SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

November 04, 2009 06:00 ET

D-Link Managed Switches Receive IPv6-Ready Phase-2 Logo Certification to Ensure Interoperability

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced that the company's xStack® DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series and DGS-3610 chassis series switches received IPv6-Ready Core Phase-2 Logo certification from the IPv6 Forum.

Receiving the IPv6-Ready Phase-2 Logo signifies that the xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series and DGS-3610 chassis series switches have satisfied all of the IPv6 Forum's compliance and interoperability requirements. Both of the switch series are not only IPv6 capable but are also interoperable with other standard-based products in a multi-vendor environment that support IPv6 functionality. This certification also ensures that customers will save the cost of migrating to IPv6 devices.

According to the latest industry estimates (, the supply of new IPv4 addresses available from the regional Internet registries will run out in 2011. IPv6 fixes this problem by expanding the pool of available IP addresses by using 128-bit addresses. IPv6 also provides built-in security as well as network management and mobility enhancements. Therefore, the growing demand for IPv6 support from government agencies, educational institutions and corporate entities has become much stronger.

This certification further demonstrates how D-Link provides the highest possible level in interoperable and secure networking, while meeting the growing demand of IPv6-capable functionality from corporate entities and specific vertical markets.

The IPv6 Ready Logo series of tests were progressively enriched. Compared with Phase-1, the Phase-2 logo verifies optimum compliance because it expands more "core IPv6 protocol" tests and adds new extended test categories.

Earlier this year, the D-Link DGS-3200 series and DGS-3600 series xStack Gigabit managed switches received IPv6-Ready Logo Phase-2 certification. D-Link is continuing to dedicate more of its resources and efforts to obtain IPv6 Ready Logo Phase-2 certification for a wider range of product lines and to support more IPv6 features.

"The launch of IPv6-Ready Phase-2 certified xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series and DGS-3610 chassis series switches is further proof of D-Link's commitment to providing our customers with best-of-breed technology applications to power up their network environments without incurring high costs," said AJ Wang, chief technology officer, D-Link. "These IPv6-enabled switches provide a secure network environment; specific vertical markets such as government and educational institutions could especially benefit from the attributes that IPv6 technology provides for secure data communications."

The D-Link xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series and DGS-3610 chassis series switches are the L2/L3 Gigabit solutions for business/enterprise and vertical markets. All of these series offer rich manageability, robust security and high reliability functions. They provide current IPv4 networks with a simple migration path to IPv6 and protect your investment for future network upgrades when greater security and larger addressing are required. The IPv6 multicast host, the latest in protocol technology, enables maximum hardware performance.

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for small, medium and large enterprise business networking. The company is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments. With millions of networking and connectivity products manufactured and shipped, D-Link is a dominant market participant and price/performance leader in the networking and communications market. D-Link Networks' headquarters are located at 2525 Meadowvale Boulevard, Mississauga, ON, L5N 5S2. Phone: (800) 354-6522 or (905) 829-5033. FAX (905) 829-5223. Internet

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