Securing IPv6

IPv6 Security Lock

When implementing IPv6 you need to pay particular attention to security. The differences between IPv4 and IPv6 lead to differences in security threats and mitigation techniques.

Erion's consultants are experienced at securing IPv6 networks on many platforms.

IPv6 Security Services

IPv6 Security Keys

We aim to provide you with a full range of IPv6 security consultancy services covering all aspects of IPv6 security.

These pages outline our security services. The following is a list of the main areas in which we can help you secure your IPv6 networks.

  • IPv6 Security Policy
  • IPv6 Threat Analysis
  • Designing Secure IPv6 Networks
  • Configuring IPv6 Firewalls
  • Configuring IPv4 Firewalls for IPv6
  • Securing IPv6 Core Protocols
  • Securing IPv6 Transistion Mechanisms
  • Implementing IPv6 Security Features
  • Securing IPv6 Applications

IPv6 Security

IPv6 Security Threats

IPv6 introduces a new set of security threats. Firstly, there are the threats associated with the new protocol itself. These include, the abuse of core parts of IPv6 such as Neighbor Discovery (ND) and ICMPv6.

Then there are threats resulting from the new features in IPv6 such as IPSec, IPv6 Mobility and Router Renumbering.

Finally, IPv6 introduces a whole series of risks from the many transition mechanisms that have been developed to ease the migration from IPv4 to IPv6.