Hexago Releases Federal Agency Guide for IPv6 Transition



    Single Best Source of Information on Tunneling Technology

    MONTREAL, September 19 /CNW/ - Hexago, the leading provider of IPv6
deployment solutions, today announced the release of a guide, "Introduction To
Secure Managed Tunnels - A Federal Agency's Guide To Cost Effective and
Scalable IPv6 Transition Solutions." This guide provides United States
Government (USG) agencies with a deep look at techniques they can use to
support their transition to IPv6. It is available on Hexago's Web site at
http://www.hexago.com/.

    Hexago's federal agency guide is the first and only guide on how to use
secure and managed tunneling technology to achieve the Office of Management
and Budget's (OMB) milestone for agency core networks to be IPv6 capable by
2008. It is the most comprehensive guide to secure and managed tunneling
technology available today. Configured tunnels are supported by the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) as a standard IPv6 transition mechanism, along
with dual-stack.

    The guide reveals how secure, managed tunnels can be utilized to help
meet not only the June 2008 IPv6 milestone requirement developed by the Office
of Management and Budget, but also provide a cost saving solution for agencies
to roll out secure and managed IPv6 services across their entire enterprise.
For example, if a USG agency wants to run an IPv6 only application, the agency
can use secure, managed tunneling to start offering IPv6 on their network
today without replacing hundreds of pieces of equipment. In the coming years,
as the agency acquires new IT equipment with IPv6 built in as part of ongoing
technology refresh, the agency will progressively shift to IPv6 native
networks while relying on secure, managed tunneling technology for IPv4
connectivity support to legacy devices and services.

    Readers of the guide will also discover how secure, managed tunnels give
USG agencies greater control and flexibility over the transition to IPv6 in
their network. Once an agency utilizes tunneling, all of the endpoints that
are IPv6 capable can be turned on at the agency's choosing. This enables the
agency to move its network to IPv6 at a rapid or slow pace, and to move the
entire network or to move sections one at a time.

    "With the issue of the federal agency guide, we aim to help agencies make
an informed, strategic decision about their IPv6 transition," said Bruce
Sinclair, president and CEO of Hexago. "Costs aside, our experience with
deployments in other parts of the world shows that a pure dual stack approach
is more theoretical than practical - to make a functional network,
organizations always complement dual stack with other transition technologies
such as tunneling and translation."

    Hexago developed the federal agency guide in partnership with Fairfax, VA
based SynExi, a leading technology transition and IPv6 consulting firm. The
guide provides USG agencies critical, new information on the following topics:

    --  Overview of tunneling,

    --  How secure, managed tunnels support meeting the success criteria for
the June 2008 milestone,

    --  Maintaining security policies and postures during the transition to
IPv6 though the use of secure, managed tunnels,

    --  Secure, managed tunneling architectures,

    --  Benefits and challenges associated with secure, managed tunneling,
and

    --  Secure, managed tunneling best practices.

    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.
Operator customers include AT&T, Chunghwa Telecom, France Telecom, KDDI, Korea
Telecom, NTT, Panasonic, T-Systems, Teleglobe and Verizon Federal. U.S.
government and government contractor customers include Air Force
Communications Agency (AFCA), Army's Information Technology Agency (USAITA),
BAE Systems, Boeing, Communications - Electronics Research, Development and
Engineering Center (CERDEC), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA),
General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Marine Corps, Space and Naval Warfare
Systems Command (SPAWAR) 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: For Hexago Inc. Joya Subudhi, 804-440-4269
joya@subudhi.com

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