Deployment Across CSC Network Makes IPv6 Available to Government and Private Sector Customers
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 9 -- Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) today announced that, in conjunction with Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC), it has deployed Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) across the CSC network. As a leading global information technology (IT) services company, CSC will offer the new version of Internet protocol to its industry and government customers.
As part of the launch, CSC is implementing IPv6 at its Enterprise Network Managed Services Center of Excellence, a testing and innovation center that leverages CSC capabilities managing several million local and wide area networks, and voice ports for the company and its clients. Customers can learn about the advanced security features of IPv6, which is the next network step forward from today's infrastructure, Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). IPv6 is interoperable with IPv4 and provides a platform for new Internet functionality that will be required in the near future.
"At CSC, we are always seeking new innovations and ways to advance our customers' businesses with advanced technologies and services," said Dave Bittenbender, vice president of CSC's Networks and Telecommunication Integrated Solutions (NTIS) division. "We're proud to be working with Global Crossing to bring IPv6 to our customers, especially to federal civilian agencies that are required by the Office of Management and Budget to add IPv6 to their network backbones by June 2008. At our center of excellence, customers can test IPv6 and learn more about how we can seamlessly migrate this new protocol onto their existing networks."
"For the past five years, Global Crossing has been pioneering the adoption of IPv6 across the industry to create a more secure and scalable Internet protocol standard," said Alan Rosenberg, Global Crossing's vice president, partnership development. "By leveraging CSC's and Global Crossing's capabilities, our two companies are able to bring IPv6 directly to the government and business entities that require this secure new Protocol."
IPv6 adds intelligence, flexibility and scalability to increasingly complex communications. It simplifies mobile IP networking with improved routing and security capabilities. By enabling devices to automatically configure their Internet connectivity, IPv6 will support the expected explosion of dynamically connected network devices, including personal digital assistants, cell phones, Internet-connected televisions, home security and HVAC systems, and "smart" household appliances.
CSC and Global Crossing have worked together since 2001, when the two companies formed a strategic alliance leveraging the complementary assets of CSC's leading IT services offerings, and Global Crossing's worldwide IP-based network. As part of this relationship, Global Crossing designed and deployed a customized carrier network for CSC and most recently expanded the company's network for connectivity in and out of India.
About Global Crossing
Global Crossing provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects more than 300 cities in 28 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 600 cities in 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.
Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world's enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a full range of managed data and voice products including Global Crossing IP VPN Service, Global Crossing Managed Solutions and Global Crossing VoIP services, to 36 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.
Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC's mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.
With approximately 78,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC's own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.6 billion for the 12 months ended June 30, 2006. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.
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