Hexago Empowers Market Development of IPv6 Products



    Gateway6 Client Source Code Free and Available to All

    MONTREAL, March 19 /CNW/ - Hexago, the leading provider of IPv6
deployment solutions, today announced Hexago's Gateway6 Client is now licensed
under a Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) type agreement. The BSD type
agreement permits anyone to access the Gateway6 Client source code, make
changes to the source code to suit their requirements, and incorporate the
Gateway6 Client into products they plan to commercially deploy without any
restrictions or costs. When network equipment manufacturers, software
developers, and researchers incorporate the Gateway6 Client into new products,
these products are able to easily access IPv6 networks and run on IPv6.

    The Gateway6 Client simplifies and promotes the transition to IPv6 by
automatically creating authenticated IPv6 tunnels through existing IPv4
infrastructure. Network equipment embedded with the Gateway6 Client can
provide IPv6 connectivity either through Hexago's Freenet6 service or through
a Hexago Gateway6 server within the network. When the Gateway6 Client is used
with Freenet6, which is a free IPv6 connectivity service available from
go6.net, it automatically provides IPv6 access for any device or software.
Hexago's Freenet6 service, which has over 150,000 registered users, is
available at http://www.go6.net.

    "Although we are starting to see more products being ported to IPv6, many
hardware and software companies are waiting because a stack port requires an
IPv6 network to operate," said Bruce Sinclair, president and CEO of Hexago.
"Of course, they are waiting to transition networks until there are more IPv6
products. This is one of the roadblocks to massive IPv6 deployment. The
Gateway6 Client bypasses this roadblock by using managed tunneling to provide
IPv6 connectivity within any network. Products using the Gateway6 Client will
be plug and play IPv6 ready, right out of the box. Now powerful features such
as true peer-to-peer communications and NAT traversal are easily implemented
and can be run over existing IPv4 networks."

    "The availability of the Gateway6 Client source code opens up a world of
new business opportunities that have been created through IPv6," said Paul
Charron, vice-president of product management for Hexago. "With IPv6's almost
limitless address space and a BSD type license to easily make products IPv6
ready, companies are empowered to develop products and services around
address-intensive and true peer-to-peer opportunities such as cameras,
sensors, and IP mobile devices. They are also empowered to explore new
business opportunities in fields such as sharing, meetings, mobility, building
management, home security, child monitoring, energy management, and more. Such
applications can be delivered today with Hexago technologies, leveraging IPv6
values through IPv4 infrastructures."

    The Gateway6 Client is available for Windows, Linux, Mac, NetBSD, OpenBSD
and FreeBSD. To download the Gateway6 Client source code today, go to
http://www.go6.net/4105/download.asp or contact support@hexago.com.

    About Hexago

    Hexago is a leading IPv6 company that offers simple and cost-effective
end-to-end deployment solutions by providing its expert services and
commercial products to companies and organizations wishing to incorporate IPv6
capabilities or compatibility into their Internet services or products. Its
customers include AT&T, France Telecom, KDDI, Panasonic, T-Systems, Teleglobe,
Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA), Defense Information Systems Agency
(DISA), Communications - Electronics Research, Development and Engineering
Center (CERDEC), the Army's Information Technology Agency (USAITA), Space and
Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), the Marine Corps, BAE Systems, Boeing,
General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and others. For more information, visit:
http://www.hexago.com.




For further information:

For further information: Hexago Inc. Paul Charron, 514-906-4786 x1023;
paul.charron@hexago.com or Media Contact For Hexago Inc. Joya Subudhi,
804-440-4269; joya@subudhi.com

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