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Cisco Active Advisor

Cisco Active Advisor is a cloud-based service that provides essential lifecycle information about your network inventory. Available by itself, or as a component of other Cisco network management applications, it helps you reduce your network's overall risk by keeping you up-to-date on the status of your products.

Cisco Active Advisor shows the following information:

  • Warranty and service contract status
  • Product advisories, including Product Security Incident Response Teams (PSIRTs) and field notices
  • End-of-life notifications for hardware and software

Cisco Active Advisor is free, and you can access it anytime.

Features and Capabilities

Reduce Overall Network Risk

  • Stay updated with essential Cisco product information.
  • Set up notifications about lifecycle milestones that may compromise network security or integrity.

Lifecycle Information Available in Minutes

  • Quickly and efficiently see product status.
  • Data available shortly after scanning a network using Cisco Scanner, or through an upload from another Cisco management tool.

Intuitive User Interface

  • Highlights important warnings requiring network administrator attention.
  • Includes expiration dates of warranty, service contracts, end-of-life milestones, and advisories.

Always Available

  • Can be used 24 hours a day.
  • Supported by Cisco staff to help ensure top quality and efficiency.

Comes with Cisco Scanner

  • Gathers details about your Cisco devices.
  • Scans the network based on your input.
  • Lets you create a complete network inventory within minutes, with only a few clicks.

Specifications at a Glance

Description Requirements
Browser All latest versions of Safari, Chrome, Firefox and internet Explorer
Note: CAA is not supported by Firefox 21 in a Mac system
Operating system Windows XP, Windows 7 and Mac
Java Version Java 7.0 and above
Note: Java plugin must be enabled and the latest version must be running to run Cisco Scanner
  • If a 32 or 64 bit operating system running a 32 bit browser is not running the minimum required JRE, CAA will provide a redirection link to download and install the recommended version
  • If a 64 bit operating system running a 64 bit browser is not running the minimum required JRE, CAA will provide instructions to install the recommended version manually
  • Google Chrome is not supported on systems running a 64 bit JRE. There is currently no 64 bit version of Google Chrome

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