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Refurbished Cisco Firewalls - Pros and Cons

Posted on 2011-04-19
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I am considering buying refurbished Cisco firewalls from the ASA range.

I don't have any experience with refurbished Cisco kit. Is this something that I should be steering well clear of or is it a viable option ?
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RPPreacher earned 332 total points
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Perfectly fine.  Horizondatacom.com had a great kit for around $200

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DanJ earned 332 total points
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asa have a license key tied to the serial number. check with them the available options.

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fritz5150 earned 336 total points
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It is a viable option. I have purchased refurbished units from networkhardware.com and wirespeedsystems.com. One good advantage is that they offer a 1 year NBD replacement warranty on all their units. A second advantage is they have a Service Contract alternative that you can sign up for that is much cheaper than the Cisco alternative.

Also always realize that there is a large userbase for any Cisco device through sites like experts-exchange.
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