Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cisco PIX EOL announcement

Cisco has announced that the PIX line will be reaching their end of sale date this year, and that their support will continue through 2013. They're encouraging new buyers to purchase ASAs. If you're a PIX user, now is the time to get your hardware spares if you don't have them. From the Cisco site:

"On January 28, 2008, Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for Cisco PIX Security Appliances, software, accessories, and licenses. The last day for purchasing Cisco PIX Security Appliance platforms/bundles will be July 28, 2008 and the last day to purchase accessories and licenses will be January 27, 2009. It is important to note that Cisco will continue to support Cisco PIX Security Appliance customers through July 27, 2013."

2 comments:

Colin said...

I would urge you to look at a true “UTM” solution, rather than a solution like the ASA that has just “bolted” on additional applications. The Astaro solution is in version 7, and is far more stable/tried and true than the ASA solution. Astaro is also making it easy for PIX users that want to migrate, offering buy back support for the PIX - 20% off!; Here is the link it is really easy to work with them as well ;)

http://www.astaro.com/contact/(type)/upgrade_your_pix

Colin said...

I would urge you to look at a true “UTM” solution, rather than a solution like the ASA that has just “bolted” on additional applications. The Astaro solution is in version 7, and is far more stable/tried and true than the ASA solution. Astaro is also making it easy for PIX users that want to migrate, offering buy back support for the PIX - 20% off!; Here is the link it is really easy to work with them as well ;)

http://www.astaro.com/contact/(type)/upgrade_your_pix