Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Security Manager Incremental 500- and 1,000-Device Licenses. The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 17, 2011. 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 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, if applicable.
Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Security Manager Incremental 500- and 1,000-Device Licenses
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.
November 16, 2010
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.
May 17, 2011
Last Ship Date
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.
November 16, 2010
Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
Customers who are using Cisco Security Manager 3.x or 4.x only to configure or push security policy to devices can continue to use the existing 500- and 1,000-device licenses. Customers who use advanced Cisco Security Manager 4.x features such as event management and reporting should consider deploying multiple Cisco Security Manager servers, each managing fewer than 300 devices, to avoid potential performance issues if they currently manage more than 300 devices. Cisco offers 100- and 250-device licenses in case customers want to pursue the Cisco Security Manager multiple-server option.
Note: Cisco Security Manager 4.x offers advanced capabilities around event management and reporting that are important for customers actively managing and monitoring their ASA, IPS, VPN, and RA deployments. With the new, expanded capabilities of Cisco Security Manager 4.x,the management of more than 300 devices per Cisco Security Manager server is not recommended due to the performance-intensive nature of these new features.
Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End of Sale date.
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