We just purchased a brand new ASA 5505 from EBuyer in the UK. This device only came with the AnyConnect 2.5 software, and actually old firmware too. However, I've discovered that I need a support contract to be able to update the software. We're now stuch with VPN software that doesn't work with Windows 8. This should have been up-to-date out of the box, yet we're being told that we have to pay extra for a support contract just to make it current. This is discusting! Am I missing something, or are other people experiencing the same? Is this a typical Cisco tactic to force people into purchasing support contracts? We paid over £700 for the firewal. I would expect it to have current software bundled with it.
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