Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced that it has achieved the IPv6 Ready Logo on its intelligent application delivery controller (ADC), AppDirector® 2.20. The testing, performed at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), certifies AppDirector for the IPv6 Forum’s IPv6 Ready Logo, demonstrating its conformance to the logo program and its ability to interoperate with other IPv6 Ready devices and networks.
By optimizing server infrastructure resources and enabling seamless consolidation and high scalability, AppDirector drives productivity and efficiency by enhancing the delivery of applications over both IPv6 and IPv4 based networks. For businesses that deploy IPv6 network infrastructures, AppDirector ensures that their networks and applications integrate with other next-generation IPv6 networks, eliminating equipment and labor costs. This enables enterprises to extend their network address space by significantly increasing the number of servers in their networks, which allows them to scale their network and application deployments according to current and future user and application needs. For carrier and operator environments, deploying IPv6-enabled devices - such as AppDirector – enables them to provide services to their entire customer portfolio without modifying or upgrading their applications to support IPv6.
“AppDirector’s achievement of the IPv6 Ready Logo demonstrates Radware’s commitment to producing quality, interoperable products,” said Erica Johnson, Director of the UNH-IOL. “As IPv6 becomes a reality, proof of conformance and interoperability becomes critical to the industry as a whole.”
The target market for IPv6-enabled network infrastructure includes customers from specific geographies where IPv4-based networks are at a stage of gradual address space depletion. AppDirector delivers full support for IPv6 infrastructure networks including addressing, routing and load balancing capabilities, IPv6 to IPv4 conversion, and IPv4 to IPv6 conversion, among others.
“After thoroughly testing AppDirector’s capabilities with the UNH-IOL, we’ve proven that our solution delivers full support for IPv6 deployments,” said Yossi Vardi, Vice-President Business Development, Radware. “This achievement further validates AppDirector’s ability to provide complete business benefits that offer our customers maximum availability, performance and security features that are necessary to having an interruption-free network experience.”
AppDirector is a component of Radware’s Business-Smart Data Center strategy, which is based on an approach to offer a range of innovative capabilities inclusive of pay-as-you-grow procurement models and a series of compelling ‘on demand’ platforms.
About the UNH-IOL
Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL (iol.unh.edu) provides independent, broad-based interoperability and standards conformance testing for data, telecommunications and storage networking products and technologies. Combining extensive staff experience, standards bodies participation and a 32,000+ square foot facility, the UNH-IOL helps companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to the market.
Radware (radware.com), a global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for nearly 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute®, Radware’s comprehensive and award-winning suite of application delivery and network security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks “business smart”.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching or Network Security industry, changes in demand for Application Switching or Network Security products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form 20-F.