The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded a multiyear prime contract to Salient Federal Solutions to support and secure the USAF’s mission critical information technology systems as part of the warfighter rapid acquisition programme (WRAP).

Under the contract, the company will implement its Assure6 product suite, which is the cybersecurity policy manager designed to detect and block IPv6 attacks.

Assure6 is a deep packet inspection (DPI) security protection system that safeguards IPv6 traffic and is deployed in multiple Department of Defense (DoD) agencies.

Salient’s cybersecurity leader Lisa Donnan said that the company would partner with the USAF to meet the goal of securely implementing internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) by 2014.

“Our Assure6 intrusion prevention system will help mitigate the vulnerabilities of implementing IPv6 and ultimately protect networks,” she added.