|[December 16, 2013]
Infoblox Becomes First Network Control Vendor to Achieve USGv6 Compliance
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Infoblox (News - Alert) Inc. (NYSE:BLOX), the automated network control company, today
became the first network control vendor to achieve the National
Institute of Standards and Technology's USGv6 compliance certification,
awarded to the company's line of full-featured DDI (DNS, DHCP and IP
address management) physical and virtual appliances.
As the number of people and machines using the Internet continues to
grow exponentially, the global pool of available IPv4 addresses - the
unique numerical identifiers for Internet-connected devices - is nearing
exhaustion. The newer IPv6 standard provides 340 trillion trillion
trillion IP addresses, compared to just 4.3 billion for IPv4, but IPv6
addresses are much more complex than IPv4 addresses and are therefore
more challenging for network administrators to manage.
"Infoblox is responding to the global shortage of IPv4 addresses with
the industry's most advanced, interoperable solutions supporting IPv6,"
said Cricket Liu, chief infrastructure officer at Infoblox. "As IPv6
becomes ubiquitous, our customers can rest assured that Infoblox is
ahead of the pack in offering network control appliances that comply
with strict interoperability and security standards established by the
United States government."
The United States government is moving aggressively to deploy IPv6 and
has created a test program that provides proof of compliance with IPv6
specifications. The program is designed to help ensure the completeness,
correctness, interoperability and security of IPv6 products to protect
early government investments in the technology.
Infoblox turned to the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability
Laboratory for compliance testing. The lab has been providing
independent, vendor-neutral testing for over a decade to validate
conformance to technical standards and provide quality assurane for
IPv6 features and functionality.
"IPv6 is a transformative technology that will impact the entire
networking industry in the coming years," said Erica Johnson, director,
University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory. "Effective
testing of IPv6 products is crucial, and Infoblox is demonstrating its
leadership by achieving this recognition."
In 2011, Infoblox created the IPv6 Center of Excellence (www.infoblox.com/IPv6),
headed by Cricket Liu, to provide IT professionals with vendor-neutral
materials and best practices for understanding, planning and
For more information about Infoblox's USGv6 compliance, visit https://www.iol.unh.edu/services/testing/ipv6/usgv6tested.php.
Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) delivers Automated Network Control solutions, the
fundamental technology that connects end users, devices and networks.
These solutions enable approximately 6,900 enterprises and service
providers to transform, secure and scale complex networks. Infoblox
helps take the burden of complex network control out of human hands,
reduce costs, and increase security, accuracy and uptime. Infoblox (www.infoblox.com)
is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has operations in 25
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