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EoS/EoL Announcement for the Cisco PIX 506 Firewall, No. 1670

Table Of Contents

Product Bulletin, No. 1670

Introduction

Affected Part Numbers

Product Substitution

Upgrade Path

Support

End-of-Sale Schedule

Product Bulletin, No. 1670


End-of-Sale Announcement for
Cisco PIX® 506 Firewall Platform

Introduction

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

Product Substitution

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.

EOS Product

Replacement Product

Replacement Product Description

PIX-506

PIX-506E

PIX 506E chassis, software, license

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.