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End of Sale for the Current PIX and PIX 10000 Hardware

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END-OF-LIFE NOTICE, NO. 752
Cisco ® introduces two new PIX ® Firewall hardware products on May 1, 1998: Cisco PIX Firewall 510 (PIX-510) and Cisco PIX Firewall 520 (PIX-520). These two products replace the current Cisco PIX Firewall (PIX) and PIX 10000 (PIX10000). As a result, June 1, 1998, will mark the End-of-Sale for the current PIX Firewall and PIX 10000 products. Also, product bundles including either PIX Firewall or PIX 10000 will share the same End-of-Sale date. Fulfillment of all shipments for PIX Firewall and PIX 10000 products will be completed by August 1, 1998. Table 1 summarizes all affected products.
These new PIX Firewall products offer several enhancements. Both PIX Firewall 510 and 520 share a new, lower-profile chassis design with mounting options for cabling the unit either from the front or rear. PIX Firewall 510 has a 166-MHz Pentium processor and 16 MB of RAM, and the PIX Firewall 520 has a 233-MHz Pentium II processor and 32 MB of RAM. PIX Firewall 520 is also available with a 48VDC power supply and it is NEBS-compliant.

 

Table 1. End-of-Sale Summary

End-of-Sale Items

Part Number

End-of-Sale Date

PIX Firewall

PIX

June 1, 1998

PIX 10000

PIX10000

June 1, 1998

Two-tier PIX Firewall packages

PIX64-B-CH

June 1, 1998

PIX1K-A-CH

June 1, 1998

PIX1K-B-CH

June 1, 1998

PIXUR-A-CH

June 1, 1998

PIXUR-B-CH

June 1, 1998

Promotional bundles

EZCON-SECURE-1

June 1, 1998

EZCON-SECURE-2

June 1, 1998

 

REPLACEMENT PRODUCTS

The replacement product matrix for the PIX Firewall and PIX 10000 is shown below.

 

Table 2. Replacement Items for PIX Firewall and PIX 10000

Current Description

Current Part Number

New Description

New Part Number

PIX Firewall

PIX

PIX Firewall 510

PIX-510

PIX 10000

PIX10000

PIX Firewall 520

PIX-520

Two-tier PIX Firewall packages

PIX64-A-CH

--

PIX-510-128-CH

PIX64-B-CH

--

PIX-520-128-CH

PIX1K-A-CH

--

PIX-510-1K-CH

PIX1K-B-CH

--

PIX-520-1K-CH

PIXUR-A-CH

--

PIX-510-UR-CH

PIXUR-B-CH

--

PIX-520-UR-CH

Promotional bundles

EZCON-SECURE-1

--

EZCON-SECURE-10

EZCON-SECURE-2

--

EZCON-SECURE-20

MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS

PIX Firewall and PIX 10000 products will continue to be fully supported by the SMARTnet ® maintenance agreements. The existing SMARTnet product offerings will not change for the PIX Firewall 510 and 520, and the same part numbers should be used for ordering.

SOFTWARE SUPPORT

Cisco PIX Firewall and PIX 10000 will support the next two major releases of software. PIX Firewall 510 and 520 both support PIX Software V.4.0.7 and subsequent software releases.

UPGRADE PATH TO PIX FIREWALL 520

Both PIX Firewall and PIX 10000 customers using the Cisco Technology Migration program can upgrade to PIX Firewall 520. Contact your local Cisco sales representative or Cisco reseller for more information.
For more information on the PIX Firewall products, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2120/index.html.