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Cisco VPN 5000 Series Concentrators

Field Notice: *Expired* FN - 18184 - Cisco VPN 5001 Concentrator End of Life Upgrade Program


Revised November 27, 2007

February 22, 2002

NOTICE:

THIS FIELD NOTICE HAS BEEN EXPIRED AND IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED OR UPDATED BY CISCO.

THIS FIELD NOTICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE, WARRANTY OR SUPPORT. USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS FIELD NOTICE OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THIS FIELD NOTICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE THIS FIELD NOTICE AT ANY TIME.


Products Affected

  • CVPN5001-AC

  • CVPN5001-2E/FE

  • CVPN5001-2E/FE=

  • CVPN5001-AC-BUN

  • CVPN5001-AC-RF

  • CVPN5001-US-BUN

Problem Description

The Network Edge and Aggregation Routing Group has decided to issue an end of life for the Cisco VPN 5001 Concentrator product line. To expedite the transition to other Cisco products, the Network Edge and Aggregation Routing Group offered an upgrade to the Cisco VPN 3030 Concentrator product. This upgrade offer ended on August 26, 2002.

Background

Development on the Cisco VPN 5000 Concentrator is being discontinued for several reasons.

  • To eliminate internal product overlap with other Cisco product families that are better suited to meet customer business objectives

  • To speed new features to market

  • To reallocate strategic engineering resources. Further, migrating Cisco customers from the Cisco VPN 5000 Concentrator will realign VPN client development on the Cisco Unified Client Framework, emphasizing Cisco's competitive advantage of one IPSec VPN client for all Cisco IPSec VPN products.

Problem Symptoms

There are no problem symptoms. This is an end of life upgrade program announcement.

Workaround/Solution

More information regarding the Cisco VPN 5001 end of life can be found at Cisco VPN 5000 Series Concentrators End-of-Sales Announcement or by sending email to vpn5000-end-of-life-support@cisco.com.

For More Information

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