Cisco Systems® announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) Version 4.0. The last day to order the Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) Version 4.0 is July 27, 2007. Customers with active service contracts 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 Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) Version 4.0. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.
Customers are encouraged to migrate to Cisco Secure ACS Version 4.1, which provides new compliance support, additional protocol support, and enhanced administration. Information about the replacement product can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/go/acs.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) Version 4.0.
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.
January 26, 2007
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
July 27, 2007
Last Ship Date: App. SW
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
October 25, 2007
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 26, 2008
End of New Service Attachment Date: App. SW
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.
July 26, 2008
End of Service Contract Renewal Date: App. SW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.
October 22, 2009
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 26, 2010
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Cisco Secure ACS 4.0 for Windows
CiscoSecure ACS 4.1 for Windows
Upgrade to CSACS 4.0 for Windows from 1.x 2.x 3.Xand CS Unix
ACS 4.1 Windows upgrade for ACS 3.x
CSACSE SW Upg. from 3.x to 4.0 on 1111/1112
Upgrade any 111x appliance to ACS SE 4.1 software
Product Migration Options
The recommended replacement for Cisco Secure ACS Version 4.0 is Cisco Secure ACS Version 4.1. Cisco Secure ACS 4.0 customers with Software Application Support (SAS) contracts may obtain this revision by requesting an upgrade using the Product Upgrade Tool at http://www.cisco.com/upgrade. Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) supports consistent policy control and compliance for device administration, remote access, wireless and 802.1x access, and Network Admission Control (NAC). Cisco Secure ACS 4.1 provides new compliance support, additional protocol support, and enhanced administration. New features include: Enhanced password management controls, account controls and auditing for regulatory compliance (example: Sarbanes-Oxley compliance); PEAP with EAP-TLS support; Cisco NAC support enhancements; External database support for MAC authentication bypass; Improved logging and reporting including syslog support; Improved diagnostic and error messaging; and Support for the Japanese version of Windows 2003 (Cisco Secure ACS for Windows).
For More Information
For more information about the Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) Version 4.1, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/acs, contact your local account representative.