Support for IPv6

Cloud Edge provides support for IPv6 in Bridge Mode and Software Switch deployments.

Important: IPv6 is not supported in Routing Mode.

The following table explains which features and capabilities provide IPv6 support in Bridge Mode and Software Switch deployments. In addition to the support specified in the table, Cloud Edge can forward traffic over IPv6 through the Cloud Edge appliance, including to an IPv6 router, which can provide access to the Internet.

Table 1. Cloud Edge IPv6 Support in Bridge Mode and Software Switch Deployments

Feature

Category

Support for IPv6

Not Supported for IPv6

Dashboard



Cloud Edge supports displaying IPv6 addresses in the dashboard.

Gateway - Registration



Cloud Edge uses IPv4 to connect to Cloud Edge Cloud Console.

Gateways - Network

Interfaces



Administrative access



DHCP



Dynamic DNS



Routing table



Static Routes



NAT



Cloud Edge appliances do not support IPv6 for network configurations (any mode). However, Cloud Edge can forward requests such as DNS for IPv6 and DHCPv6 through to end points.

Gateways - Bandwidth control



Gateways - VPN

User VPN



Site-to-Site VPN



Gateways - End User Management - General settings



Functionality dependent on user accounts is not supported for IPv6.

Gateways - Updates



Cloud Edge uses IPv4 to connect to ActiveUpdate.

Gateways - Network Access Control



Cloud Edge does not support network access control for IPv6 endpoints, even if the endpoint is dual-stack with both an IPv4 and IPv6 address.

Policies - Policies

Source IP



Source FQDN



Users / User Groups



Destination IP



Destination FQDN



Traffic - Applications and URL categories



Policies based on users or user groups are not supported for IPv6. That policy will not be applied to IPv6 traffic.

Policies - Objects

IP Address/FQDN



MAC Addresses



Services



Applications and application groups



URL categories



Cloud Edge supports ICMPv6.

Policies - Approved Blocked List

IPv6 addresses



FQDNs



URLs



Policies - Gateway Profiles

IPS



Anti-Malware



Anti-Malware - Web Cloud Scan



Email Security - Local Scan



Email Security - Cloud Scan



Anti-Dos



HTTPS



Web Reputation



Endpoint Identification



Anti-malware Web Cloud Scan does not support IPv6. Conventional anti-malware scanning is used for IPv6 traffic. Conventional anti-malware scanning supports scanning for both HTTP and FTP IPv6 traffic.

Both email local scan and cloud scan do not support IPv6. IPv6 email traffic will pass through the Cloud Edge appliance without scanning.

HTTPS IPv6 traffic will pass through the Cloud Edge appliance without scanning.

Cloud Edge does not trigger Endpoint Identification for IPv6 traffic. If Captive Portal is enabled, the Captive Portal window will not open; IPv6 traffic will pass through the Cloud Edge appliance.

Policies - Web Reputation Service



Policies - User Notifications



Cloud Edge supports displaying user notifications to IPv6 clients.

Analysis & Reports - Reports



Cloud Edge supports displaying IPv6 addresses in reports.

Analysis & Reports - Log Analysis

Application bandwidth



Policy Enforcement



Internet Access



Internet Security



Cloud Edge supports displaying IPv6 addresses in the logs.

Administration - Users & Accounts



Functionality dependent on user accounts is not supported for IPv6.

Administration - User Authentication



Functionality dependent on user accounts is not supported for IPv6.

Administration - Audit Log



Administration - Administrator Alerts

Gateway status change



Mail security status change



C&C Callbacks



Administration - Scheduled Updates



Cloud Edge uses IPv4 to connect to ActiveUpdate.

Administration - Maintenance



Cloud Edge uses IPv4 to connect to external servers.

Administration - Certificate Management