IPv6 and Small Business Network Security

Friday Sep 23rd 2011 by Elizabeth Harrin
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IPv6 is a new protocol that will affect every network, so there's no use in burying your head in the sand. We look at some of the security issues to keep in mind.

Attention small business owners: It's time to switch hats. We're about to discuss network security issues with IPv6. So please take a moment to put on your network administrator head gear. OK, ready? Let's get to it. Our colleagues at eSecurityPlanet explain what you need to know to keep your small business network secure.


IPv6 is the next-generational internet protocol, designed to give us more IP addresses. Back in the day when no one dreamed that toasters would one day be connected to the Internet, the idea that the number of IP addresses in the world would run out was silly.

Today, the growing number of connected devices means we need more IP addresses, and IPv6 is the way to achieve that. Unfortunately for network administrators, it's a new technology stack that hasn't yet been fully scrutinized by security experts.

Read the complete article: IPv6 Will Cause Some Security Headaches

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