Cisco aims for IPv6 firewalls
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Cisco aims for IPv6 firewalls

Attacking one of the key problems early adopters have had with IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6), Cisco plans to beef up security, adding support for stateful packet filtering of IPv6 traffic to its software and hardware firewall products in the first half of next year. "The dominant maker of Internet routers, also a major vendor of firewalls, provided that statement of direction at the North American IPv6 Global Summit, held this week in San Diego. Cisco demonstrated the filtering capability in its IOS (Internetwork Operating System) firewall at the conference, said Patrick Grossetete, Cisco IOS IPv6 product manager, in an interview from the conference."