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End-of-Life for Cisco PIX Firewall OS Version 4.4

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Product Bulletin, No. 1619

Introduction

512 KB/2 MB Flash Memory Upgrade

8/16 MB RAM Upgrade

Support

End-of-Life Schedule


Product Bulletin, No. 1619


End-of-Life Announcement
for
Cisco PIX® Firewall
OS Version 4.4

Introduction

Software Release 4.4 for the Cisco PIX® Firewall has reached its end-of-life (EOL) milestone. This software version will be removed from Cisco.com, effective June 26, 2002.

Cisco Systems recommends that all customers currently running Cisco PIX Firewall Release 4.4 upgrade their software to Version 5.2(x) or later.

512 KB/2 MB Flash Memory Upgrade

Customers with Cisco PIX "Classic", 10000, 510, and select 520 Firewall units must upgrade these units to a minimum of 16 MB in order to run the 5.2 software train. The Cisco part number PIX-FLASH-16MB= meets these requirements, and is available through the Cisco MarketPlace at http://www.cisco.com/public/npm/direct_advantage.html.

Cisco PIX 515 and 525 Firewall units ship with 16 MB of Flash and are not affected. PIX 520 Firewalls manufactured after February of 2000, with serial numbers 18025677 and higher, are not affected. The Cisco PIX 506 has 8 MB of Flash memory, which works correctly with Version 5.2 of the software.

8/16 MB RAM Upgrade

Cisco PIX "Classic", 10000, and 510 Firewall units must be upgraded to a minimum of 32 MB RAM in order to run Cisco PIX Firewall Version 5.2 of the software. Cisco part number PIX-MEM-UPG-128= meets these requirements for the "Classic" and 10000 units; Cisco part number PIX-MEM-5XX-128= meets these requirements for the 510 Firewall units. Both are available through the Cisco MarketPlace at http://www.cisco.com/public/npm/direct_advantage.html.

Customers with Cisco PIX 501, 506, 506E, 515, 515E, 52x, 525 or 535 Firewall units are not affected.

Support

Cisco will continue to provide support for this release through the Cisco 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 will support this release until June 26, 2002. After this date, technical assistance might require an upgrade to a later release.

End-of-Life Schedule

Last manufacturing date: March 26, 2002

Last Cisco.com download date: June 26, 2002

Last support date: June 26, 2002