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Product Bulletin, No. 1697
End-of-Sale Notice for Cisco 7200 VPN K8 Bundles
and T3 VPN Bundle
The Cisco 7200 Series VPN bundles offer specific hardware configurations that are optimized for site-to-site VPN applications and network topologies, while simultaneously setting the benchmark for hardware configuration flexibility, upgradability, and investment protection. These VPN bundles are of two types: K8 and K9. K8 VPN bundles support cryptographic keys less than 64 bits in size and K9 bundles support keys that are greater than or equal to 64 bits.
The easing of U.S. import and export restrictions in most countries of cryptographic devices with keys greater than 64 bits have enabled customers to select TripleData Encryption Standard (3DES) (K9) VPN bundles over DES (K8) bundles. The Cisco 7200 K9 bundles are more popular with customers than the K8 bundles. Therefore, Cisco announces the end of sale of only those Cisco 7200 VPN bundles with the K8 designator. The Cisco 7200 K9 VPN bundles will continue to be available.
Furthermore, Cisco announces the end of sale of Cisco 7200 VPN bundles that contain the PA-T3+ port adapter. The following table lists the end-of-sale products and corresponding product substitutions.
Specific Products Affected and Product Substitution
Key Program Dates
The following dates apply to all of the above four VPN bundles.
End of sale: March 31, 2002
End of shipment: March 31, 2002 (estimate)
Because this end-of-sale notice is for bundles and does not affect any hardware or software associated with the Cisco 7200 Series, the products will be maintained along with the Cisco 7200 Series products.
For Further Assistance
For more information on the Cisco VPN Accelerator Module and Cisco 7200 VPN bundles:
Web site: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/rt/7200/prodlit/index.shtml
Contact: Rizwan Qureshi, Cisco 7200 Series VPN Bundles Product Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com