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Secure Desktop (Vault), Cache Cleaner, Keystroke Logger Detection, and Host Emulation Detection Features Are Deprecated
Published Date: November 20, 2012
Cisco announces that the following features are deprecated:
•Secure Desktop (Vault)
•Keystroke Logger Detection (KSL)
•Host Emulation Detection
Note The Host Scan feature, also known as "posture assessment," is not deprecated.
See Affected Products and Packages for a list of the software packages that deliver these features.
See Deprecation Milestones for a summary of the milestones, dates, and availability of support for the features above.
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Affected Products and Packages
Effect of Deprecation
Cisco will stop developing the Secure Desktop (Vault), Cache Cleaner, Keystroke Logger Detection (KSL), and Host Emulation Detection features as of the date of this notice.
Deprecated features, the screens used to configure these features in the Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM), and the commands used to configure these features in the Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) command line interface will not be removed from the packages in which they are delivered until the end of engineering support to address severity 1 and severity 2 defects.
After the features have been deprecated, they will continue to provide the functionality for which they were built but will eventually be incompatible with future releases of the ASA, ASDM, AnyConnect, or the operating system on which the endpoint runs.
Effect on the Host Scan Feature
The Host Scan feature, also known as "posture assessment," is not affected by this deprecation notice. Cisco will continue to develop and support Host Scan and provide software updates in all packages in which it is delivered.
Effective Date of Deprecation
The deprecation is effective on the date of this announcement.
Support for Deprecated Features
Cisco engineering will provide software fixes for severity 1 and severity 2 defects found in the deprecated features for nine months from the day the feature deprecation is announced. Defects with severity ratings 3, 4, 5, and 6 will stop being addressed beginning the day the feature deprecation is announced.
Following that period, Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) will continue to provide configuration and troubleshooting assistance for an additional 12 months.
For More Information
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