ICSA Labs is officially accredited by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board/ACLASS to test products under all currently available test specifications of the NIST USGv6 Testing Program. ICSA Labs is proud to be the first lab to achieve this accreditation. We are accepting products for test immediately under a FIFO method.
Read NIST's recent press release announcing ICSA Labs as an accredited USGv6 testing lab - First Test Labs for Next-Generation Internet Protocol (IPv6) Are Accredited.
IPv6 provides nearly 16 billion-billion possible addresses (2^128)
We must prepare for the depletion of the IPv4 addresses. This is not unlike Y2K in its complications and in some ways its wave of urgency. However the impending crisis is inevitable. No one knows when this will affect the Internet community and exactly how. As computer scientists we are constantly trying to "fix" the problem no matter what it is. NAT was a bad fix to this problem and ISPs are proliferating this bad idea.
ICSA Labs is involved in the IPv6 world in many different ways and is constantly striving to move this new technology forward. We are working closely with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop their USGv6 Testing Program. This program tests hosts, routers, switches, and security products for United States Government acquisition if agencies require or request IPv6 technology. ICSA Labs has developed part of the tests which are to be used in this test program. The NIST Program has officially begun as of November 30, 2009.
For more information about what ICSA Labs is doing with IPv6 or the USGv6 Testing Program send an email or call Harry Brittain at (717) 790-8111.