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Regarding ASA 5510-BUN-K9

I was told by my buyer that CISCO ASA 5510-BUN-K9 is obsolete. Could you please confirm if this information is correct?

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Regarding ASA 5510-BUN-K9

hi,

No it's not. The information is incorrect.

The Cisco ASA5510-BUN-K9 firewall is one of the Cisco ASA5510 series security appliances that is able to secure your network within operational user's means. These Cisco firewalls have been manufactured by Cisco for countless years with proven performance by network administrators all over the entire world.

The Cisco ASA5510-BUN-K9 firewall edition bundle includes 5 Fast Ethernet interfaces, 250 IPsec VPN peers, 2 Premium VPN peers, and a 3DES/AES license.

Make sure you check with your network administrator to validate this is the exact Cisco ASA firewall you require for your network.

Hope this helps!

Thanks,

Karthik

Community Member

Regarding ASA 5510-BUN-K9

Hi Karthik,

Thanks for confirming me the same. We are using ASA 5510-BUN-K9 with ASA Version 7.0(4) firmware installed. I am now assuming that they would have obsoleted the firmware.

If that was the case is the new firmware backward compatible with all its previous firmware?

Regards,

Sudhakar

Cisco Employee

Regarding ASA 5510-BUN-K9

So, a couple of clarifications here:

The ASA 5510, while not technically not 'obsolete' (it is still sold, and still runs current firmware), has been superceded by a newer generation of platforms; specifically the ASA 5512 or ASA 5515.

You can see a breakdown of the platforms here:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/prod_models_comparison.html

While I certainly wouldn't advocate an ASA-5510 customer replace / upgrade to an ASA-5512 or ASA-5515 for no reason, I would recommend a _new_ customer look at either the ASA-5512 or ASA-5515 instead to ensure a longer product lifecycle (these new generation of ASA's were just released back in March).

As for your other question on code releases, 7.0(4) is indeed, quite old.  I would recommend upgrading to the newest code level available (presuming you are under an active SmartNet contract).  Note that the ASA-5510 required a 1GB memory upgrade kit be in place in order to run any code release  8.2.x or newer.  This is relatively inexpensive upgrade (~$150).

Memory upgrade SKU's:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/vpndevc/ps6032/ps6094/ps6120/product_bulletin_c25-586414.html

Upgrade procedure for memory install in ASA-5510:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/hw/video/5500/asa_5510_mem_upgd.html

I hope this helps. -jeff

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