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End-of-sale for Cisco PIX® 515 Firewall Platform

Table Of Contents

Product Bulletin, No. 1669

Introduction

Affected Part Numbers

Product Substitution

Upgrade Path

Support

End-of-Sale Schedule

Product Bulletin, No. 1669


End-of-Sale Announcement for
Cisco PIX® 515 Firewall Platform

Introduction

With the introduction of the performance enhanced Cisco PIX 515E Firewall, Cisco Systems announces the end of sale of the Cisco PIX 515 Firewall platform.

Affected Part Numbers

Part Number
Description
PIX-515

PIX 515 Chassis only

PIX-515-DC

PIX 515 DC Powered Firewall Appliance

PIX-515-FO-BUN

PIX 515 FO Bundle (Chassis, failover SW, 2 FE ports)

PIX-515-R-BUN

PIX 515 R Bundle (Chassis, restricted SW, 2 FE ports)

PIX-515-R-DMZ-BUN

PIX 515 R DMZ Bundle (Chassis, restricted SW, 3 FE ports)

PIX-515-UR-BUN

PIX 515 UR Bundle (Chassis, unrestricted SW, 2 FE ports)

PIX-515-DC-R-BUN

PIX 515-R DC Bundle (Chassis, R software, two 10/100 ports)

PIX-515-DC-UR-BUN

PIX 515-UR DC Bundle(Chassis, UR software, two 10/100 ports)


Product Substitution

The recommended replacement product for the PIX 515 is the PIX 515E. This platform offers enhanced performance and integrated hardware-based IPSec acceleration (certain models) at a comparable price point. The PIX 515E uses a high-performance 433-MHz Intel Pentium Celeron processor, compared with the 200-MHz Intel Pentium MMX processor of the PIX 515-providing up to 36 percent improvement in firewall throughput. In addition, the PIX 515E sports the same low-profile 1-rack unit (RU) chassis. PIX 515E systems support the same type and quantity of interfaces that are supported on the Cisco PIX 515 Firewall.

EOS Product

Replacement Product

Replacement Product Description

PIX-515

PIX-515E

PIX 515E chassis only

PIX-515-DC

PIX-515E-DC

PIX 515E DC power chassis only

PIX-515-FO-BUN

PIX-515E-FO-BUN

PIX 515E FO Bundle (chassis, failover software, and 2 Fast Ethernet ports)

PIX-515-R-BUN

PIX-515E-R-BUN

PIX 515E R Bundle (chassis, restricted software, and 2 Fast Ethernet ports)

PIX-515-R-DMZ-BUN

PIX-515E-R-DMZ-BUN

PIX 515E DMZ Bundle (chassis, restricted software, and 3 Fast Ethernet ports)

PIX-515-UR-BUN

PIX-515E-UR-BUN

PIX 515E UR Bundle (chassis, unrestricted software, 2 Fast Ethernet ports)

PIX-515-DC-R-BUN

PIX-515E-DC-R-BUN

PIX 515E DC Power R Bundle (chassis, restricted software, and 2 Fast Ethernet ports)

PIX-515-DC-UR-BUN

PIX-515E-DC-UR-BUN

PIX 515E DC Power UR Bundle (chassis, unrestricted software, and 2 Fast Ethernet ports)


For more information about the Cisco 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 for this product for a period of five years after the end-of-sale date.

End-of-Sale Schedule

End of Sale: May 24, 2002 (No longer available for purchase)

End of Software Support: May 24, 2005

End of Hardware Support: May 24, 2007 (hardware repairs or exchanges are no longer available)

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