6WIND makes its effect felt on Moonv6
ress Release - Paris, 22 March, 2004.
chalked up another milestone for its IPv6 defence-related expertise
with the successful completion of the Next-Generation
Internet testing project. Known as
, the project, which is backed
by the U.S. Department of Defense and hosted at the
University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), terminated its second phase on March 19, 2004. It verified
that the new Internet protocol, IPv6, will be able to run applications with a high degree of stability and security over complex
6WIND’s participation from the launch of this test project has been to contribute to the seamless interoperability of Moonv6’s
complex large-scale network architectures. Its flagship product suite, the 6WINDGate
, enabled stable and secure inter-connectivity
with other major IP networking hardware and software. Phase two of the test project focused on network routing protocols,
applications, security and transition mechanisms. Moonv6 is ultimately expected to launch a native IPv6 backbone available for
peering from anywhere in the world.
The wheels have been set in motion for IPv6, and it’s vital that the industry has at its disposal a neutral proving ground for
interoperability and conformance testing,
said Ben Schultz, the managing engineer in charge of the Moonv6 project at the UNH-IOL.
The Moonv6 efforts in North America mirrors the global mobilization around IPv6, particularly in Europe with the NATO INSC
project that involves 8 countries and multiple vendors. 6WIND is proud to participate in both projects, enriching further the
company’s strong experience and background in the defense sector,
stated Patrick Cocquet, Vice-President of the IPv6 Forum and
Chairman of 6WIND.
6WIND’s successful participation in Moonv6 consolidates the company’s leadership role in advanced IP networking standards and
commitment to all major IPv6 projects around the world, including Euro6IX in Europe and 6Tnet/CNGN in China. It also reaffirms
the highly proven maturity and reliability of its technology that recently received the IPv6-Ready logo certification from the
IPv6 Forum and the European IST Prize for ground-breaking technologies.