Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco ProtectLink Endpoint. The last day to order the affected product(s) is April 20, 2013. Customers will continue to receive phone support from the Cisco Small Business Support Center (SBSC) 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 product warranties, support will be available as stated in the product warranty terms and conditions, 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 ProtectLink Endpoint
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.
January 19, 2013
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
April 20, 2013
End of Phone Support Date: App. SW
The last date to receive phone support as part of the product warranty. After this date, all phone support services for the product are available with additional charges or support fees. In some cases, support may not be available.
April 20, 2014
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.
July 19, 2013
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.
April 20, 2013
Last Date of Support: App. SW
The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete**. Warranty duration is based on product ship dates; refer to warranty terms and conditions for details.
April 30, 2016
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
ProtectLink Endpoint 25-seat Incremental 3-year
ProtectLink Endpoint 25-Seat Incremental 1-Year
ProtectLink Endpoint 5-seat Incremental 3-year
ProtectLink Endpoint 5-Seat Incremental 1-Year
Product Migration Options
There is no replacement available for the Cisco ProtectLink Endpoint at this time.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End-of-Sale date.
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