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Sourcefire among first to complete IPv6 testing

AvantiKumar | June 15, 2011
Sourcefire Malaysia says it’s one of the first IT security firms to complete IPv6 testing by ICSA Labs.

Sourcefire Malaysia country manager, Ivan Wen.

PHOTO - Sourcefire Malaysia country manager, Ivan Wen.

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 JUNE 2011 - Security firm Sourcefire is among the first security vendors to complete testing for the next Internet protocol - IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) networks.

The testing was conducted by ICSA Labs, a third-party security testing and certification body, which showed that US federal government customers could leverage Sourcefire's intrusion detection and prevention solution on IPv6 networks, said Sourcefire Malaysia country manager Ivan Wen.

"[Our solutions, such as] the Sourcefire Defense Centre, successfully satisfied U.S. federal government IPv6 test requirements (USGv6) and the company's intrusion prevention system [IPS] sensors are currently being tested," said Wen. "The Sourcefire IPS [intrusion protection system] [3D System] is one of the first IT security solutions verified by ICSA Labs to meet the federal government's requirements for hosts on an IPv6 network."

"This independent confirmation of our IPv6 support is especially important now that the pool of available IPv4 addresses is fully allocated and nearly depleted," he said. "It is increasingly important that organisations ensure that their network IT security solutions are IPv6 compliant, such as Sourcefire's IPS."

An ICSA Labs statement said: "As one of the first IT security vendors to participate in our testing, Sourcefire customers will benefit from the company's ongoing commitment to security excellence and to ensuring that their products are fully compliant with IPv6."

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security products and network-connected devices, such as printers and faxes, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance to many of the world's top security vendors.



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