Quick and Cost Effective DNS64 Deployment Allows Wireless Operator to Support Rapid Growth of IP-Enabled Handsets
DENVER, CO – October 19, 2011 – With the depletion of IPv4 addresses already begun at some Regional Internet Registries, Secure64 Software Corporation today announced its DNS64 migration technology – available through its Secure64 DNS Cache software appliance – is being deployed at one of the largest U.S. wireless providers. The deployment is in support of the wireless provider’s fast-growing network of IP-enabled handsets and demonstrates the speed and return on investment of this approach to managing IPv4-to-IPv6 transitions.
“The rapid growth of IP-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets and mobile hotspots on 3G and 4G networks requires deployment of IPv6,” said Steve Goodbarn, CEO of Secure64. “We offer a lifeline to carriers that need to make the transition to IPv6 quickly, intelligently and cost effectively, so that customers enjoy the service they expect.”
Secure64 recommends that service providers employ current best practices which involve selecting a migration technology and then evaluating different products based on their support of that technology. These migration technologies include:
- Dual stack – a migration technology where both IP protocol versions coexist in all parts of the network.
- 6RD – an RFC-standardized migration technology that uses tunnels to provide IPv6 access for customers. The service provider core network is still IPv4.
- Dual Stack (DS) Lite – a migration technology that is the mirror image of 6RD. 6RD uses an IPv4 core network with an IPv6 tunnel, whereas DS Lite uses an IPv6-enabled core with IPv4 tunneling.
- DNS64/NAT64 – a migration technology that leapfrogs into IPv6, skipping complicated tunnels and dual-stacked networks. The basic idea is to create an IPv6-only network at the client side and translate any packets that need to reach the IPv4-only Internet. The fact that an IPv6-only network is created does not limit the client’s possibility to access IPv4-only content. The translators provide backwards compatibility.
Secure64 incorporated DNS64 migration technology because it operates on a simple, single-stack network, it is not compute-intensive to operate, and it eliminates the need for additional IPv4 addresses in order to scale.
“With several of the largest content providers rolling out IPv6 support soon, many service providers may find IPv6 being the primary mode of transport in the near future,” continued Goodbarn. “DNS64/NAT64 works very well for the ‘long tail’ of IPv4 content that is expected to steadily decrease on the Internet over the long term as IPv6 takes over.”
DNS64 is available through Secure64 DNS Cache, which offers the best performance-per-core of any DNS caching solution and the greatest protection against cache poisoning attacks due to its five layer defense architecture. It delivers five times the performance of open-source BIND software at half the price of other commercial solutions.
Secure64 DNS Cache’s performance and security advantages allow service providers to consolidate servers, improve end user responsiveness and protect users from debilitating DNS attacks, leading to increased customer loyalty, decreased churn and improved brand value. Companies interested in learning more about the appliance should visit the company’s website at www.secure64.com.
Joint webinar with Brocade
Secure64 recently hosted a joint webinar with Brocade on “Deploying NAT64 and DNS64 with Brocade ServerIron ADX and Secure64 DNS Cache”. The session provides a reference architecture overview and procedures for deployment of NAT64 and DNS64 in support of IPv6-only client environments.
To view the recorded webinar, please visit http://www.brighttalk.com/channel/6453.
Secure64 DNS Cache is a resolving, caching software appliance that offers the best performance-per-core of any DNS caching solution and the greatest protection against cache poisoning attacks due to its five layer defense architecture. It delivers five times the performance of open-source BIND software at half the price of commercial alternatives.
Secure64 DNS Cache’s performance and security advantages allow service providers to consolidate servers, improve end user responsiveness and protect users from debilitating DNS attacks, leading to increased customer loyalty, decreased churn and improved brand value.
About Secure64 Software Corporation
Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Secure64 is a software company providing the most secure DNS products available to their customers in the government and telecommunications industry. Developed using a grant awarded by the Department of Homeland Security, Secure64’s patented technology has been proven to be immune to compromise from rootkits and malware and resistant to network attacks that are the source of today’s most serious security threats. The company offers a suite of trusted and secure DNS software appliances for caching, signing and authoritative use. Secure64’s products are sold and serviced worldwide by both Hewlett-Packard and Secure64. Notable customers include the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Labor, and Interior, Telefonica and Qwest. For more information, visit https://secure64.com.