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PIX 3DES Licenses

We are getting some mixed signals from our resellers concerning PIX 3DES upgrades for a 515-UR & 515-FA set-up. Basically we were informed that we only needed to purchase a 3DES upgrade for the main PIX (515UR), while the backup could continue to have DES.

Subsequently we have found that when the fail-over unit comes online, 3DES support disapears.

So now it looks like we need to purchase a upgrade license for the FA PIX. The question then becomes "What is the part number to purchase this?"

From the parts list I have it appears that:

PIX-VPN-3DES= 168-bit 3DES VPN feature license for PIX Firewall

Is what we need to buy.

Does this make sense?

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Re: PIX 3DES Licenses

YES..you need to buy PIX-VPN-3DES= to get 3DES VPN feature license key for PIX Firewall.

Ideally you need to send email to licensing@cisco.com with the serail number of PIX, version of software on pix, and company information and request to have a 3DES license key for PIX. They will be able to assis you for that.

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