Moonv6 Project Testing Next-Gen IP Protocol for Security, Interoperability
The U.S. Department of Defense has launched a project to test the security, performance and interoperability of the Ipv6 network hardware and software it is switching to by 2008.
To validate the security, performance and interoperability of the Ipv6 network hardware and software, the DoD has launched the "Moonv6" test project in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL).
The test project is planned in two phases, the first recently completed with 30 companies participating, and the second set to begin this month.
Check Point Software Technologies and Sun Microsystems Inc. participated with the Check Point Next Generation with Application Intelligence, protecting against network and application-level attacks, running on a Sun UltraSparc system atop Solaris 9. The system was proven to interoperate with the switches, routers, applications and operating systems participating in the test.