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END-OF-SALE AND END-OF-LIFE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE PIX FIREWALL RELEASE 4.2

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. EOL5078
Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the PIX Firewall Release 4.2. The last day to order the affected product is June 9, 2000. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 in EoL product bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the PIX Firewall Release 4.2.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the PIX Firewall Release 4.2.

Milestone

Definition

Date

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.

June 9, 2000

Last Date of Support:
OS SW

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.

June 9, 2003

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

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

Software release 4.2 for the Cisco Secure PIX Firewall has reached its End of Life (EOL) milestone. This software release is being removed from CCO, effective June 9, 2000. It is recommended that all customers currently running Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Release 4.2 upgrade their software to version 4.4(5) or 5.1(2). Cisco recommends that customers upgrade to Version 4.4(5), the general deployment release.

512KB Flash Memory Upgrade

PIX "Classic" Firewall units (serial number 06002015 or lower) have a 512K flash card that will need to be upgraded to a minimum of 2MB in order to run the 4.4 software train. The Cisco Part PIX-FLASH-16MB= will meet these requirements, and is available through Cisco MarketPlace http://www.cisco.com/public/npm/direct_advantage.html. Those with PIX 10000 or 5xx-series are not affected.

8MB RAM Upgrade

PIX "Classic" Firewall units have 8MB of RAM that will need to be upgraded to a minimum of 16MB in order to run the 4.4 software train. The Cisco Part PIX-MEM-UPG-128= will meet these requirements, and is available through Cisco MarketPlace http://www.cisco.com/public/npm/direct_advantage.html. Those with PIX 10000 or 5xx-series are not affected.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the PIX Firewall Release 4.2, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/prod_eol_notices_list.html 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

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