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Does SEP 12.1 IPS support IPv6

Created: 04 Sep 2013 • Updated: 04 Sep 2013 | 5 comments
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Hi,

Understand that NTP (firewall) support filtering of IPv6 traffic but does our IPS support IPv6 as well?

Dug high and low but no indication that this is supported. Do help ..

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Yes.  SEP’s IPS can monitor and block attacks in IPv6 traffic the same as it does with IPv4 traffic.

Check this Article:

IPv6 support in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174897

Check this Thread with similar query:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/ipv6-rules

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect

MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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pete_4u2002's picture

SEP 12.1 has added support for IPV6 in the traffic.  In SEP 12.1 the firewall and SEP engine have the ability to decode and block the traffic based on  the firewall policy or based on detected attacks within the IPv6 traffic.  The protection offered on IPv6 traffic in SEP 12.1 is as good as the protection offered on IPv4 traffic. Logs will show IPv6 addresses as well

check this link

IPv6 support in Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
Article:TECH174897  |  Created: 2011-11-20  |  Updated: 2011-11-22  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174897
Brɨan's picture

Yep, should work normally with IPv6

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