Blue Coat Introduces Industry’s First IPv6 Secure Web Gateway Solution for Seamless Application Migration from IPv4 to IPv6
Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today introduced the industry’s first IPv6 secure Web gateway solution to enable the secure and seamless migration of applications, services and content between IPv4 and IPv6 environments. As a secure IPv6 application migration platform, the Blue Coat® ProxySG® appliance enables enterprises, government agencies and service providers to reduce costs and increase efficiencies by leveraging the technology advantages of IPv6.
“While the network infrastructure to support IPv6 is largely built out, Blue Coat is the first to provide a solution that will smoothly migrate existing Web sites and services to IPv6 without affecting the performance of those services,” said Katsuyasu Toyama, director and general manager of the technology department at INTERNET MULTIFEED CO., a pioneer of Internet data center services in Japan and a leading provider of Internet Exchange services through its Japan Network Access Point (JPNAP®). “The Blue Coat solution reconciles IPv4 and IPv6 to make large-scale Web sites with complex content available to all users regardless of the domain they access content from.”
In the Blue Coat IPv6 secure Web gateway solution, the ProxySG appliance acts as an intelligent intermediary between requests and content, making the retrieval of applications, services and data in either an IPv4 or IPv6 environment transparent to users. To minimize network disruption and simplify the migration, Blue Coat ProxySG appliances consistently enforce corporate IT policies across IPv4 and IPv6 applications and content spaces. This provides business process continuity without the complications associated with address translations, rewriting applications or upgrading the underlying network infrastructure.
By enabling the seamless deployment of IPv6, the Blue Coat solution frees organizations from the confines of IPv4 and allows them to begin deploying and utilizing IPv6 applications over their existing network infrastructure. Support for a mixture of IPv4 and IPv6 applications on the same infrastructure enables organizations to realize the technology advantages of IPv6 without disrupting business-critical processes.
“The Blue Coat migration platform permits IPv4 and IPv6 to co-exist in the same infrastructure with little or no incremental overhead on existing clients, empowering organizations to leverage the best of both technologies simultaneously,” said Qing Li, chief scientist and senior technologist at Blue Coat Systems. “By bridging the applications and services gap between the two domains, the Blue Coat solution affords organizations the same level of visibility, acceleration and security regardless of whether the content is delivered over IPv4 or IPv6.”
The Blue Coat IPv6 secure Web gateway solution is built into SGOS 5.5, the current shipping release of the ProxySG operating system. It is available at no extra cost to customers with service contracts.
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