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ASA5510 software version

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Setting up a new remote office my vendor recommends updating our current ASA software, which is:

Result of the command: "show version"


Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 7.0(8)
Device Manager Version 5.0(8)

Compiled on Sat 31-May-08 23:48 by builders
System image file is "disk0:/asa708-k8.bin"
Config file at boot was "startup-config"

FW01 up 150 days 6 hours

Hardware:   ASA5510, 1024 MB RAM, CPU Pentium 4 Celeron 1600 MHz
Internal ATA Compact Flash, 256MB
BIOS Flash Firmware Hub @ 0xffe00000, 1024KB

Encryption hardware device : Cisco ASA-55x0 on-board accelerator (revision 0x0)
                             Boot microcode   : [1]CNlite-MC-Boot-Cisco-1.2
                             SSL/IKE microcode:
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Do experts agree I should have them upgrade our current equipment? What benefits can we expect, ie: improved security, stability, features? Goal being to get the remote office on our Cisco UC voice system and internal network access.
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The ASA5510 has reached it's end of life as of March 2013 but support is still available until September 2018.

See:  http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/vpndevc/ps6032/ps6094/ps6120/eol_C51-727283.html

You are also quite out of date on the IOS.  I believe the current version for the 5510 is 9.1(4)

I would seriously consider upgrading according to the EOL recommendations from Cisco in the link above.
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You can do one of two things:

1) convert your old code to 8.4 or later code, wipe the current config, upgrade the OS and apply the converted config

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2) or take the upgrade path to 7.2, 8.0, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 presuming that your box has enough memory
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