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Product Bulletin, No. 1342
End-of-Sale Announcement for
Cisco Secure PIXTM Firewall
Private Link 2
IntroductionWith 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 NumbersPIX-PL2 PIX Private Link 2 CardPIX-PL2= PIX Private Link 2 Card, spare
Product SubstitutionThe 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 Firewall IPsec Accelerator
PIX Firewall IPsec Accelerator, spare
For more information about the Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Series, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/pix/
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: July 28, 2001 (no longer available for purchase)End of software support: July 28, 2004End 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 email@example.com.