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Did Cisco dump the ASA 5580 because of its HP heritage?
Tue, 2/22/11 - 11:55pm    View comments

CiscoCisco ASA 5580Earlier this month, Cisco announced the end-of-sale as well as end-of life dates for the Cisco ASA 5580 adaptive security appliance.

So did Cisco dump the ASA 5580 because of its HP heritage?

And why might I ask?

Well, because Cisco's Q2'FY11 security sales sequentially declined by -$36 million (the 2nd sequential security sales decline in a row for a total decline of -$167 million, which works-out to be a stunning -32% decline from Q4'FY10).

I mean, according to Exist Security:

"The ASA 5580 Series is a rather interesting device. First and foremost, it's HP hardware. We've actually grown fond of HP's rack mounting hardware and the Lights Out management interface. That aside, this device is massive."

Exist Security even provides the following photo showing the "inside" of a Cisco ASA 5580:

The inside of a Cisco ASA 5580

Interestingly, the Cisco ASA 5580 is only 3-years old, as it was launched back in January 2008.

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What's your take, do you think Cisco dumped the ASA 5580 because of its HP heritage?

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