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USA Takes Lead in IPv6, Next-Gen Internet Equipment Certifications

ATLANTA, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoWeapons, provider of next generation Internet Protocol (IPv6) appliances and secure applications, announces helping the U.S. move into the lead in "IPv6 Ready" Gold level certifications worldwide, for the first time. IPv6 is positioned to be the standard protocol for the next-generation Internet, by 2010. As of August 2008, the U.S. has 68 Gold certified products compared with 53 from Japan (2nd place), 23 from Taiwan (3rd place) and 19 from China (4th place). The total number of IPv6 Ready gold certified products worldwide is 181.

ATLANTA, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ — InfoWeapons, provider of next generation Internet Protocol (IPv6) appliances and secure applications, announces helping the U.S. move into the lead in "IPv6 Ready" Gold level certifications worldwide, for the first time. IPv6 is positioned to be the standard protocol for the next-generation Internet, by 2010. As of August 2008, the U.S. has 68 Gold certified products compared with 53 from Japan (2nd place), 23 from Taiwan (3rd place) and 19 from China (4th place). The total number of IPv6 Ready gold certified products worldwide is 181.

"IPv6 will be the 'deep Internet infrastructure' of the 21st Century, driving the next generation of telephony, broadcast entertainment, smart sensor and control networks, online gaming, and more," says Lawrence E. Hughes, founder and chairman of InfoWeapons. "After years of lonely pioneering, I'm thrilled and gratified to see IPv6 coming to life in the USA."

The U.S. uses roughly 70% of all the available, IPv4 addresses. Asia, which has the largest populations and the highest growth rates of new Internet users, has been most aggressive in adoption and implementation of IPv6. Europe is in second place with the U.S. and the Rest of the World (ROW) among the slowest adopters. Japan, Korea and China view this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to take over leadership and control of the Internet in the 21st Century. Each continues to invest heavily in IPv6.

"Since it takes up to 2 years to migrate to IPv6, ARIN (America Registry for Internet Numbers) and RIPE (Reseaux IP Europeens), respectively the U.S. and EU organizations in charge of IP address allocation, have warned all organizations in their regions to start migration immediately, or face unnecessary costs and disruption," said Luis Gopez, CEO of InfoWeapons.

"This urgency is finally leading U.S. companies to invest in IPv6 product development and service deployment."

The World Converts To IPv6 By 2010

IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol. Today's IPv4 TCP/IP runs out of addresses in August 2010, based upon the current uptake of IP Addresses. The next-generation, IPv6 with a 128-bit address space, enables an enormously greater number of new devices and services, replacing IPv4 within 10 years. Although some applications can run over either IPv4 or IPv6, newer applications, features, and functionalities will increasingly require IPv6. These include Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Internet Protocol TeleVision (IPTV), Peer-to-Peer (P2P) direct communications, and Virtual Private Networks (VPN). Taiwan, alone, plans to connect about 3 billion devices to the Internet by 2010. Globally, this implies an explosion in the number of devices and services.

InfoWeapons' SolidDNS(TM) Among Leading Solutions

Recently, InfoWeapons' SolidDNS(TM) (a DNS/DHCP appliance that supports both IPv4 and IPv6) was awarded the prestigious IPv6 Ready gold certification. This IPv6 Forum, Gold Certified, Domain Name Services (DNS) management platform for IPv6 and next-generation internet enables new capabilities for network providers, including virtualization, secure administration, migration, redundancy, and interoperability across IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Benefits of InfoWeapons' SolidDNS(TM) products are "IPv6-Ready" certification, high availability, high performance, and modularity.

IPv6 Ready is the worldwide recognized IPv6 compliance and interoperability testing standard overseen by the worldwide IPv6 Forum www.IPv6Forum.org . Other IPv6 certifications, such as the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines and the US Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) tests, are based heavily on the IPv6 Ready program. Details are at www.ipv6ready.org . Further information on IPv6 is available at www.ipv6.org .

About InfoWeapons, Inc.

InfoWeapons is among the worldwide leaders that create next-generation, fully IPv6-compliant Internet products, including the dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6 capable) DNS/DHCP server appliance, SolidDNS(TM), delivering future-proofed technology that is secure, intuitive, and reliable. The company's products and services enable rapid transition to IPv6 technologies.

InfoWeapons' companion product, SolidGate(TM), is a Session Border Controller that allows networks to deliver emerging IP-based services such as VoIP, IPTV and IMS, and at the same time provides traffic shaping to prioritize bandwidth. Lawrence E. Hughes, who was a co-founder/CTO of CipherTrust, makers of IronMail e-mail security gateway founded InfoWeapons.

For more information about InfoWeapons and its products and services please call +1.678.672.3400 or find us on the Web at www.InfoWeapons.com .

Note: InfoWeapons, the InfoWeapons logo, SolidDNS(TM), the SolidDNS(TM) logo, SolidGate(TM) and the SolidGate(TM) logo are trademarks of InfoWeapons, Inc. Other product and company names appearing in this document may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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