Free NIST IPv6 Guide Released

Guide to deploying the next generation Internet Protocol securely.

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Jan 18, 2011
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a free 188 page Guidelines for the Secure Deployment of IPv6. The guide not only covers the basics, it covers IPv6 security issues and explains how to deploy and management dual IPv4/IPv6 networks. ZD Net reports that it isn’t just a network administrator’s manual, it’s also a guide for managers, network engineers, transition teams and others to help them deploy the next generation Internet Protocol (IPv6) securely.


"'Security will be a challenge, however, because organizations will be running two protocols and that increases complexity, which in turn increases security challenges.' These challenges will 'include fending off attackers that have more experience than an organization in the early stages of IPv6 deployment and the difficulty of detecting unknown or unauthorized IPv6 assets on existing IPv4 production networks.'”

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