Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco ASA Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Card (AIP SSC) for the Cisco ASA 5505 Adaptive Security Appliance. The last day to order the affected product(s) is January 16, 2013. 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 Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Card (AIP SSC) for the Cisco ASA 5505 Adaptive Security Appliance
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.
July 18, 2012
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
January 16, 2013
Last Ship Date: OS 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.
April 16, 2013
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.
January 16, 2014
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.
January 16, 2014
End of New Service Attachment Date: OS 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.
January 16, 2014
End of Signature Releases date: OS SW
The last date that Cisco will release signature updates to the software going end-of-life.
March 31, 2016
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: OS SW, HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
April 13, 2017
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.
January 31, 2018
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
ASA 5500 AIP Security Services Card-5
ASA 5505 50-user, AIP SSC-5, SW, DES
ASA 5505 50-user, AIP SSC-5, SW, 3DES/AES
ASA 5505 unlimited user with AIP-SSC-5, SW, Sec Plus, DES
ASA 5500 Series AIP Software 6.2 for Security Service Cards
Product Migration Options
There is no replacement available for the Cisco ASA Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Card (AIP SSC) for the Cisco ASA 5505 Adaptive Security Appliance at this time.
Customers are encouraged to evaluate the Cisco ASA 5512 IPS, a 1-rack-unit multiservice firewall that includes enhanced, context-aware IPS capabilities.
Customers may be able to use the Cisco Technology Migration Program (TMP) where applicable to trade-in eligible products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, customers should work with their Cisco Partner or Cisco account team. Cisco Partners can find additional TMP information on Partner Central at
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the Cisco ASA Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Card (AIP SSC) for the Cisco ASA 5505 Adaptive Security Appliance 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:
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.
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