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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Service Selection Gateway (SSG)

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Cisco® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Service Selection Gateway (SSG). The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 15, 2009. 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 affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Service Selection Gateway (SSG)

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 14, 2008

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 15, 2009

Last Ship Date
Feature

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 13, 2009

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date
Feature

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 15, 2010

End of New Service Attachment Date
Feature

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 15, 2010

Last Date of Support
Feature

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 14, 2012

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

This end-of-life announcement covers support for Cisco Service Selection Gateway across all platforms, including the Cisco C1800, C2800, C3800, and C7200 Series Routers and C7301 Router. SSG previously announced its end-of-life on the C10000, C6400, and Multiprocessor WAN Application Module platforms. The end-of-life schedule for the web portal/policy server used by SSG, the Subscriber Edge Services Manager, has been announced as well. For more information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/netmgtsw/ps6504/ps4889/prod_end-of-life_notice0900aecd8067f15e.html. The Cisco Service Selection Gateway will no longer be available in any Cisco IOS Software release after 12.4(24)T, though it will be maintained on Cisco IOS12.4(22)T and Cisco IOS12.4(24)T until the end-of-software-maintenance timelines for these releases are reached.

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

FR-BUS-SSG10

7301/7200 SSG 10K Provisioned subscriber

FR-ISG72

ISG Feature License for 7200

FR-BUS-SSG10=

7301/7200 SSG 10K Provisioned subscriber

FR-ISG72

ISG Feature License for 7200

FR-BUS-SSG1500

Cisco 7200/7301 SSG Roaming License for 1500 users

See Product Migration Options section for details.

ISG

FR-BUS-SSG1500=

Cisco 7200/7301 SSG Roaming License for 1500 users

See Product Migration Options section for details.

ISG

FR-BUS-SSG30

7301/7200 SSG license for 30K subscribers

See Product Migration Options section for details.

ISG

FR-BUS-SSG30=

7301/7200 SSG license for 30K subscribers

See Product Migration Options section for details.

ISG

FR-BUS-SSG50

7200/7301 SSG license for 50K subscribers

See Product Migration Options section for details.

ISG

FR-BUS-SSG50=

7200/7301 SSG license for 50K subscribers

See Product Migration Options section for details.

ISG

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Intelligent Services Gateway (ISG), which represents the latest advancements in subscriber management. Information about this product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/go/isg. Cisco ISG is the next-generation standards-based Cisco implementation of dynamic subscriber policy control and IP session management. Cisco ISG supports a wide range of deployment scenarios, including broadband, DSL, wholesale, public wireless LANs, ServiceMesh and WiMAX. Both PPP sessions and IP-over-Ethernet sessions are fully supported with higher scalability and more flexible configuration than were possible with Cisco SSG. Please note that Cisco ISG is licensed per box only on the Cisco C7200 Series Routers and C7301 Router. Any existing SSG site licenses will continue to be honored even with a migration to Cisco ISG, but no new site licenses will be issued for Cisco ISG. Please use the per-platform license instead. Also note that there is no special Cisco SSG or ISG license required for the Cisco C1800, C2800, or C3800 Series Routers, as the license cost is included in the feature set purchase.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco Service Selection Gateway (SSG)

Intelligent Services Gateway (ISG)

Northbound Policy Control Interface(s)

Proprietary SESM interface

RFC3576 Radius Change of Authorization (CoA) Interface, Open XML-based SGI Interface, Proprietary SESM Interface

Web Portal Functioanlity

Yes

Yes

Tiered Services with Policing

Yes

Yes

Initial and Periodic Redirect Support

HTTP-only

All Layer 4 Protocols

Pre-Paid Billing

Yes

Yes

Subscriber Self-Care

Yes

Yes

Transparent Auto Logon

Yes (IP, MAC)

Yes (IP, MAC, VLAN, DHCP Option 82, DHCP Option 60)

Dynamic Subscriber Policy Application

Only at Session Start

At any point during the session lifecycle

MPLS VPN Support

No

Yes

PPP Support

Yes

Yes

IP Session Support

Yes

Yes

Quality of Service (QoS) Support

Rate Policing only

Rate Policing, Full Modular QoS CLI (MQC) Support

Advanced Debugging

No

Yes

Traffic Classified Subflow Support

No

Yes

Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.

For More Information

For more information about the Intelligent Services Gateway (ISG), visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6588/products_ios_protocol_group_home.html, or contact your local account representative.
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.