D-Link has announced that the company's xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3200 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series, DGS-3610 series and DES-7200 chassis series switches received IPv6 Ready Core Logo Phase 2 certification from the IPv6 Forum.

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.

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.

Earlier this year, the D-Link DGS-3200 series and DGS-3600 series xStack Gigabit managed switches received IPv6 ready logo Phase 2 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, the company said.

Receiving the IPv6 Phase-2 ready logo signifies that xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3200 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series, DGS-3610 series and DES-7200 chassis series 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, the company claims. This IPv6 Phase-2 ready certification also further ensures customers saving of migration cost from IPv4 to IPv6 devices.

"The launch of the IPv6 Phase-2 certified xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3200 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series, DGS-3610 series and DES-7200 chassis series switches 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," pointed out Jayesh Kotak, VP-Product Management, D-Link India.

"These IPv6-enabled 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," he said.

The D-Link xStack DGS-3400 series, xStack DES-3200 series, xStack DES-3528/52 series, DGS-3610 series and DES-7200 chassis series switches are the L2/L3 Gigabit solutions for business/enterprise and vertical markets.