IPv6 enthralled enterprises with several business advantages that include greater and faster end-user experience. With internet applications, including direct customer access to websites and ease of getting the data about the visitors to applications that can be used to measure several factors such as engagement and conversion. IPv6 improves the ability of enterprises to access data more securely and faster. If your organization offers public website or internet, or mobile applications, then users will likely access all the data faster using the IPv6. Internet carriers lack sufficient public IPv4 addresses that will provide unique addresses to all of their subscribers to channel them through the massive Network-Address Translation (NAT) using a pool of public IPv4 addresses. Traffic for the IPv4 hits the carrier network that got one or more NATs where customer connection competes for TCP/ UDP port space, connection limits, and bandwidth. The TCP and UDP header checksums recomputing that requires NATing introduces several delays in the delivery packets. Most Mobile and broadband subscribers now will be having native IPv6 for their devices. The IPv6 doesn’t pass through the carrier NAT systems and instead go directly to the internet when required. However, in the IPv4, the TCP and UDP header checksums need to be re-computed shifting the benefit towards IPv6.
The IPv6 has bigger header size and extension headers typically accelerated due to hardware just like IPv4. For systems that are supporting both IPv6 and IPv4, the happy eyeballs algorithm assist in deciding whether the protocol will make the function faster and select it, also assisting the enterprises to improve the end-user experience. Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn all the major internet companies have published statistics that show the IPv6 is faster from their perspective. The Asia-Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) is one of the five regional Internet Registries and monitors the Round-trip time of IPv6 and IPv4 packets for all the locations around the world. The result showed that IPv6 has lower latency than the IPv4 for the entire region except for Asia.
Improving the user experience
IPv6 can improve the performance of customers that are looking to shop through retail websites; it even makes the facility available to other users accessing the internet from corporate networks. Almost all of the host operating networks tend to support both IPv4 and IPv6 by default, so if the enterprise network is connected to IPv6 end, users will be making a typical use of the dual internet protocol. However, most of the enterprises that are using dual protocol host systems are connected only to the IPv4-only access networks. If the enterprise enabled IPv6 for their wireless access networks, they could start taking advantage of the IPv6’s offerings. The IPv6 deployment should start with internet edge, so enterprise should deploy the IPv6 which ensure that the internet perimeter security defenses support the IPv6. It includes the Firewalls, load balancers, DNS servers, Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and cloud access security brokers. Once the complete security perimeter for the IPv6 is enabled, the next step is to lead the deployment of IPv6 across the core network and after then reach out to the end users.
Experience of usage
The sites using the IPv6 provide the customer with a greater amount of customer intimacy by observing the customers true IP addresses. When a customer connects to the given website, it logs in the IP address. The address can be checked for the threat-intelligence databases reputation that assists the users to find malicious websites or fraudulent activities. Some users attempt to use the IP address a stage to check the authentication. A password and username can be associated with an IP address that will give the person a complete overview of the issue to attempt of using the same IP address that has to be used during the past. A typical internet host should authenticate the users and network security with protocol-based security measures. Implemented the IPv6 has many benefits for the users it can raise the privacy concerns without using the IPv6 NAT, it is just possible to capture the true client device address. Some security admins have been worried throughout usage when it comes to IPv6 sharing its own device address making it more vulnerable.
Many of the IT experts say that revealing the clients true IP address seems to compromise the security somehow. The growing security concerns of masking the client address tend to be imperative, while NAT is not a security function needed for IPv6. Instead, perimeter security can be enforced by firewalls that allow the outbound connections but block the unrequired inbound connections. Even if the user knows the typical user’s global IPv6 address tends to initiate the connection to that host. IPv6 has some specific methods of preserving end-user privacy by obscuring the interface identifier (IID) that is used to uniquely identify the host. Enterprises tend to be secretive when it comes that they don’t want to reveal any personal information by including the end users device MAC address in the IID.
IPv6 tend to benefit the organization providing users with more authenticated experience. Making the routing easier with reducing the routing table size, the typical enterprise will have a single IPv6 prefix that makes the single prefix and announce one prefix to the IPv6 internet. With packet processing, making the complete process more efficient, getting rid of the IP-level checksum. IPv6 supports the Multicast rather than broadcast, making it more useful for the users; it makes sending easy for the typical environment. IPsec that provides data authenticity, integrity, and confidentiality are integrated with IPv6. Though the transition between IPv4 and IPv6 tend to offer more complications, the ease would make it happen soon.
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