I'm posting a new one, since the other one got marked as completed.

Please merge the following tags into

PIX and ASA are essentialy the same hardware, only that the ASA is newer and more powerful (and can run the latest software).

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    Is PIX > ASA totally legit though? Because a PIX box has "Cisco PIX" written on the front of it, not "Cisco ASA" Jul 4, 2011 at 21:40
  • I admit, it's a gray zone.. Perhaps others can comment/discuss further on
    – pauska
    Jul 4, 2011 at 23:28
  • Hopefully someone else will come along with an opinion ;) Otherwise if nobody has an opinion within a few days I'll make the merge. Honestly I don't think it's going to be an issue, becuase I don't think people really check their tags after creating their question. Jul 4, 2011 at 23:37
  • I agree with John and Mark below - the PIX and ASA are separate product lines, with separate configuration syntax, capabilities, etc. They should stay separate.
    – EEAA
    Jul 5, 2011 at 2:44

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My understanding is that PIX != ASA, so should retain separate tags. ASA may supersede PIX but that doesn't make them equal. Seems to me it would be a bit like merging windows-server-2003 with windows-server-2008.

  • Yeah, true. Lets leave them separated.
    – pauska
    Jul 5, 2011 at 11:21

These have been done except for -> because I think that one needs some public discussion before committing.

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