(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Black Lotus, the market leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, announces its plans to launch IPv6 support for their websites as part of World IPv6 day on June 8, 2011. With companies worldwide taking the opportunity to test their IPv6 infrastructure, Black Lotus will be pledging their support for IPv6 development and offering their customers the chance to make use of this significant new technology.
“We are pleased to join with the rest of the Internet community as part of World IPv6 Day this year, marking the first phase of our own IPv6 initiatives,” says Jeffrey Lyon, President and CEO at Black Lotus. “As well as making the technology available to our customers, we will continue our ongoing development to IPv6 support across all of our DDoS protection services. The transition to IPv6 is an important process in the ongoing development of the Internet and we are incredibly proud to be pioneering this new technology.”
Currently, the market penetration of IPv6 is light, with the vast majority of websites depending upon the IPv4 technology that has been in use since 1981. However, as the number of websites on the Internet begins to call for more addresses than IPv4 can supply, the development of IPv6 support is becoming vital in the continued growth and reliability of the Internet infrastructure. World IPv6 Day is an event designed to encourage the Internet community to consider their future and to make provisions for a global transition to IPv6. Black Lotus is helping to spearhead this campaign through demonstrating their ongoing commitment.
“We understand that the first step in migrating to IPv6 is embracing the technology and making use of it across our own websites,” says Lyon. “To that end, we will be offering our customers a /64 IPv6 prefix following our World IPv6 Day participation. Of course, we are also taking advantage of the chance to develop new DDoS mitigation technology to defend against the evolving threat of DDoS attacks across IPv6. As the world of technology develops, we ensure that our protection systems develop accordingly.”
Offering a range of competitively priced, highly reliable DDoS protection services, Black Lotus has established itself as the market leader in DDoS mitigation technology. In a DDoS attack, an attacker overloads a website with simultaneous traffic from multiple computers, resulting in a loss of server responsiveness and, eventually, extended periods of website unavailability. The potential consequences are devastating, not only as a result of lost customers and revenue during downtime, but also in the long-term effect upon the reputation of a company. As websites begin to transition to IPv6, Lyon is certain that DDoS attackers will develop new, even more complex attack methods.
“There is no doubt that as the community adopts IPv6 as a standard, attackers will modify their DDoS attacks to match,” says Lyon. “We pledge our ongoing commitment to robust DDoS protection services so website owners are confident that their web presence will always be ready to effectively accept and process incoming traffic. IPv6 is an exciting opportunity for the Internet to evolve itself to the next stage and should not become a reason to fear for the security and stability of our infrastructure. Making use of our extensive DDoS mitigation experience, we will be among the first to offer next-generation protection to suit the next generation of websites.”
Black Lotus DDoS protection is the most reliable mitigation solution in the world and as the world begins to use IPv6, Black Lotus will continue to offer secure and affordable protection as a standard service. Beginning with their important involvement in World IPv6 Day, Black Lotus is working to roll out IPv6 services, and as DDoS attacks over IPv6 become more prevalent, Black Lotus will be ready as the Internet’s first line of defense.