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Vendors Get IPv6 Offerings Ready For Prime Time
The arrival of IPv6 is being greeted with favorable anticipation, as vendors prepare to unveil the next-generation Internet technology.
"IPv6 with its expanded capabilities like addressing, auto configuration, security architecture and quality of service is seeing plenty of traction in the market," said Shailesh Kumar, vice president of engineering at AdventNet.
Acknowledging this, AdventNet is one of the vendors that have stepped out with products supporting IPv6. The company earlier this month announced that a new version of its Web NMS management framework that supports IPPv6. Web NMS is used by networking equipment vendors and solution providers to build custom element and network management applications. The IPPv6 support includes a client/server communication between IPv4/v6 devices and a v6 node, discovery of nodes via the IPv6 layer and modeling of v6 nodes. This capability enables deployment of Web NMS in both v4 and v6 network environments.
Broadband communications and storage solutions firm Marvell also is addressing IPv6 in some of its latest offerings. The Prestera-DX250, -DX260 and "DX270 60 Gbps Ethernet switching solution features IPPv4/v6 security in its policy control list (PCL).
Earlier this month, SNMP Research International announced a partnership with Swedish firm Interpeak AB, a provider of IPv4/IPv6 networking stacks and security protocols. The agreement has resulted in the integration of SNMP Research's EMANATE SNMP agent development tools with dual-mode IPPv4 and IPPv6 TCP/IP stacks from Interpeak. The firms contend this is the first integration of an IPv6 protocol stack with and IPv6 SNMP agent, and enables deployment of standards-based IPv4 and IPv6 networking and management capabilities for embedded systems.
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