Secure64 Software Corporation has received IPv6 Ready gold certification from the IPv6 Forum for its family of DNS and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) products. IPv6 is the next-generation Internet layer protocol for packet-switched internetworks and the Internet.
IPv6 was developed in order to address the shrinking number of remaining IPv4 addresses, which were predicted to run out in 2012. This would have prevented more devices from being IP-enabled and capable of connecting to the Internet. IPv6 offers an unlimited number of addresses and therefore supports continued growth of Web-based computing and mobile devices.
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget issued a mandate requiring federal agencies to be IPv6-enabled on their network backbones by June 2008, and further recommending that agencies only procure new IT products that are IPv6 compliant.