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Product Bulletin, No. 1341
End-of-Sale Announcement for
Cisco Secure PIXTM Firewall
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
IntroductionWith the increasing adoption of high-speed network interfaces, such as Gigabit Ethernet, Cisco Systems announces the end of sale of the PIX™ FDDI.
Affected Part NumbersPIX-FDDI FDDI for PIX FirewallPIX-FDDI= FDDI for PIX Firewall
Product SubstitutionThe recommended upgrade path for the FDDI is Gigabit Ethernet. These interfaces offer greater performance at a comparable price point. 32-bit, 33-MHz Gigabit Ethernet interfaces are supported in the PIX 520 and 525 just as FDDI. In addition, the PIX 535 uses a higher-performance 64-bit, 66-MHz Gigabit Ethernet interface, providing up to 1 Gbps of throughput.
EOS Product Replacement Product Replacement Product Description PIX-FDDI
Single Gigabit Ethernet interface for PIX 52X Firewalls
Single 66-MHz Gigabit Ethernet interface for PIX Firewall
SupportCisco will continue to provide support through the SMARTnet™ service program. Customers with SMARTnet service contracts are entitled to 24-hour phone support through the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) and advance replacement of hardware. Cisco is committed to providing hardware support for this product for a period of five years after the end-of-sale date.
End-of-Sale ScheduleEnd of sale: June 23, 2001 (no longer available for purchase)
End of software support: June 23, 2004 (PIX Operating System version 5.3(x) is the last feature release supporting FDDI)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.