What is the difference between unrestricted and restricted.

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Mar 14th, 2003

I am considering to buy a PIX firewall but the vendor told me that what type of software I want unrestricted or restricted. What differs there are between both.

I have this problem too.
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mostiguy@netnum... Fri, 03/14/2003 - 10:46

It depends on the model.

A 515 R = no failover, and you can only use 3 interfaces

515 UR = can use failover (if you buy a pix 515 with the failover license kit), and can use up to 6 interfaces.

525 and 535 have similar limitations.

msvarga Fri, 03/14/2003 - 13:20

My question is more related with the restrictive of using unrestricted and restrictive license in the failover.

Do you know what is the difference?

haleemk Mon, 03/17/2003 - 04:55

Best is to Contact Cisco vendor/partner to know the difference.


mostiguy@netnum... Mon, 03/17/2003 - 07:10

If you want to buy a pair for a failover setup, you need to buy identical units, but with different licenses - one needs to have the unrestricted license, and the failover unit needs to have the failover license.

Cisco has different SKU for each package - for example, there is a part number for pix515UR, another for pix515R, and a third for 515FW


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