Cisco VPN Client

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco VPN Client

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Cisco announces the end-of life dates for the Cisco VPN Client. Customers with active service contracts on related hardware or software products 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.

This statement applies to endpoint operating systems. No new operating systems or versions of operating systems will be supported for this software release. Supported platforms are at:
End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco VPN Client




End-of-Llfe 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.

July 29, 2011

End-of-Availability Date

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

July 29, 2014

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.

July 30, 2012

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.

July 29, 2014

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software

Table 1. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product
Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information


Cisco VPN Client (All Versions/All Platforms)

See Product Migration Options section for details


Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. Information about this product can be found at: The Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) version 8.0(3) or later is required to use the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. Customers who wish to use AnyConnect with IPsec (IKEv2) must be running ASA 8.4 or later for the ASA, Cisco IOS 15.2(1) T or later for the ISR G2, or Cisco IOS XE 3.5 or later for ASR 1K.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, visit, or contact your local account representative.
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