FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 7, 2009 — D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today announced that the company's DGS-3200 series L2 Gigabit managed switches and DGS-3600 series xStack® Gigabit managed switches received IPv6 Ready Core Logo Phase 2 certification from the IPv6 Forum. This certification demonstrates D-Link's commitment to providing the highest level in interoperable and secure networking, while meeting the growing demand of IPv6-capable functionality from the 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 protocols" tests and adds new extended test categories. The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium, with a key focus to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. The IPv6 Ready Logo Program initiated by the IPv6 Forum is a conformance and interoperability testing program intended to increase user confidence by demonstrating that IPv6 is currently operational, and ready to use.
In 2007, the DGS-3400 and DGS-3600 series switches received IPv6 ready logo Phase-1 certification. D-Link is continuing to put more of its resources and efforts to obtain IPv6 ready logo Phase-2 certification for a wider range of product lines and support more IPv6 features.
Receiving the IPv6 Phase-2 ready logo signifies that D-Link DGS-3200 series L2 Gigabit managed switches and DGS-3600 series xStack Gigabit managed switches have satisfied all of the IPv6 Forum's compliance and interoperability requirements. Both of the switch series not only are IPv6 capable but are also interoperable with other standard-based products in a multi-vendor environment that support IPv6 functionality. This IPv6 Phase-2 ready certification also further ensures customers the saving of migration cost from IPv4 to IPv6 devices.
According to the latest industry estimates (http://www.ipv6forum.com), 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 new 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, education institutions and corporate entities is becoming much stronger.
"The launch of the IPv6 Phase-2 certified DGS-3200 series and DGS-3600 series is further proof of D-Link's commitment to providing our customers with best-of-breed technology applications to power up their network environment without incurring high costs," said AJ Wang, chief technology officer of D-Link. "These IPv6-enabled DGS-3200 series and DGS-3600 series switches provide a secure network environment, specific vertical markets such as government and education institutions could especially benefit from the attributes that IPv6 technology provides for secure data communications."
The D-Link DGS-3200 series and DGS-3600 series are the L2/L3 Gigabit solutions for business/enterprise and vertical markets. The DGS-3200 series includes the DGS-3200-10, DGS-3200-16 and DGS-3200-24, and the DGS-3600 series includes DGS-3612G, DGS-3627, DGS-3627G and DGS-3650. These two series provide current IPv4 networks with a simple migration path to IPv6 and protects 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.
Price and Availability
All members of DGS-3600 series are available now, and the DGS-3200 series L2 Gigabit managed switches are expected to be available during Q2 of 2009 from D-Link's vast network of value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and distributors, and at the company's online store,www.dlinkshop.com.
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 Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 17595 Mt. Herrmann Street, Fountain Valley, Calif., 92708. Phone (800) 326-1688 or (714) 885-6000; FAX (866) 743-4905; Internet www.dlink.com.