WatchGuard IPv6 Readiness


WatchGuard is implementing IPv6 support for XTM in stages, aligned with adoption patterns among our customer base. WatchGuard Fireware XTM has been granted the IPv6 Ready Gold logo (routing). Current XTM functionality allows IPv6 addressing on external-facing interfaces and allows the device to pass traffic in a mixed IPv4 and IPv6 environment as well as acting as a DHCPv6 client and/or server. Security features include both stateful firewall functionality (basic filtering and policies and default threat connection) and next-generation firewall (NGFW) functions such as Application Control and IPS. FireCluster clustering and user authentication are also enabled for IPv6 environments. IPv6-in-IPv4 tunnels are supported, as are routing table management protocols including OSPF and BGP.

Future releases will incorporate full UTM Security Services (such as Gateway Anti-Virus, Spamblocker, Webblocker, and Reputation Enabled Defense), other forms of transition tunneling, branch office VPN, mobile user VPN, and transparent and drop-in mode.


IPv6 Support Timeline


IPv6: Getting Your Network Ready

Business decision makers and IT professional alike need to know what IPv6 is going to mean to network functionality and the corporate bottom line.


Webinars on IPv6

IPv6: Hype or Reality?
41.3mb WMV | 6.6mb PPT

Security Implications of IPv6
45.6mb WMV | 12.8mb PPT

What to Expect When You're Expecting IPv6
51.3mb WMV | 10.2mb PPT


Having Trouble?

If you get an error message when trying to view one of the recorded webinars, you might need to download and install the GoToMeeting codec first.


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