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Feature Deprecation Notice for Secure Desktop (Vault), Cache Cleaner, Keystroke Logger Detection, and Host Emulation Detection

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Field Notice: Secure Desktop (Vault), Cache Cleaner, Keystroke Logger Detection, and Host Emulation Detection Features Are Deprecated

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Field Notice:
Secure Desktop (Vault), Cache Cleaner, Keystroke Logger Detection, and Host Emulation Detection Features Are Deprecated

Affected Products and Packages

Effect of Deprecation

Effect on the Host Scan Feature

Effective Date of Deprecation

Support for Deprecated Features

Deprecation Milestones

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Field Notice:
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)

Cache Cleaner

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.

NOTICE:

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

Affected Products and Packages

Product or Package Name
Operating system and release version

Cisco Secure Desktop

On all supported operating systems and in all available releases

AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client web deployment package

On all supported operating systems and in all available releases

Cisco Host San package

On all supported operating systems and in all available releases


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.

Deprecation Milestones

Milestone
Definition
Date

Deprecation announcement

The date of this notice that announces the deprecation of the Secure Desktop (Vault), Cache Cleaner, Host Emulation Detection, and Keystroke Logger Detection features.

November 20, 2012

End of engineering support to address severity 1 and severity 2 defects

The last date that Cisco Engineering will release any final software maintenance release or bug fix that resolves a severity 1 or severity 2 defect. Defects with severity ratings of 3, 4, 5, and 6 will stop being addressed as of the date of this deprecation announcement.

After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the deprecated features.

August 20, 2013

Last date of support

The last date to receive service and support for the deprecated features from Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC). After this date, all support services for these features are unavailable.

August 20, 2014


For More Information

If you require further assistance, or if you have any further questions regarding this field notice, please contact the Cisco Systems Technical Assistance Center (TAC) by one of the following methods:

Open a service request on Cisco.com

By email

By telephone

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