Government IT: Transitioning to IPv6

A Commitment to IPv6

Get details on how Cisco has helped the Department of Defense transition to IPv6.

IPv6: Simplifying Compliance, Improving Government IT

On September 13, 2012 the United States government mandated that all agencies transition to IPv6. However, many agencies have not yet implemented IPv6 across their organizations, and taken advantage of its benefits. IPv6 expands the number of network address bits from 32 bits (in IPv4) to 128 bits. This provides more than enough globally unique IP addresses for every networked device. This is critical to keeping up with Internet of Everything connectivity and other important trends.

However, IPv6 is not just about addressing. It's also about continuity of operations and innovation. The unlimited address space provided by IPv6 allows for delivery of more and newer applications and services with improved reliability, user experience, and security. Find out how Cisco solutions can help your government organization comply with and take full advantage of the transition to IPv6.

Network Blueprints and Implementation Aids

Cisco has taken a leading role in the definition and implementation of the IPv6 architecture.

Solution Overviews

IPv6 supports a much larger address space and helps to enable new types of applications for communication and collaboration.


Learn the industry perspective on IT issues and challenges and get the information you need to make the right decisions for your agency. All webcasts are available on demand unless otherwise noted.

Global Government Certifications

Cisco maintains an active product certification program for government customers.

Relevant Solution Products

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