In 1984, the capacity for 4.3 billion potential web addresses provided by IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4) seemed like an enormous amount for the fledgling public Internet. However, rapid worldwide Internet adoption and the proliferation of devices (PCs, cars, smart phones, etc.), each requiring its own IP address, has depleted the amount of available IP addresses and necessitated development of a new addressing architecture, IPv6.
Not only will IPv6 scale to the Internet’s foreseeable growth by providing an exponential increase in IP addresses that can be assigned, but it may also deliver other benefits, such as faster network traffic and improved security. However, because IPv6 and IPv4 architectures are not compatible, it is essential for businesses to be ready and equipped for the transition.
Wednesday, June 8th, is World IPv6 Awareness Day and the Internet Society (IOSC) is sponsoring global testing of IPv6 content enablement. To coincide with this pivotal experiment and build further momentum in educating IT professionals and business decision makers as they make the significant transition, WatchGuard is launching its IPv6 Readiness Webinar Series.
On June 8th, WatchGuard will present three live webcasts (7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 8:00 p.m. PDT), and answer – IPv6: Hype or Reality. Hosted by Corey Nachreiner, Senior Network Security Analyst and Tim Helming, Director of Product Management, this pithy, hour-long session will offer a foundational overview of IPv6 as well as insight into how it will impact your business. Subsequent monthly webinars will provide more in depth education on security considerations, preparations for your network, and WatchGuard-related IPv6.
Register now and choose the optimal time for your schedule. A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend one of the live sessions.