Pilot Program Will Simulate Government Transition from IPv4 to IPv6
MONTREAL, December 3 /CNW/ - Hexago, the leading provider of IPv6
deployment solutions, today announced the company has teamed with Lockheed
Martin (NYSE: LMT) in a pilot program to help transition a part of Lockheed
Martin's global network to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The pilot
program will work through all phases of a full-scale IPv6 transition, similar
to one that a government agency would undertake. Hexago contributed the
company's flagship product, Gateway6TM, to the pilot program. Gateway6
provides secure and managed tunneling and translation as a complement to
dual-stack when migrating to IPv6.
"The IPv6 transition pilot is comprised of a dynamic team of engineers
and architects and leading industry partners collaborating to simulate a
federal agency's transition from IPv4 to IPv6," said Bruce Sinclair, Hexago's
CEO. "The IPv6 transition pilot will benefit federal agencies by solving the
complexities of the transition through best 'industry practices' in a
Hexago has demonstrated a commitment to advancing IPv6 deployment through
years of IPv6 network consulting, IPv6 product development, participation in
IPv6 standards committees and research networks, by supporting IPv6
conferences and events, by sponsoring go6.net - the portal to the IPv6 world,
and with the newly released IPv6 guide for U.S. government agencies.
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandated in 2005 that all
federal agencies enable their core networks for IPv6 by June 2008. The U.S.
Department of Defense's (DoD) goal is to complete the transition to IPv6 for
all inter and intra networking across the DoD by FY 2008. For the military,
IPv6 will enable global, net-centric operations that translate an information
advantage into a decisive edge for the warfighter. The Government Affairs
Office estimates that the transition will cost the federal government
approximately $25 billion over the next 25 years.
Working with leading commercial IT vendors, Lockheed Martin's IPv6 Center
of Excellence will lead the transition project, upgrading a network that spans
laboratories in 10 different cities, from California to the United Kingdom.
The transition to IPv6 is becoming a hot topic in the computer networking
community as, in addition to the U.S. government's initiatives, IPv4 addresses
are estimated to run out by 2010. The available IPv4 resource pool is reduced
to the point that the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) advised
the Internet community in June 2007 that migration to IPv6 is necessary. IPv6
provides an exponential increase in the number of addresses available to
Hexago connects the world to the new Internet. As the global market
leader in IPv6 deployment solutions, Hexago's products provide connectivity
and interoperability between IPv4 and IPv6 networks, services, applications
and devices, enabling the ubiquitous deployment of IPv6 over today's networks.
Operator customers include AT&T, Chunghwa Telecom, France Telecom, KDDI, Korea
Telecom, NTT, 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. Manufacturer customers include Panasonic and NEC. Leading
research customers include Surfnet, Ukerna, AARnet and Renater. For more
information, visit: http://www.hexago.com.
For further information:
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