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
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
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
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.)
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
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.