The United States government (OMB) has issued a requirement that federal network backbones must process both IPV4 (the current standard) and IPV6 by June 30, 2008. With ArcSight NCM’s support of both IPV4 and IPV6, government and enterprise customers will have the ability to manage the configuration of mixed networks successfully by automating the common network operations processes that are currently being performed manually by their highly skilled engineers.
“Boston Medical has relied on ArcSight NCM for years to improve network reliability and security, while streamlining processes with change management policies,” said Arsen Khousnoutdinov, Manager, Network & Security Infrastructure at Boston Medical Center. “ArcSight’s early move to support IPV6 is yet another example of how they keep us out in front on key industry trends.”
The adoption of IPV6 is still down the road for many verticals, however federal mandates will drive early adoption in the government sector.
said Tracy Corbo, Senior Analyst, Network Management and Services, IDC.
Companies working in this segment will require technologies that can bridge IPV4 and IPV6. ArcSight is taking the initiative to meet the needs of the early adopters.