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Cisco ® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco IPS Event Viewer (IEV). The last day to download the affected product(s) is December 31, 2008. 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.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco IPS Manager Express (IME), which provides much greater functionality, including integrated configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, and reporting for up to five IPS sensors. Cisco IPS Manager Express is included with the Cisco IPS software and can be downloaded from http://www.cisco.com/go/ime. This EOS announcement does not affect IEV embedded in Cisco Security Manager (CSM). CSM customers with active and paid service and support contracts will continue to receive support of IEV embedded in CSM.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IPS Event Viewer

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 25, 2008

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to download the product from Cisco website. The product is no longer available for download after this date.

December 31, 2008

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.

December 31, 2008

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.

December 31, 2008

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

IEV

Cisco IPS Event Viewer

IME

Cisco IPS Manager Express

Product Migration Options

Customers using stand-alone IEV are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IPS Manager Express (IME). Information about this product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/go/ime. This EOS announcement applies to stand-alone IEV only. CSM customers with active and paid service and support contracts will continue to receive support of IEV embedded in CSM.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco IPS Manager Express, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/ime, 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.