IPv6 security issues: IPv6 transition mechanisms

Yet another article that I have authored for searchsecurity.techtarget.com. The “abstract” of the article is:

IPv6, the “new” Internet Protocol, is meant to provide enough addresses to enable virtually unlimited Internet growth in the near future. However, since IPv6 is not backwards compatible with IPv4, a variety of transition/co-existence mechanisms have been devised so the introduction of IPv6 in the IPv4-dominant Internet, and the co-existence of both protocols is facilitated.

In this tip, we’ll briefly introduce these transition/co-existence mechanisms, and explain why they present a variety of compelling security concerns for enterprises.

You can find the article online here.

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