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End-of-Sale for Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Private Link 2

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Product Bulletin, No. 1342

Introduction

Affected Part Numbers

Product Substitution

Support

End-of-Sale Schedule


Product Bulletin, No. 1342


End-of-Sale Announcement for
Cisco Secure PIXTM Firewall
Private Link 2

Introduction

With the introduction of the latest in high-speed virtual private networking (VPN) accelerator technology, such as the Cisco Secure PIX™ Firewall VPN Accelerator Card (VAC), Cisco Systems announces the end of sale of the PIX Private Link 2 (PL2) Card.

Affected Part Numbers

PIX-PL2 PIX Private Link 2 Card
PIX-PL2= PIX Private Link 2 Card, spare

Product Substitution

The recommended upgrade path for the PIX PL2 is the PIX VAC. The PIX VAC offers standards-based IP Security (IPsec) VPN and encrypts data using the 56-bit Data Encryption Standard (DES) or 168-bit Triple DES (3DES) algorithms, compared with the proprietary DES-only encryption of the PL2. In addition, the PIX VAC can offer 3DES throughput at speeds up to 100 Mbps. The PIX VAC is supported on PIX 515, 520, 525, and 535 platforms.
EOS Product
Replacement Product
Replacement Product Description
PIX-PL2

PIX-VPN-ACCEL

PIX Firewall IPsec Accelerator

PIX-PL2=

PIX-VPN-ACCEL=

PIX Firewall IPsec Accelerator, spare


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

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 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 Schedule

End of sale: July 28, 2001 (no longer available for purchase)

End of software support: July 28, 2004
End of hardware support: July 28, 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.