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End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.1

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Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco® IPS Sensor Software Version 6.1. The last day to order the affected product(s) is December 14, 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 IPS Sensor Software Version 6.1

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.

June 15, 2009

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.

December 14, 2009

End of Signature Updates

The last date that Cisco will release signature updates for this version.

December 14, 2009

Last Ship Date:
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.

March 14, 2010

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.

December 14, 2010

End of New Service Attachment Date:
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.

December 14, 2010

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
OS SW

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

March 11, 2014

Last Date of Support:

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 13, 2014

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

Additional Information

IPS-SW-6.1

IPS Software Version 6.1

IPS-SW-6.2

Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.2

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Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.2 or higher. Information about this product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2113/index.html.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.2, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2113/index.html, or contact your local account representative.
For more information on End-of-Sale Policy for Signature File Release on Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) Sensors, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/vpndevc/ps5729/ps5713/ps4077/prod_bulletin0900aecd80358daa.html.
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.