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.vantronix introduces its IPv6 Network Migration Gateway
Hannover, Germany (March 3, 2011) - .vantronix | secure systems GmbH, a provider of high-end security appliances and an HP AllianceONE Select partner, is introducing its new Network Migration Gateway.
IPv4 addresses exhaustion and IPv6
The current infrastructure of the Internet is based on its underlying TCP/IP protocol suite – the Internet Protocol version 4. The IPv4 protocol uses a 32bit address space, which limits the Internet to a possible maximum of 4,294,967,296 (2^32) unique addresses, for connected systems, servers or routers. The next-generation protocol IPv6 introduces extended functionality and a 128bit address space, or 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 (2^128) unique addresses.
• IPv4 addresses exhausted - In February 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) announced the exhaustion of the primary IPv4 address pool. The rapid growth of global Internet users and an increasing need for unique IP addresses exhausted the address space about 30 years after the standardization of IPv4 in 1981
• IPv6 for compliance - Some governments started to require IPv6 compliance for any new systems connected to their networks. For example, the US Government requires IPv6 with their recent USGv6 standard by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Solving the IPv6 Migration Problem
Many businesses are facing the problem of migrating their networks and solutions to IPv6. The common approach of running “dual-stack”
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.vantronix | secure systems GmbH is a vendor of high-end security appliances with international customers in the corporate and enterprise market. .vantronix provides routing firewalls, load balancers, VPN IPv6 gateways and anti-spam solutions based on a solid and proven platform powered by the secure operating system OpenBSD. Its engineering team and highly professional support and services allow .vantronix to compete against leading vendors in information security, healthcare, telecommunications and governmental IT security markets. .vantronix provides security appliances based on HP hardware products and is an HP AllianceONE Select artner. The company is privately held and based in Hannover Germany.