent Technologies, the independent test vendor supporting the event. Application Level Protection for IPv6 Networks 1 Check Point Next Generation with Application Intelligence is the industrys first comprehensive, integrated security solution for defeating and preventing both network and application level attacks. Today, service providers and enterprise customers protect their application-servers using IPv4 with Check Points Stateful Inspection and Application Intelligence technologies. Dynamic Routing On IPv6 Check Point and OPSEC partner, NextHop Technologies, demonstrated interoperability of Check Points FireWall-1 with NextHops GateD dynamic routing over the IPv6 protocols, OSPF and BGP. Seamless interoperation between Check Point FireWall-1 and NextHops GateD IPv6 routing protocols allows for easier management of large-scale networks. This best-of-breed deployment obtains routing information and identifies optimal traffic routes within the network using the OSPF and BGP protocols. Largest Multi-vendor IPv6 Network: Moonv6 Moonv6 is a nationwide IPv6 test-bed backed by the North American IPv6 Task Force, Internet2, the U.S. Defense Department, the UNH-IOL and major networking, testing and communications companies. Check Point products were provided to validate the reliability and interoperability of IPv6 networking hardware and software under operative conditions. The testing addressed aspects of the IPv6 protocol key to widespread deployment of the new technology, including network routing protocols, applications, security and transition mechanisms. About Moonv6 The Moonv6 project is a collaborative effort between the North American IPv6 Task Force, (NAv6TF), the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), Internet2, the Joint Interoperability Testing Command (JITC) and various other U.S. Defense Department agencies. Taking place across the U.S. at multiple locations, the Moonv6 project represents the most aggressive collaborative IPv6 interoperability and application demonstration event in the North American market to date.


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