Mu Dynamics and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) now have available packaged IPv6 test content for use in network tests.

With the store of unused IPv4 addresses being rapidly depleted, anyone whose business depends on Internet operations has to figure out how to deal with IPv6. Some companies are well prepared for the transition already; some have barely begun.

Network equipment manufacturers, service providers and government agencies are among the organizations that need test content to assure proper functioning of their IPv6 infrastructure. By using this test content, organizations can immediately start their IPv6 testing initiatives, Mu Dynamics explained.

Equipment manufacturers can also perform the tests required for the USGv6 Test Program before utilizing the testing services delivered by UNH-IOL to ensure first-time success.

UNH-IOL is an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry and is one of only two accredited labs to offer USGv6 testing and certification services. Using the Mu Test Suite, UNH-IOL developed this test content for the Network Protection Device (NPD) testing service of the USGv6 test program. The test content encompasses 27 categories of tests for firewalls, application firewalls, IDSs and IPSs.

"The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab is pleased to make available the IPv6 test content to help organizations kick-start their IPv6 testing and certification initiatives for network protection devices," said Erica Johnson, director of the UNH InterOperability Lab. "By using the same tests we use for the USGv6 Test Program, organizations can have confidence that they are leveraging industry best practice tests to mitigate the risk associated with the IPv6 transition."

"Almost every network equipment manufacturer, Tier 1 global service provider and government agency is struggling to deal with the challenges of the IPv6 transition to support a dual-stack environment," said Simon Berman, vice president of products for Mu Dynamics. "With this new test content, customers can now jump-start their IPv6 testing, benefit from industry best practices and know that they are leveraging the expertise of UNH-IOL."