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Cisco ASA 5505 5520 firewall suspended
04-14-2010, 11:24 AM

For more than 6 weeks, we have had supply problems with Cisco ASA 5505 and ASA 5520 firewalls. We have not received any new pieces for 4 weeks. We have a lot of delays in deliveries. For 1 week, we will suspend new orders.

It is a worldwide shortage of this product at Cisco. Essentially, Cisco has not produced new firewalls for quite some time!? Apparently a supply problem on a Cisco ASA electronic elements is the cause of these delays in production. Not many details, but the problem concerns all of Cisco's global market.

We are looking at firewalls from Cisco competitors, but since we are already overworked in-house, it will not be possible to validate the R&D of a new firewall for 2-3 months. As we have the 2010 network to deploy with new links across Europe + SDSL to put in place, we had to make choices in R&D and we will integrate the current new firewalls only during summer holidays, once major works on the route are completed (unless it that we miraculously integrate 12 adminsys that we seek ... but yes they hire passionate people, smiling and only on long duration ... Hard work yes, but as it is cool and all day).

All the best,