World IPv6 Day on June 8, 2011, which is a 24-hour test of IPv6-enabled Web sites sponsored by the Internet Society (ISOC), will include Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), the company announced. As PR USA reports, the company will also launch FortiGuard Security Services over IPv6 on the same day. FortiGuard will allow companies using its antivirus, intrusion prevention (IPS), Web content filtering and anti-spam services to test their update connectivity over IPv6.
“’Global communication networks have begun a major transition period from IPv4 to IPv6 that will last for years,’ said Michael Xie, founder, CTO and vice president of engineering for Fortinet. ‘Fortinet’s participation in World IPv6 Day and our IPv6 strategy and security solutions further reflect our commitment to companies and government agencies who require additional security as they move to an IPv6-based network.’”