As of July 28, 2008, Cisco PIX Security Appliance platforms/bundles are no longer being sold. Customers can still purchase accessories and licenses until January 27, 2009. It is important to note that Cisco will continue to support Cisco PIX Security Appliance customers through July 27, 2013. See below for other important milestones.
Cisco PIX Security Appliance customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances. Built on the same software foundation as Cisco PIX Security Appliances, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series offers more robust firewall and IPsec VPN capabilities, as well as many additional benefits, including:
Migration to the Cisco ASA 5500 Series is straightforward. Customers can take advantage of their knowledge and investment in Cisco PIX Security Appliances, because there are essentially no changes in user interface, operations, or training.
Key Milestones for the Cisco PIX Security Appliance End-of-Sales
Evolving Business Challenges and Business Benefits of Migrating to Cisco ASA 5500
Businesses face a growing number of network security challenges due to many different dynamics in the industry. The number and sophistication of attacks continues to grow, with threats such as botnets and the exploitation of multiple vulnerabilities in many of today's Web services, applications, and back-end systems. Increasing collaboration with business partners and customers requires more security at what was the Internet edge and new forms of secure remote access to critical business data. Many advanced technologies, such as unified communications and wireless, are being adopted as mission-critical infrastructure and require new forms of security to protect them. Finally, regulations pertaining to business governance and privacy are affecting businesses more than ever and forcing them to change their business practices and increase their overall level of information security.
Cisco PIX-to-ASA Migration Tool Now Available
Cisco offers the Cisco PIX-to-ASA Migration Tool to assist customers in the process of converting their Cisco PIX Security Appliance configurations to Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance configurations. Available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, the tool can be downloaded from the Cisco.com Software Center.
Cisco PIX-to-ASA Migration Services
Cisco and its partners can help you migrate to Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances, and can also help you take full advantage of the new platform´s features by integrating SSL VPN, IPS, and content security to extend the value of your investment in Cisco security technology.