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Which software license will I need to be able to get VPN connections from the 506E's to a Cisco 515 PIX? We are using DES 56 bit encryption (not 3DES).

Posted on 2005-02-28
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Last Modified: 2013-11-16
We are in the process of adding T1 lines to some older DSL locations. The ISP is going to give us the internet from their CSU/DSU in the form of Ethernet. They tell me we could use a Cisco 506E PIX firewall, because it has 2 Ethernet interfaces. Assuming this is correct, which software license will I need to be able to get VPN connections from the 506E's to a Cisco 515 PIX? We are using DES 56 bit encryption (not 3DES).
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ID: 13423077
DES will work, but i recommend upgrading to 3DES. Cisco offers a free upgrade to 3DES, check this link


and then click on the link "Register for Purchased Feature Upgrade including 168-bit 3DES License Key"

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ID: 13423159
What part number would I need for DES, also if I went with the 3DES what would that part number be?

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pazmanpro earned 1000 total points
ID: 13425871
You don't need a part number. The pix already comes with DES support. If you need 3DES/AES support, just go to the link that i gave above and enter your serial number. An activation key will then be sent to you via e-mail. You then enter that activation-key in config mode by using the command

activation-key <activation-key-four-tuple>

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