Juniper Networks to Speak at IPv6 Summit on IPv6 Product Innovation in Support of DoD Initiatives
Media Advisory - December 7, 2004
Where: United States IPv6 Summit Hyatt Regency Hotel Reston, Virginia
When: December 8, 2004, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Why: The current version of the Internet (IPv4) has a boundary that will actually encumber advances in mobile technologies. Limited by a finite number of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, the ability to meet the growing demand to uniquely identify multiple devices on the web is hindered. To meet the challenge to migrate to the next-generation of IP, version 6 (IPv6), industry-leading organizations have collectively spent hundreds of millions of dollars testing and integrating the IPv6 protocol into their respective products and services.
The Department of Defense is taking a leadership role in this effort as well. Currently, all new networking equipment purchases must be IPv6 compatible, and Department-wide IPv6 usage is scheduled by 2008.
IPv6 essentially addresses the inherent weaknesses of IPv4 and allows for additional services and functionality. This includes exponentially expanding the number of available IP addresses and enhanced services, such as better security and the ability to guarantee levels of service for priority data traveling over the web.
Who: Rod Murchison, senior director, product management in the Security Products Group will present IPv6 product innovations from Juniper Networks. Juniper Networks, through its federally focused efforts, has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the Department of Defense's initiatives to move to IPv6, specifically through Juniper Networks work on the Global Information Grid-Bandwidth Expansion.
Mr. Murchison has been driving innovation in security, networking, and multimedia solutions. In his role at Juniper Networks, he directs all current and emerging firewall, virtual private networking, intrusion detection and prevention, edge routing, and network management solutions for the Security Products Group.
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