The benefits of moving to IPv6 are significant. IPv6 will make the Internet more secure, help it operate more efficiently, and make conducting business on the Internet safer for everyone. The new protocol will also help you take a more strategic approach to building your network as you plan for future technologies. An IPv6 network will let you take advantage of innovation on new platforms and integrate new services and other peer-to-peer technologies. The protocol also makes your network easier to manage and perform faster and more efficiently.
In addition, an IPv6 network will benefit your company through:
- Business continuity: To continue conducting business online and stay connected to the Internet, you must migrate your network and website to IPv6 before IPv4 is completely phased out.
- Security: IPv6 provides better security for your network with built-in support for Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)—the standard for encrypting and authenticating IP traffic over the Internet.
- Applications: The unlimited number of IPv6 addresses will help enable new and innovative applications and services that are more reliable, more secure, and easier to use.