Network Box’s IPv6 module provides seamless IPv4/IPv6 bridging and translation between IPv4 and IPv6, allowing you to start using IPv6 without making any changes to your network. By enlisting router-level technologies, it enables IPv4 clients to seamlessly connect to IPv6 servers and IPv6 clients to IPv4 servers, resulting in a network architecture suited for the present and future.
IPv6 Ready Core Phase-2 Certified
Network Box is the first Managed Security Services provider to have its proprietary managed security services delivery platform attain IPv6-Ready Core Phase-2 Certification (IPv6 Ready ID number is 02-C-000779).
IPv6 Ready is an internationally recognized certification awarded to vendor products after they undergo a comprehensive set of tests that measure the compliance of products’ IPv6 networking stack against constructs, features, and behaviors defined in the official IPv6 Internet standards.
IPv4-IPv6 Bi-directional Translation
- Certified to globally recognized IPv6 Ready Core Phase-2 protocol standard
- Automatic dual-stack interception mechanism combined with outgoing protocol translation
- Bridging between IPv4 and IPv6 from layer 3 to layer 7 of the OSI stack – the proxy can perform such translation, as well
- NAT IPv6 IP addresses to IPv4 private IPs, reintroducing the ability to perform NAT though such feature is not part of the IPv6 protocol
IPv4 and IPv6 are completely incompatible. For one, IPv4 uses 32 bits to define an IP address, while IPv6 uses 128 bits. If an IPv6 server tries to communicate with an IPv4 client, the TCP/IP will have only reserved enough space for 32 bits; all the information would be displaced by 96 bits.
What does that mean?
- Two nodes (e.g. computers, servers, clients, etc) must speak the same protocol unless something in between functions as a translator
- Every application in your network would have to be able to communicate using both protocols
While current routers and firewalls may support both, they do not integrate them. Network Box’s IPv6 module provides seamless translation between both protocols, enabling you to maintain your network as is, while giving you the ability to slowly transition to IPv6 without having to go through a major IT overhaul.