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EOL/EOS for the Cisco ASA Content Security and Control (CSC) Security Services Module Software Version 6.0

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Cisco ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco ASA Content Security and Control (CSC) Security Services Module Software Version 6.0. The last day to order the affected product(s) is February 16, 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 ASA Content Security and Control (CSC) Security Services Module Software Version 6.0

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.

August 18, 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.

February 16, 2009

Last Ship Date: App. 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.

May 17, 2009

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.

February 16, 2010

End of New Service Attachment Date: App. 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.

February 16, 2010

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: App. SW

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

May 15, 2011

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.

February 16, 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

SF-ASA-CSC-6.0-K9

ASA 5500 Series CSC Software 6.0 for Security Service Module

See Product Migration Options section for details.

CSC-SSM Version 6.2

Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco ASA Content Security and Control (CSC) Security Services Module Software Version 6.2. This version can be downloaded at http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/csc.

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco ASA Content Security and Control (CSC) Security Services Module Software Version 6.0

Cisco ASA Content Security and Control (CSC) Security Services Module Software Version 6.2

Email Reputation Service (ERS)

Not Supported

Supported

Trend Micro Control Manager (TMCM)

Not Supported

Supported

URL Filtering Exceptions

Not Supported

Supported

IntelliTrap Pattern Files

Not Supported

Supported

Damage Cleanup Service (DCS)

Not Supported

Supported

Enhanced URL Filtering Categories

Not Supported

Supported

Image-Based Spam Detection

Not Supported

Supported

Improved Mail Scanning Performance

Not Supported

Supported

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 Cisco ASA Content Security and Control (CSC) Security Services Module Software Version 6.0 through the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units may be available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis until the Last Date of Support has been reached. For information about the Cisco Certified Refurbished Equipment program, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/eos.

For More Information

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.