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EOL/EOS for the Cisco PIX Security Appliance Cards and Hardware Accessories

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco ® PIX Security Appliance Cards and Hardware Accessories. The last day to order the affected product(s) is January 27, 2009. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
Cisco PIX Security Appliance customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances. In addition to providing the same robust firewall and IPsec VPN capabilities as Cisco PIX Security Appliances, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series offers significantly better performance and scalability, SSL VPN support, advanced Unified Communications (voice/video) security, and a modular design that allows customers to add features such as intrusion prevention (IPS), antivirus, antispam, antiphishing, URL filtering, and more. Migration to the Cisco ASA 5500 Series is straightforward, as consistent management and monitoring interfaces are provided, allowing customers to take advantage of their knowledge and investment in Cisco PIX Security Appliances.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco PIX Security Appliance Cards and Hardware Accessories

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

January 28, 2008

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

January 27, 2009

Last Ship Date: HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

April 28, 2009

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

January 27, 2010

End of New Service Attachment Date: HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

January 27, 2010

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

April 27, 2013

Last Date of Support: HW

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

January 26, 2014

HW = Hardware, OS SW = Operating System Software, App. SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

(Note: ASA parts are not compatible with PIX models. The ASA model and its parts replace the PIX model and its parts.)

Replacement Product Description

PIX-1FE

PIX 10/100 Fast Ethernet interface card, RJ45

SSM-4GE

ASA 5500 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet SSM (RJ-45+SFP)

PIX-1FE=

PIX 10/100 Fast Ethernet interface card, RJ45

SSM-4GE=

ASA 5500 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet SSM (RJ-45+SFP)

PIX-1GE-66

PIX 66-MHz Gigabit Ethernet int. card, Multimode (SX) SC

SSM-4GE

ASA 5500 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet SSM (RJ-45+SFP)

PIX-1GE-66=

PIX 66-MHz Gigabit Ethernet int. card, Multimode (SX) SC

SSM-4GE=

ASA 5500 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet SSM (RJ-45+SFP)

PIX-4FE-66

PIX 66-MHz four-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet int. card, RJ45

SSM-4GE

ASA 5500 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet SSM (RJ-45+SFP)

PIX-4FE-66=

PIX 66-MHz four-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet int. card, RJ45

SSM-4GE=

ASA 5500 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet SSM (RJ-45+SFP)

PIX-501-PWR-AC=

PIX 501 spare AC power supply

ASA5505-PWR-AC=

ASA 5505 Spare AC Power Supply Adapter

PIX-506-PWR-AC=

PIX 506 spare AC power supply

ASA5505-PWR-AC=

ASA 5505 Spare AC Power Supply Adapter

PIX-506E-PWR-AC

PIX 506E AC power supply

ASA5505-PWR-AC=

ASA 5505 Spare AC Power Supply Adapter

PIX-506E-PWR-AC=

PIX 506E spare AC power supply

ASA5505-PWR-AC=

ASA 5505 Spare AC Power Supply Adapter

PIX-515-HW=

PIX 515/515E rack mounts, console cable, failover cable

ASA5500-HW=

ASA 5500 Hardware Accessory Kit (Rack Mounts, Cables)

PIX-515-MEM-128

PIX 515/515E 128 MB Memory

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PIX-515-MEM-128=

PIX 515/515E with UR/FO License; 64 to 128 MB Memory Upgrade

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PIX-515-MEM-32

PIX 515/515E 32MB RAM memory upgrade (UR only)

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PIX-515-MEM-32=

PIX 515/515E with R License; 32 to 64 MB Memory Upgrade

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PIX-515-PWR-AC=

PIX 515/515E spare AC power supply

ASA-180W-PWR-AC=

ASA 180W AC Power Supply

PIX-525-HW=

PIX 525 rack mounts, console cable, failover cable

ASA5500-HW=

ASA 5500 Hardware Accessory Kit (Rack Mounts, Cables)

PIX-535-HW=

PIX 535 rack mounts, console cable, failover cable

ASA5500-HW=

ASA 5500 Hardware Accessory Kit (Rack Mounts, Cables)

PIX-535-PWR-AC

PIX 535 AC power supply

ASA-180W-PWR-AC=

ASA 180W AC Power Supply

PIX-535-PWR-AC=

PIX 535 spare AC power supply

ASA-180W-PWR-AC=

ASA 180W AC Power Supply

PIX-535-PWR-BLANK

Blank to fill unused power supply slot on PIX 535

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PIX-535-PWR-BLANK=

Blank to fill unused power supply slot on PIX 535

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PIX-535-PWR-DC

PIX 535 DC power supply

ASA-180W-PWR-DC=

ASA 180W DC Power Supply

PIX-535-PWR-DC=

PIX 535 spare DC power supply

ASA-180W-PWR-DC=

ASA 180W DC Power Supply

PIX-FLASH-16MB

PIX 16MB ISA Flash card

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PIX-FLASH-16MB=

PIX 16MB ISA flash memory card

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PIX-FO=

PIX failover serial cable

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PIX-VAC-PLUS

PIX 66-MHz DES/3DES/AES VPN Accelerator Card+ (VAC+)

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

PIX-VAC-PLUS=

PIX 66-MHz DES/3DES/AES VPN Accelerator Card+ (VAC+)

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

 

Product Migration Options

Cisco PIX Security Appliance customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances. Accessories mapped here are for the Cisco ASA 5500 Series, and they provide a function similar to the Cisco PIX Security Appliance accessory they refer to. Please note that each model in the Cisco ASA 5500 Series has more integrated I/O ports than the corresponding Cisco PIX Security Appliance model. The Cisco ASA 5500 Series offers only a higher-density 4-port Gigabit Ethernet module instead of the lower-density single Fast Ethernet or single Gigabit Ethernet interface I/O cards that Cisco PIX Security Appliances support.
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco PIX Security Appliance Cards and Hardware Accessories through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/eos.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco ASA 5550 Adaptive Security Appliance Modules and Hardware Accessories, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/asa, or contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to
http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice