IPv6 taking on national-security implications
While the vast majority of networks today are based on the IPv4 protocol, the U.S. government is mandating that defense and civilian agencies are ready to accept IPv6-based traffic as well by June 2008. Those guiding the effort know the transition won’t be easy, especially given the lack of IPv6-based security products.
“Unfortunately, we’re set to be the guinea pig,” says Sheila Frankel, senior computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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