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Astaro to Buy Back Cisco Pix Appliances

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- In response to Cisco’s announcement, which quietly delivered notice to the end-of-life of Cisco’s popular Pix appliance line, Astaro Corporation (, a leader in delivering unified threat management (UTM) security appliances, today announced their “Upgrade Your Pix” trade-in program offering 20% off the list price on all Astaro hardware, software, and maintenance for 3 or 5 year agreements with the return of a Cisco Pix ® firewall appliance.

“Astaro’s ease of use and robust feature set has always made us an effective platform that Cisco Pix users upgraded to,” says Jan Hichert, Astaro CEO. “When companies announce the end-of-life of an appliance line it essentially means that the product and the technology is now obsolete. Now with users forced to choose a migration path, we want to make sure that Pix users know there is an option available that can increase their protection and save them money vs. the ASA path being offered by Cisco.”

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)