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EOS & EOL ACS 2.6 for Windows 2000/NT Servers

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2824

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco® ACS 2.6 for Windows/NT Servers. The last day to order the Cisco ACS 2.6 for Windows/NT Servers is December 15, 2001. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 15, 2004.

Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco ACS 2.6 for Windows/NT Servers. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco Secure ACS 3.0 for Windows. Information about the replacement product can be found at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2086/ps407/index.html. Cisco Secure ACS 3.0 supports 802.1x and improves access control for switched LAN and wireless LAN users.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ACS 2.6 for Windows/NT Servers

Milestone

Definition

Date

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 15, 2001

Last Shipment Date

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 15, 2002

End of Software Maintenance Releases Date

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 15, 2002

End of New Service Attachment Date

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 15, 2002

End of Service Contract Renewal Date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.
June 15, 2004

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 15, 2004

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

CSNT-2.6

Cisco Access Control Server for Windows 2000 and NT Version 2.6

CSNT-2.6-UPG

Product and license upgrade to Cisco ACS for Windows 2000 and NT Version 2.6 from existing Cisco ACS 2.0 and later

PRODUCT MIGRATION OPTIONS

The recommended replacement for the Cisco ACS 2.6 for Windows/NT Servers is the Cisco Secure ACS 3.0 for Windows. Cisco Secure ACS 3.0 supports MS CHAP version 2, allows command authorization sets that provide a centralized mechanism to manage TACACS+ administrative control, and supports EAP-MD5 and EAP-TLS authentication. Please refer to the Cisco Secure ACS for Windows products page at the following link for additional information about current migration and upgrade options: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2086/index.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION

• For more information about the Cisco Secure Access Control Server for Windows visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2086/index.html 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