Product Overview - IPv6 Testing Services
InfoWeapons Testing Laboratory (IWTL) is one of only six IPv6 Logo Program testing centers in the world. IWTL is authorized to test a product that supports IPv6 and certify that it is "IPv6 Ready". This certification indicates that the product has passed specific conformance and interoperability standards set by the IPv6 Forum's IPv6 Ready Logo Program.
There are two levels of IPv6 Ready certification: Phase 1 (Silver logo) tests compliance with the "MUST" (mandatory) aspects of the relevant Internet Engineering Task Force RFCs (Internet standards). The test coverage is approximately 170 tests as specified on page 16 of the IPv6 Core Protocols Test specification. Phase 2 (Gold logo) also tests compliance with the "SHOULD" (strongly recommended, but not mandatory) aspects of the relevant IETF RFCs. The test coverage is approximately 450 tests with optional extended test categories for more advanced IPv6 protocols such as DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6), Mobile IPv6 (IPv6 for mobile nodes), IPsec over IPv6 (Internet Layer Security), IKEv2 (Internet Key Exchange, version 2), SIP over IPv6 (used in VoIP), NEMO (Networks in Motion), MLDv2 (Multicast Listener Discovery protocol, version 2) and SNMP over IPv6 (for network management).
A given product might obtain certification for the Core Protocols, and optionally one or more of the advanced IPv6 protocols, depending on what features it includes. Further details about the program, and a list of products already certified "IPv6 Ready" is available on the website www.ipv6ready.org.
Phase 1 compliance is adequate for casual deployments (home office, small companies), Phase 2 compliance is intended for mission critical deployments (large enterprise, government agencies, financial institutions, telcos). To get any "IPv6 Ready" Logo Program certification, a product must pass both conformance and interoperability testing of the IPv6 Core Protocols.