Stonesoft Firewall Evaluated Against NIST’s USGv6 Requirements
April 2012 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
Stonesoft announced that its firewall solution has met the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s USGv6 evaluation requirements.
In addition, Stonesoft passed two certification tests – the Network Firewall IPv6 and High Availability modules – meeting the rigorous certifications standards set forth by ICSA Labs. ICSA Labs is an accredited testing partner and co-developer of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology USGv6 testing program, ensuring that the IPv6 technical standards and interoperability evaluation requirements are met.
With IPv4 addresses now exhausted, network security products are under increased pressure to be compliant with IPv6-enabled network technologies. The USGv6 testing program certifies hosts, routers, switches and security products for U.S. government acquisition if agencies require or request IPv6 technology.
Although the test was conducted on the Stonesoft FW-310 appliance, all Stonesoft appliances – physical and virtual – are equally capable of IPv6 functionality as they run the same security engine code base.