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Compatibility of products with IPv6

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Are IBM Security products compatible with IPv6?

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This article specifies compatibility of IBM Security products with IPv6.

Product Compatibility with IPv6
Network IPS (GX) Can pass IPv6 traffic and have the ability to decode and inspect all supported IPv4 protocols and any associated attacks or audits, even if encapsulated in IPv6. However, appliance management via IPv6 is limited to appliances with firmware 4.1 or greater.

See the IPv6 Planning page in our documentation for further information.
Proventia MFS Can pass IPv6 traffic and have the ability to decode and inspect all supported IPv4 protocols and any associated attacks or audits, even if encapsulated in IPv6.
Network Security (XGS) Fully supports IPv6.
IBM Security SiteProtector System IPv6 analysis and policy management for supported products and features.
IBM Security Host Protection for Windows Version 2.2.2 supports IPv6 addresses for all policies that support IPv4 including Firewall Rules, Bypass Filters, Security Events, and Group Settings for Windows Vista and later. It is not supported in prior versions.
RealSecure Server Sensor (Windows/HP-UX/Solaris/AIX) IPv6 is not supported.
Proventia Desktop Endpoint Security IPv6 is not supported.
IBM Security Host Protection for Linux IPv6 is not supported.
IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMWare IPv6 is not supported.
Proventia Network Enterprise Scanner IPv6 is not supported.



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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security Proventia Network Multi-Function Security Protocol Analysis Module (PAM) Firmware Version Independent
Security IBM Security SiteProtector System Application Server Windows Version Independent
Security IBM Security Host Protection General Information AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Windows Version Independent
Security Proventia Network Enterprise Scanner Performance Firmware Version Independent
Security IBM Security Virtual Server Protection for VMware Not Applicable Firmware Version Independent
Security Proventia Desktop Endpoint Security Not Applicable Windows Version Independent
Security IBM Security Network Protection Protocol Analysis Module (PAM) Firmware Version Independent

Historical Number

5088

Document information

More support for: IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System
Protocol Analysis Module (PAM)

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Firmware

Reference #: 1436606

Modified date: 05 September 2014