Cisco Guide: Migration of Cisco PIX 500 Series to Cisco ASA 5500 Series

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The Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances deliver a powerful combination of multiple market-proven technologies in a single platform, making it operationally and economically feasible for organizations to deploy comprehensive security services to more locations. Migrate your Cisco PIX Security Appliance to the Cisco ASA 5500 Series today for converged, multifunction security and VPN services within a single platform.

Migration of Cisco PIX 500 Series to Cisco ASA 550 Series

Note: End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco PIX Security Appliance Software Licenses

Primary Business Factors

Flexible Deployment Options

Customized product editions tailored to address specific enterprise needs

Firewall Edition

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Edition

Content Security Edition

SSL/IPSec VPN Edition


Lower Total Operating Expenditures (OpEx)

Unified device management and monitoring results in lower overall installation and servicing costs. A single platform decreases complexity and simplifies deployments and ongoing support.


Lower Capital Expenditures (CapEx)

Convergence and enhanced Technology Migration Plan (TMP) credits reduce the total cost of migration today.


The Leasing Advantage

Take advantage of leasing promotions to further reduce costs and deliver new solutions now.


Primary Technology Factors

Trusted Firewall and Threat-Protected

VPN Technology

Built upon trusted Cisco PIX Security Appliance and Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator technology, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series is the first solution to offer Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and IP Security (IPsec) VPN services protected by market-leading firewall technology.


Advanced Intrusion Prevention Service

Proactive, full-featured intrusion prevention services stop a wide range of threats, including worms, application layer attacks, operating-system-level attacks, rootkits, spyware, and more.


Industry-Leading Content Security Services

The Cisco ASA 5500 Series offers comprehensive antivirus, antispyware, file blocking, antispam, antiphishing, URL blocking and filtering, and content filtering services, providing industry-leading Content Security services with Trend Micro’s expertise in threats and a proven Cisco Systems solution.


Consistent User Experience

The Cisco ASA 5500 Series takes advantage of customers’ existing knowledge of Cisco PIX Security Appliances for easy migration to Cisco ASA 5500 solutions.


Migration Paths

Cisco PIX 500 to Cisco ASA 5500 Series

Cisco PIX 500 to Cisco ASA 5500 Series

Cisco PIX 500 to Cisco ASA 5500 Series


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