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EOS & EOL Announcement for the SSL VPN Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Cisco

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Product Bulletin EOL5053

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the SSL VPN Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Cisco 7600 Series. The last day to order the SSL VPN Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Cisco 7600 Series is May 29, 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 SSL VPN Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Cisco 7600 Series. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

The recommended replacement for the Cisco WebVPN Module and the SSL VPN Module is the Cisco ASA 5500 Series, VPN Edition, which enables organizations to gain the connectivity and cost benefits of Internet transport without compromising the integrity of corporate security policies. By converging IP Security (IPsec) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN (Cisco WebVPN) services with comprehensive threat defense technologies, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series delivers highly customizable network access tailored to meet the requirements of diverse deployment environments.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the SSL VPN Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 and Cisco 7600 Series.

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.

November 28, 2006

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.

May 29, 2007

Last Ship Date:

HW, OS SW

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

August 27, 2007

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:

OS 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.

May 28, 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.

May 28, 2008

End of New Service Attachment Date:

HW, OS SW

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.

May 28, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:

HW, OS SW

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

August 24, 2011

Last Date of Support:

HW, OS 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.

May 27, 2012

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

Replacement'Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

SC-SVC-WVPN-11-K9

WebVPN Module software 1.1 for Catalyst 6500 and 7600

ASA5550-SSL2500-K9

ASA 5550 SSL VPN 2500 user bundle

SC-SVC-WVPN-11-K9=

WebVPN Module software 1.1 for Catalyst 6500 and 7600

ASA5550-SSL2500-K9

ASA 5550 SSL VPN 2500 user bundle

WS-SVC-WEBVPN-K9

SSL VPN Module for Catalyst 6500

ASA5550-SSL2500-K9

ASA 5550 SSL VPN 2500 user bundle

WS-SVC-WEBVPN-K9=

SSL VPN Module for Catalyst 6500

ASA5550-SSL2500-K9

ASA 5550 SSL VPN 2500 user bundle

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco ASA 5550 Adaptive Security Appliance, VPN Edition. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/index.html
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.
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 ASA 5550 Adaptive Security Appliance, VPN Edition, visit , contact your local account representative, or send an e-mail to.
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