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Product Bulletin, No. 1670
End-of-Sale Announcement for
Cisco PIX® 506 Firewall Platform
With the introduction of the enhanced PIX 506E Firewall, Cisco Systems announces the end of sale of the PIX 506 platform.
Affected Part Numbers
PIX-506 PIX 506 chassis, software, license
The recommended replacement product for the PIX 506 is the PIX 506E. This platform offers enhanced performance, a quieter fan and a new power supply. The PIX 506E uses a high-performance 300-MHz Intel Celeron processor, compared to the 200-MHz Intel Pentium MMX processor of the PIX 506-providing up to 70 percent improvement in VPN throughput. In addition, the PIX 506E uses a similar desktop chassis and includes two auto-sensing (full/half duplex) 10BaseT ports. New versions of all current PIX OS release trains (5.2, 5.3, 6.0 and 6.1) support this new enhanced platform, allowing customers to easily transition to the PIX 506E.
Replacement Product Description
PIX 506E chassis, software, license
For more information about the Cisco PIX Firewall Series, visit:
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
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.