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EoS/EoL Announcement for Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software 4.0

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2916

Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for Cisco® VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.0. The last day to order Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.0 is November 23, 2005. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until November 23, 2008.

Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.0. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.7, which delivers extensive application access, best-in-market endpoint security, data integrity protection, advanced network infrastructure and application access, and network compliance validation controls. Information about Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.7 can be found at http://www.cisco.com/go/vpn3k. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.0 to version 4.7.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software Version 4.0

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.

May 23, 2005

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.

November 23, 2005

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.

November 23, 2005

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.

November 23, 2006

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.

November 23, 2006

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.

August 23, 2008

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.

November 23, 2008

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by this Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Migration Product Part Number

Migration Product Description

CVPN30XX-SW-40-K9

Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.0

(CVPN30XX-SW-40-K9)

Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.7

The recommended replacement for Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.0 is Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.7 (Table 3).

Table 3. Product Comparisons

Feature

Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.0

Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.7 (CVPN30XX-SW-40-K9)

Cisco Secure Desktop (CSD)

No

Yes

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN Client for WebVPN

No

Yes

IP Security (IPSec)-Enabled Network Admission Control (NAC)

No

Yes

Clientless Terminal Server Support for Citrix

No

Yes

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator Software version 4.0, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2284/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 Cisco end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/FieldNoticeTool/field-notice