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End-of-Sale Announcement for Cisco Secure PIX Firewall 520

PIX-520

PIX 520 Chassis only

PIX-520-DC

PIX 520, -48VDC power chassis only

PIX-520-FO-BUN

Failover PIX Firewall 520, two 10/100 Ethernet NICs

PIX-520-128-CH

Entry level PIX Firewall 520, two 10/100 Ethernet NICs

PIX-520-1K-CH

Midrange PIX Firewall 520, two 10/100 Ethernet NICs

PIX-520-UR-CH

Unrestricted PIX Firewall 520, two 10/100 Ethernet NICs


Product Substitution

Upgrade Path

Support

End-of-Sale Schedule


Product Bulletin, No. 1302


End-of-Sale Announcement for
Cisco Secure PIXTM Firewall 520

Introduction

With the introduction of the latest in high-speed firewall platforms, such as the Cisco Secure PIX™ Firewall 525 and 535, Cisco Systems announces the end of sale of the PIX 520 platform.

Affected Part Numbers

PIX-520

PIX 520 Chassis only

PIX-520-DC

PIX 520, -48VDC power chassis only

PIX-520-FO-BUN

Failover PIX Firewall 520, two 10/100 Ethernet NICs

PIX-520-128-CH

Entry level PIX Firewall 520, two 10/100 Ethernet NICs

PIX-520-1K-CH

Midrange PIX Firewall 520, two 10/100 Ethernet NICs

PIX-520-UR-CH

Unrestricted PIX Firewall 520, two 10/100 Ethernet NICs


Product Substitution

The recommended upgrade path for the PIX 520 is the PIX 525. This platform offers greater performance at a comparable price point. The PIX 525 uses a high-performance 600 MHz Intel Pentium III processor, compared with the 350 MHz Intel Pentium processor of the PIX 520—providing up to 30 percent improvement in processing CPU-intensive traffic. In addition, the PIX 525 sports a low-profile 2-rack unit (RU) design with easy service chassis and additional caching and SDRAM memory capacity. PIX 525 systems support all interfaces that are supported on the Cisco Secure PIX Firewall 520.
EOS Product
Replacement Product
Replacment Product Description
PIX-520
PIX-525

PIX 525 chassis only

PIX-520-DC
PIX-525-DC

PIX 525 DC power chassis only

PIX-520-FO-BUN
PIX-525-FO-BUN

PIX 525FO Bundle (chassis, failover software and 2 Fast Ethernet ports)

PIX-520-128-CH
PIX-525-R-BUN

PIX 525R Bundle (chassis, restricted software, and 2 Fast Ethernet ports)

PIX-520-1K-CH
PIX-525-R-BUN

PIX 525R Bundle (chassis, restricted software, and 2 Fast Ethernet ports)

PIX-520-UR-CH
PIX-525-UR-BUN

PIX 525UR Bundle (chassis, unrestricted software, 2 Fast Ethernet ports)


In addition, the recently announced Cisco Secure PIX Firewall 535 is an excellent choice for environments that need the most firewall performance. The PIX 535 integrates stateful firewall and IP Security (IPsec) virtual private network (VPN) functionality with Gigabit Ethernet throughput.

For more information about the Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Series, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/pix/

Upgrade Path

Cisco offers an aggressive upgrade path called the Technology Migration Program (TMP). This program enables Cisco customers to upgrade their existing Cisco or competitive network equipment. Contact your local Cisco sales representative or Cisco reseller for more information, or visit http://www.cisco.com/offer/tic/TMP_PA.html.

Support

Cisco will continue to provide support through the SMARTnet™ service program. Customers with SMARTnet service contracts are entitled to 24-hour phone support through the TAC and advance replacement of hardware. Cisco is committed to providing hardware support fo this product for a period of five years after the end-of-sale date.

End-of-Sale Schedule

End of Sale: June 23, 2001 (No longer available for purchase)
End of Software Support: June 23, 2004
End of Hardware Support: June 23, 2006 (hardware repairs or exchanges are no longer available)

If you have any questions regarding these changes, contact the Cisco TAC at tac@cisco.com