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EoS/EoL for Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager 5.3

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Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager 5.3. The last day to order the Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager 5.3 is August 10, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager 5.3. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) Appliance or utilize the guest access capabilities of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network. Table 3 provides relevant information for the replacement products.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager 5.3.

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

February 9, 2007

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

August 10, 2007

Last Ship Date: App. SW, HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

November 8, 2007

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: App. SW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

August 9, 2008

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

August 9, 2008

End of New Service Attachment Date: App. SW, HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

August 9, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: App. SW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

November 5, 2009

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

November 5, 2011

Last Date of Support: HW

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

August 8, 2012

Last Date of Support: App. SW

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

August 9, 2010

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

BB-SM-5.3-UPG=

BBSM UPG 5.2/5.2A-5.3,DOC

BB-SM5.3-CDBUNDLE=

BBSM53 CD,DOCS,MS W2K/ISA

BBSM-1190-K9

Cisco BBSM; incl. 1190 HW and 5.3 SW

Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco BBSM is the Cisco NAC Appliance (formerly Cisco Clean Access). Where support for wired deployments is not required the Cisco Unified Wireless Network (wireless LAN controllers and the Wireless Control System) can provide guest access support.
Table 3 provides a summary of the features of each alternative. Cisco NAC Appliance (formerly Cisco Clean Access) is an easily deployed Network Admission Control (NAC) product that uses the network infrastructure to enforce security policy compliance on all devices seeking to access network computing resources. NAC Appliance supports secured guest access through all network access methods including wired, wireless, VPN and WAN. The enhanced security of the NAC Appliance allows customers to deploy guest access in a more secure manner by delivering advanced functionality including:

• Guest segmentation using layer 2 (VLAN) or layer 3 (IP) controls

• Per User Access Controls defined by IP Address or DNS Name

• Posture Assessment, Quarantine and Remediation of devices not compliant with the security policy

• Access controls defined by operating system of incoming devices.

The NAC Appliance also provides the ability for organizations to securely deploy guest access on their existing networks, without needing to build parallel guest infrastructures. It can then be utilized for a full NAC rollout for both internal and external users in a single platform.
Customers that use Cisco BBSM in hospitality settings and require billing and charging features are encouraged to look at products and solutions from Nomadix (MagiNet) and Wayport.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco BBSM

Cisco Unified Wireless Network (WLC, WCS)

Cisco NAC Appliance

Wireless and wired access

Yes

Wireless only

Yes

Authentication-less access (Acceptable Use Policy, Click-thru)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Authentication-based access

Yes-RADIUS, Access codes, Pre-pay

Yes - RADIUS, Access codes

Yes-RADIUS, Access codes, LDAP, Kerberos, 802.1x, local DB

Guest portal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Guest sponsor portal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dynamic VLAN assignment

No

No

Yes

Dynamic guest segmentation

No

No

Yes

User Access Controls (ACL)

Walled garden only (pre-authentication)

No

Yes

User Bandwidth Control

Yes

No

Yes

Posture Assessment

No

No

Yes-Agent and agentless, support for multiple AV/AS vendors

Centralized Management

No

Yes

Yes

Open HTTP API

No

No

Yes

Billing and Charging

Yes-Credit card gateway, Property Management System

No

No

Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/. The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a Cisco.com user ID. Additional Cisco NAC Appliance ordering information can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6128/prod_bulletins_list.html.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through Cisco's Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ordering/or6/or17/order_refurbished_equipment_program_description.html.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco NAC Appliance, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/nac. For more information about guest access using the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/prod_technical_reference09186a0080706f5f.html.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html.
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice.