Internet protocols: the next generation

These days, most of us take the internet for granted and rely on it for essential information ranging from weather forecasts to social media updates, texting, and online shopping or bill payments. What if the day came when you were unable to connect or had to share your connection, but only one person could be online at a time? Sound farfetched? Think again, as today’s “internet protocol” version (IPv4) is being sorely stretched, paving the way for IP version 6. Understanding these internet communication protocols and the impact of high web penetration is the subject of OneBeacon Technology’s latest whitepaper authored by risk control specialist Jack Morkovsky. Titled, “Comparing IPv4 and IPV6; Like comparing a beach ball to the sun” also addresses the risks faced by web-enabled devices owners and manufacturers to ensure compatibility with IPv6, which was adopted in 2012.

As insurance professionals, it’s important to recognize the broad impact of this new standard, as any technology company involved in R&D and manufacturing that somehow touches the internet must pay attention to these standards. We encourage you to review this paper and share it with your technology clients.

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