NICT succeeds in real-time visualization of IPv6 packets for the first time in the world

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology announced on April 12 that it has succeeded in real-time visualization of IPv6 packets for the first time in the world by improving the “NIRVANA Kai” cyber attack integrated analysis platform. It will be released at “Interop Tokyo 2021” which will start on the 14th.

Visualization image of IPv6 space NIRVANA Kai has been compatible only with IPv4 so far. With this enhancement, system units such as the communication observation unit, alert collection unit, and visualization unit are made compatible with IPv6. In particular, the visualization unit has made it possible to efficiently visualize a huge IPv6 address space by dynamically adding active IP address blocks in which communication has been observed.

A panoramic view of the IPv6 address space and “indicators” In addition, in order to improve the visibility of the current position in the hierarchical structure of the IPv6 address space, an “indicator” has been newly implemented, and IPv6-related issues issued by security devices have been implemented. It also supports alert information and can be filtered by IPv6 address. In the future, it is expected that security operations on IPv6 networks will be simplified.

Dynamic addition of IP address block