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I need the software to upgrade my PIX to 6.3 and the PDM

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I have a Cisco PIX 501C running 6.2 and the PDM.  I would like to Upgrade to 6.3.  I believe that this is non supported software and we do not have a maintenance contract.  How can I purchase/procure a copy of this software?  The original vendor that sold it is no longer in business.  Does any know a source and cost?
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You could purchase a new license if you are not the original owner.
Part number LL-PIX-501-SW-10 (10 user platform license) = $195 list
If you are the original owner, you can purchase a smartnet CON-SNT-PIX501 $143 list
cdw.com is pretty good
Your best bet would just be to trash it and buy a ASA 5505 in its place.
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Thank you - the 5505 is a consideration.  
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The thing about Cisco is that the IOS license is not transferable, so if you buy it or come by it any other way as used gear, it costs almost as much to relicense it before you can buy smartnet, then buy the smartnet, that you could almost buy a brand new device. The ASA is very price competitive and 10x the capabilities of the PIX501 anyway.
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