Kerio Technologies today began assisting organisations with the upcoming transition from IPv4 to IPv6. As the Internet community phases in the new protocol, Kerio Control 7.3, a comprehensive UTM security appliance, will allow organisations to securely test IPv6 traffic over their corporate networks.
Kerio Control 7.3's automatic support for IPv6 means that in a few clicks, it becomes an IPv6 router for the network. It currently acts as a stateful firewall for IPv6 traffic, and will soon add IPS, antivirus, web filtering, bandwidth management, and Kerio StaR reporting support for IPv6 traffic so organisations can be ready when the ISPs are.
“The time is now to start with IPv6. Things like the continued growth of the cloud have created a fresh demand for IP addresses and it is always a good idea to begin testing technology that you will eventually have to support,” said James Gudeli, vice president of business development, Kerio Technologies. “For Kerio, our IPv6 support will continue to grow and Kerio Control 7.3 will enable those interested in expanding the use of and testing IPv6 to do so securely.”
Although most ISPs don't yet support IPv6 without VPN tunneling, they will eventually have to. The move is not only inevitable, but an opportunity for solution providers to advise their clients on the transition.
According to Gavin Nicholson from Appcentre, a Kerio UK Preferred Partner,“The time to prepare for IPv6 is here and Kerio Control 7.3 allows our clients to start today and to be ahead of the game.”
Kerio Control 7.3 is ideal for organisations that demand robust network protection, traffic analysis, and user-based reporting. In addition to IPv6 support, new features include full Web administration via the iPad, emailed Kerio StaR (statistics and reporting) reports and daily IPS blacklists updates.
Kerio Control UTM is available in a wide range of forms, including a hardware firewall appliance, bootable ISO firewall software appliance, virtual appliance for VMware or Parallels, or Windows Server software.
The Kerio Control software server licence starts at £183 and includes 5 users. Hardware appliance pricing starts at £690 for the entry-level Kerio Control Box 1110 with 5 users, which includes Sophos gateway antivirus and Kerio Web Filter. Kerio includes VPN clients for all users in the price. Kerio’s VPN client is available for Windows, Linux and Mac.
Kerio Control is available for download immediately with a 30-day unrestricted evaluation period. Visit kerio.co.uk/uk/control for more information.