The current activation key has the support of DES. we have to upgrade it for 3DES and AES.
Can i get the acivation Key from Cisco for free?
Would that activation Key be a Demo version or not?
Do i need to purchase the Activation Key from Cisco?
By default, all PIX units will ship with DES only and in order to get the 3DES/AES you need to use the 3DES/AES activation page on Cisco's website.
This is done by Cisco to make sure that you are not using high end cryptography in a dodgy country :-) and it's for free, all you need is the serial number of your PIX.
The activation key is a set of characters that you will enter in your PIX by using the "Activation-key" command and once you reboot your PIX you will have the high end encryption.
If you go here:
And follow the instruction, you should be ok.
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