Qualys today announced at Security B-Sides Las Vegas that its FreeScan service – a popular free service that allows organizations to scan web sites or publicly facing IP addresses for vulnerabilities, malware and SSL issues – now includes support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Using FreeScan, organizations can now scan IPv6 devices to detect possible vulnerabilities and take the steps necessary to remediate them.
"While there is a movement for organizations to move to IPv6, they may not be prepared to take the steps necessary to secure these devices," said Scott Crawford, research director for EMA. "Qualys FreeScan is a useful service that allows businesses to test the security posture of IPv6 devices on the Internet after deployment and make sure they are properly configured to help defend organizations against cyber attacks."
During Security B-Sides Las Vegas, Wolfgang Kandek, CTO of Qualys, will speak on a panel on IPv6 security on July 26, 2012 at 6 p.m. For more information on using Qualys FreeScan to scan IPv6 devices, visit: https://community.qualys.com/blogs/qualys-tech/2012/07/26/how-to-scan-ipv6-address-with-qualys-freescan. To use FreeScan, visit http://www.qualys.com/freescan.