With the increase in attention for IPv6, we start running into issues
in supporting IPv6 on our websites and Internet applications. Much of
the network design over the last 15 years has assumed that we are
running in an IPv4 world. Re-designing your network would be
necessary, in order to support potential IPv6 customers.
Loadbalancers, you can simply
translate the customer requests without having to change your network.
All of the standard .vantronix features work transparently with IPv6,
as well as IPv4. The gateway functionality can dynamically relay between
The main benefit of IPv6 is the increased address space to handle the
number of systems that will be connected to the Internet. But a new
generation of the Internet Protocol introduces new features,
functionality, and security issues. IPv6 tries to solve old security
problems but the complexity of the protocol introduced new
. Most current firewall products, routers,
and IPv6-enabled network appliances offer a fairly limited IPv6
support and they have implementation problems in their IPv6 stack.
Other firewall products don't support IPv6 at all or just limited port
filtering without support for stateful firewalling (SPI) with IPv6.
uses the highly proven OpenBSD IPv6 stack which
is based on the original
reference implementation. It features many enhancements and security
improvements and more than 10 years of ongoing development. The
.vantronix firewall, loadbalancer, and VPN gateway support full IPv6
operation with stateful firewalling (SPI), and Trusted Proactive Security.