Sourcefire has successfully completed testing with ICSA Labs, a third-party security testing and certification body, demonstrating that federal government customers can leverage Sourcefire’s intrusion detection and prevention solution on Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) networks. The Sourcefire "Defense Center" (Defence Centre) successfully satisfied US federal government IPv6 test requirements (USGv6) and the company’s IPS sensors are currently being tested.
“ICSA Labs’ validation that we meet the USGv6 requirements ahead of the federal government’s move to IPv6 in 2012 demonstrates Sourcefire’s commitment to our customers and to meeting their changing security needs,” said Marc Solomon, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Sourcefire. “This independent confirmation of our IPv6 support is especially important now that the pool of available IPv4 addresses is fully allocated and nearly depleted.”
ICSA Labs and other test labs worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create a set of standards and testing to support the wide-scale adoption of IPv6 in US government agencies. The standards are intended to protect federal agencies’ investments in IPv6 technologies. The Sourcefire 3D System is one of the first IT security solutions verified by ICSA Labs to meet the federal government’s requirements for hosts on an IPv6 network.
“The goal of the federal government’s IPv6 test program is to ensure interoperability among all IT and networking components used to build, maintain and secure the IT infrastructure of federal agencies,” said Brian Monkman, Perimeter Security Programs Manager at ICSA Labs. “As one of the first IT security vendors to participate in our testing, Sourcefire customers will benefit from the company’s ongoing commitment to security excellence and to ensuring that their products are fully compliant with IPv6.”