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Product Bulletin No. 2175
End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
for Specific Cisco 7204 VPN Bundles
Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of two specific Cisco® 7204 VPN bundles, part numbers listed in Table 2 below. The last day to order the bundles is November 30, 2003. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates.
The Cisco 7200 VPN bundles provides best-in-class virtual private network (VPN) and security services by combining the strength of Cisco 7200 Series features and Cisco VPN Acceleration Module (VAM) with Cisco IOS® Software network services. To better address requirements specific to the evolving VPN market, the two security router bundles based on Cisco 7204 router with Cisco Integrated Services Adapter (ISA) and Cisco VPN Acceleration Module will enter end-of-sale status. The Cisco 7200 VPN bundles based on the six-slot chassis, namely Cisco 7206 Series, and VAM are not affected by this announcement.
The recommended migration product, Cisco 7206 Series router with the VAM, offers more VPN scalability and performance over the forementioned end-of-sale bundles. It supports up to 50 percent more VPN tunnels compared to end-of-sale bundles. Furthermore, it delivers up to 60 percent better VPN performance when compared with the Cisco 7204 VPN bundle with ISA. Lastly, it offers two more slots in the chassis for greater extensibility and higher interface density through a broad set of LAN/WAN interfaces.
The above-mentioned milestones only apply to the end-of-sale bundles listed in Table 2. They do not affect the Cisco 7200 Series router and associated product line. Furthermore, this action does not affect the services-and-support contract because it applies to the Cisco 7200 Series router and not the end-of-sale bundle part number.
The table below lists the two VPN bundles with recommended Cisco 7206 Series Router migration option.
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to:
The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID.
For Cisco 7200 Series information:
For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: