hope cisco will release something new which is for SMB customers. also i found 5506-X is not enough powerful to manage FP as well as FTD in my testings. hope cisco will do something for that. :)
The ASA 5506 is not yet discontinued. Only new Firepower Threat Defense and Firepower service module 6.3 is not available for them. New ASA software will continue to be made available as will maintenance releases of the 6.2.x Firepower train.
Once the hardware EoX announcement is made it will follow standard Cisco policy for support timelines.
well, just bought those 5506x wihtout any notice upon the regarding topic from the vendor is a real shame.
So pointing to the 5508x because of the above reasons would have been a really good recommendation from cisco and vendor.
We clearly stated that we're in urge of using FP ...
rolling back to 9.9.2 now on the staging asa
Yeah it's too bad your vendor wasn't able to give you better advice. Maybe it's time to consider using another partner.