Stonesoft Announces Support for IPv6
StoneGate Solutions to Enable Global Internet Expansion with Production-ready IPv6 Offerings by Second Quarter 2008
Helsinki, Finland – November 13, 2007 – Stonesoft, an innovative provider of integrated network
security and resilient connectivity solutions, today announced that its StoneGate Firewall, VPN and
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solutions will support IPv6. The first StoneGate IPv6 solutions
are scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2008.
The next generation Internet Protocol IPv6 will increase the number of available addresses for Internet-enabled devices, delivering enhancements in security, quality of service (QoS), and auto-configuration capabilities. The protocol has been under design and development for over 10 years, but global adoption has been slow due to the limited number of solutions supporting this protocol.
The importance of IPv6 has been recognized particularly in the U.S., where the Federal Government has set a deadline that all of its agencies should be IPv6 ready by June 30, 2008. In Europe, the transition to IPv6 has until now been largely limited to education and research networks.
“The IPv6 era is beginning and we are ready to help our customers seamlessly migrate to this next-generation protocol, especially since our StoneGate solutions are built on
Linux which recognizes IPv6 traffic today,” said Ilkka Hiidenheimo, the founder and
CEO of Stonesoft. “Stonesoft sees great promise in the future of IPv6. StoneGate solutions will allow our customers globally to ensure the security of their IPv6 traffic and benefit from the added reliability and stability that are the hallmarks of IPv6.
About Stonesoft Corporation
Stonesoft Corporation (OMX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security solutions to secure the information flow of distributed organizations. Stonesoft customers include enterprises with growing business needs requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity.
StoneGate™ Secure Connectivity Solution unifies firewall, VPN, IPS and SSL VPN blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a centrally managed system. The key benefits of StoneGate Secure Connectivity Solution include low TCO, excellent price-performance ratio and high ROI.
StoneGate Management Center provides unified management for StoneGate Firewall with VPN, IPS and SSL VPN. StoneGate Firewall and IPS work together to provide intelligent defense throughout the enterprise network while StoneGate SSL VPN provides enhanced security for mobile and remote use.
Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation is a global company with corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com.
Ilkka Hiidenheimo, CEO
Tel. +358 9 476 711