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Product Bulletin, No. 1669
End-of-Sale Announcement for
Cisco PIX® 515 Firewall Platform
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.
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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.
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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
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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.