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EOL/EOS for the Cisco PIX Security Appliance Software Licenses

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco PIX Security Appliance Software Licenses. 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 Software Licenses

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

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information

PIX-501-SW-10

PIX 501 10 User software license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-501-SW-10-50=

PIX 501 10-to-50 user upgrade software license

ASA5505-SW-10-50=

ASA 5505 10-to-50 User upgrade software license

-

PIX-501-SW-10-UL=

PIX 501 10-to-unlimited user upgrade software license

ASA5505-SW-10-UL=

ASA 5505 10-to-Unlimited User upgrade software license

-

PIX-501-SW-50

PIX 501 50 User software license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-501-SW-50-UL=

PIX 501 50-to-unlimited user upgrade software license

ASA5505-SW-50-UL=

ASA 5505 50-to-Unlimited User upgrade software license

-

PIX-501-SW-UL

PIX 501 Unlimited User (UL) software license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-501-VPN-3DES

PIX 501 3DES/AES VPN/SSH/SSL encryption license

ASA5500-ENCR-K9

ASA 5500 Strong Encryption License (3DES/AES)

-

PIX-506-SW-3DES

PIX 506E 3DES/AES VPN/SSH/SSL encryption license

ASA5500-ENCR-K9

ASA 5500 Strong Encryption License (3DES/AES)

-

PIX-515-SW-FO

PIX 515E Failover (FO) feature license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-515-SW-FO-AA

PIX 515/515E Failover to FO-Active/Active License

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-515-SW-FO-AA=

PIX 515/515E Failover to FO-Active/Active License

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-515-SW-FO-UR=

PIX 515/515E Failover-to-Unrestricted (FO-to-UR) license upg

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-515-SW-R-UR=

515/515E R to UR License Upgrade (includes VAC PLUS, 128MB RAM)

ASA5510-SEC-PL=

ASA 5510 Security Plus License w/ HA, GE, more VLANs + conns

-

PIX-515-VPN-3DES

PIX 515E 3DES/AES VPN/SSH/SSL encryption license

ASA5500-ENCR-K9

ASA 5500 Strong Encryption License (3DES/AES)

-

PIX-515R-SW

PIX 515E Restricted (R) feature license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-515UR-SW

PIX 515E Unrestricted (UR) feature license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-525-SW-FO

PIX 525 Failover (FO) feature license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-525-SW-FO-AA

PIX 525 Failover to Failover-Active/Active License

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-525-SW-FO-AA=

PIX 525 Failover to Failover-Active/Active License Upgrade

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-525-SW-FO-R=

PIX 525 Failover-to-Restricted (FO-to-R) license upgrade

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-525-SW-FO-UR=

PIX 525 Failover-to-Unrestricted (FO-to-UR) license upgrade

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-525-SW-R

PIX 525 Restricted (R) feature license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-525-SW-R-UR=

525 R to UR License Upgrade (includes VAC PLUS, 128 MB RAM)

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-525-SW-UR

PIX 525 Unrestricted (UR) feature license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-535-SW-FO-AA=

PIX 535 Failover to Failover-Active/Active License Upgrade

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-535-SW-FO-R=

PIX 535 Failover-to-Restricted (FO-to-R) license upgrade

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-535-SW-FO-UR=

PIX 535 Failover-to-Unrestricted (FO-to-UR) license upgrade

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-535-SW-R-UR=

535 R to UR License Upgrade (includes VAC PLUS, 512 MB RAM)

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-535FO-AA-SW

PIX 535 Failover-Active/Active License

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-535FO-SW

PIX 535 Failover (FO) feature license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-535R-SW

PIX 535 Restricted (R) feature license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-535UR-SW

PIX 535 Unrestricted (UR) feature license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-SW-GTP

PIX GTP/GPRS Inspection License

ASA5500-GTP

ASA 5500 GTP/GPRS Inspection License

-

PIX-SW-GTP=

PIX GTP/GPRS Inspection License

ASA5500-GTP=

ASA 5500 GTP/GPRS Inspection License

-

PIX-SW-SC-10

PIX 10 Security Contexts License

ASA5500-SC-10

ASA 5500 10 Security Contexts License

-

PIX-SW-SC-10-20=

PIX 10 to 20 Security Context License Upgrade

ASA5500-SC-10-20=

ASA 5500 10 to 20 Security Context License Upgrade

-

PIX-SW-SC-10=

PIX 10 Security Contexts License

ASA5500-SC-10=

ASA 5500 10 Security Contexts License

-

PIX-SW-SC-20

PIX 20 Security Contexts License

ASA5500-SC-20

ASA 5500 20 Security Contexts License

-

PIX-SW-SC-20-50=

PIX 20 to 50 Security Context License Upgrade

ASA5500-SC-20-50=

ASA 5500 20 to 50 Security Context License Upgrade

-

PIX-SW-SC-20=

PIX 20 Security Contexts License

ASA5500-SC-20=

ASA 5500 20 Security Contexts License

-

PIX-SW-SC-5

PIX 5 Security Contexts License

ASA5500-SC-5

ASA 5500 5 Security Contexts License

-

PIX-SW-SC-5-10=

PIX 5 to 10 Security Context License Upgrade

ASA5500-SC-5-10=

ASA 5500 5 to 10 Security Context License Upgrade

-

PIX-SW-SC-50

PIX 50 Security Contexts License

ASA5500-SC-50

ASA 5500 50 Security Contexts License

-

PIX-SW-SC-50=

PIX 50 Security Contexts License

ASA5500-SC-50=

ASA 5500 50 Security Contexts License

-

PIX-SW-SC-5=

PIX 5 Security Contexts License

ASA5500-SC-5=

ASA 5500 5 Security Contexts License

-

PIX-VPN-3DES

PIX 525/535 3DES/AES VPN/SSH/SSL encryption license

ASA5500-ENCR-K9

ASA 5500 Strong Encryption License (3DES/AES)

-

PIX-VPN-DES

PIX DES VPN/SSH/SSL encryption license

ASA5500-ENCR-K8

ASA 5500 Base Encryption Level (DES)

-

PIX-VPN-DES=

PIX DES VPN/SSH/SSL encryption license

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.

   

PIX-VPN-NONE

No VPN/SSH/SSL encryption license for PIX models

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. Licenses mapped here are for the Cisco ASA 5500 Series and they provide a function similar to the Cisco PIX Security Appliance licenses they refer to.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.
The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses dispose properly of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco ASA 5500 Adaptive Security Appliance Software Licenses, 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/cisco/support/notifications.html.

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