Major Internet service providers (ISPs), networking equipment manufacturers and web companies around the world, are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services today.
Hong Kong., June 6, 2012 - (PressReleasePoint) -Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the successful one-day World IPv6 Day event held on 8th June 2012, World IPv6 Launch Day represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6.
As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet's continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development. IPv4 currently directs almost all Internet traffic. However, the last top level block of free IPv4 addresses were assigned in February 2011, so organizations everywhere will soon be faced with the very real need to migrate over to IPv6.
Network Box is very pleased to announce that it is the first, and so far only, provider of Managed Security Services, to have had its proprietary managed security service delivery platform attain IPv6 Ready Core Phase-2 Certification. IPv6 Ready is an internationally recognized certification that is awarded to vendor products after they undergo a comprehensive set of tests that measure the compliance of the products' IPv6 networking stack against constructs, features and behaviours defined in the official IPv6 internet standards. For this reason, full IPv6 support and innovation are foundational aspects of the entire upcoming Network Box version five (NBRS-5) product line.
"Network Box's version five software platform is a truly revolutionary security system. It takes us to Next Generation Unified Threat Management," said Mark Webb-Johnson, Network Box's Chief Technology Officer. "Our new system is designed from the ground up to provide a Holistic Security Management platform. That's what's been missing for the last decade; Unified Threat Management has been anything but unified."
"Looking at UTM products available on the market today, they certainly bundle many security applications into one appliance, but they do little to unify those applications beyond putting them side-by-side on a web interface. What the industry needs is a new approach. A holistic approach. IT Managers want and need a complete, comprehensive, integrated, universal view of their network gateways. Not just for security issues, but for compliance, reporting and business continuity. Our new version five platform provides all that and more besides," continued Mark.
"The first Network Box managed security service to launch which uses the new Network Box version five IPv6 certified security platform, is our new Anti-Distributed Denial of Service, Web Application Firewall," added May Chan, Network Box's Marketing Director.
"Distributed Denial of Service attacks have been making front page news right across the globe. Therefore enhanced DDoS mitigation is very high on the list of security features which IT Managers are looking for right now."
"Network Box's Web Application Firewall system provides not only real-time push updated web application protection, but offers exactly the kind of effective yet affordable Distributed Denial of Service mitigation organizations need," said May. "Poorly written Internet facing applications, lax security patching, bad password policies; all these things can add up to disaster. Network Box's Anti-DDoS WAF is not only the best solution, but it is installed, monitored and managed by our security experts, freeing up clients' IT Managers to focus on their core business."
"The Network Box Web Application Firewall isn't just a system, it's a Managed Security Service, just like our multi-award winning Unified Threat Management Security Service.," said Michael Gazeley, Network Box's Managing Director. "IT Managers are not just left to fend for themselves. Network Box is there around the clock to help them secure their systems. IT Managers urgently need help to deal with web application issues; Network Box is here to offer that help. The fact that we can also help organizations migrate smoothly to IPv6, as well as mitigate Distributed Denial of Service attacks, are obviously very important added bonuses," added Michael.
"Network Box was founded twelve years ago, to help IT Managers deal with the fact that when you plug into the world, the world is also plugged into you. By utilizing Network Box's Managed Security Services, IT Managers can get on with their 'day jobs,' while partnering with Network Box's Security Operations Centres to help them monitor, manage and update their gateway security systems to internationally certified security standards."
About Network Box:
Network Box Corporation is a multi-award winning Managed Security Services Provider, specialising in Unified Threat Management Plus (UTM+). It continuously defends the networks of its customers using PUSH technology, to instantaneously update protection, from 12 Security Operations Centres spread across the globe. Network Box Corporation has been named one of the world's Top 100 Strategic IT Vendors by MIS Asia Magazine four times. The company's customers include many of the world's best known corporations, organisations, and government departments.