Salient Federal Solutions to Present at the North American IPv6 Summit on IPv6 Transition Best Practices to Secure Networks Bringing Innovative Best Practices with Emphasis on Modernizing, Transitioning, and Implementing IPv6 Securely with Cost Effective Techniques

FAIRFAX, Va., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology, engineering, and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, today announced Jeremy Duncan, Director of IPv6 Products and Services, will be presenting 'After 2012: Internal Enterprise IPv6 Transition Best Practices' at the North American IPv6 Summit 2013. This summit will take place in Denver, Colorado April 1719 with a dedicated focus on the advancement and adoption of IPv6.

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As a recognized thought leader in the IPv6 community, Salient's Duncan, an industry leading IPv6 network and cyber security specialist, will be on hand to discuss the lessons learned on enterprise IPv6 transition implementations, securely deploying IPv6 on those networks, and how to strengthen an organization's overall global security posture. Salient has a long history of providing IPv6 modernization, transition, and security and are actively supporting the transition to IPv6 for federal and commercial agencies.

"Many agencies are now taking the essential steps to transition from IPv4 to IPv6," says Bill Parker, COO of Salient. "Salient continues to be in the forefront to support protecting our customers' infrastructure from the threats and vulnerabilities. In addition to successfully providing support for IPv6 adoption, perhaps, even more importantly, we are defending our customers' networks from IPv4 and IPv6 cyber-attacks and exploitation."

Networks failing to monitor IPv6 traffic, present the opportunity for attackers to bypass firewalls and intrusion detection systems. Thereby supporting covert communications and aiding in exfiltration of data. Most modern operating systems devices ship with IPv6 capabilities enabled. The threats resulting from the unplanned and unmonitored deployment of IPv6 enabled systems on IPv4 networks can no longer be ignored.  Appropriate security controls must be put in place to identify risks and remediate them. To assist in addressing these asymmetric threats, Salient's Assure6 is the first cyber security solution that provides customers' protection, monitoring, and mitigation that can be deployed in untrusted locations with minimal loss risk.

Salient's Duncan and other cyber security specialists will be on hand to speak to IPv6 architecture and design and how agencies can better protect themselves while undergoing a seamless transition. Visit Salient, table 24, at the North American IPv6 Summit to learn more about the security challenges IPv6 presents, and the best practices to mitigate these risks.

About Salient Federal Solutions: Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of IT and engineering solutions enabling government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions. The company works to accelerate mission impact by delivering highly adaptable technology services, engineering solutions, and domain expertise enabling customers to rapidly meet the pressing requirements of today, while anticipating tomorrow's evolving challenges. Salient Federal Solutions is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with offices in McLean, Colorado Springs, St. Louis, Norfolk, Orlando, San Diego, and Tampa. More information is available at www.salientfed.com.

Salient has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies.

SOURCE Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.



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