Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 compatibility with IPv6 and IPv6 over IPv4

Article:TECH91244  |  Created: 2008-01-04  |  Updated: 2012-05-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH91244
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



You want to know if the Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 Network Threat Protection firewall supports Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) or Internet Protocol version 6 over Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv6 over IPv4).

 


Solution



The Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 firewall does not have the ability to understand IPv6 or IPv6 over IPv4 traffic. Because of this, Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 can only allow all or block all of both types of traffic. You cannot use Symantec Endpoint Protection to block traffic of this type based on normal firewall criteria (e.g. source/destination, port, etc.)

By default, a Symantec Endpoint Protection client contains firewall rules which will block all IPv6 and IPv6 over IPv4 traffic.



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2008120410560648


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH91244


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