Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensors

EOS/EOL Announcement for Cisco IDS NRS Sensors

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Product Bulletin No. 2150

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Product Bulletin No. 2150

End-of-Life Notice and End-of-Life

Announcement for Cisco IDS NRS Sensor

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® IDS NRS Sensor. The end of sale for the Cisco IDS NRS Sensor was January 26, 2000. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until January 24, 2005. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco IDS NRS Sensor.

The replacement product for the Cisco IDS NRS Sensor is the Cisco IDS 4235 Sensor. The IDS 4235 delivers increased performance at 200 Mbps, with a reduced form factor. The IDS 4235 also delivers a lower price-performance ratio, lowers total cost of ownership with embedded Web-based management capabilities, and increases the capability of the sensor through the support of Cisco IDS Sensor Software 4.0.

Table 1  End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IDS NRS Appliance Sensor

End-of-sale date

The last date that customers could order the Cisco IDS NRS Sensor through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale.

January 26, 2000

End-of-service contract renewal date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

January 26, 2004

Last date of support

The last date to receive service and support for Cisco IDS NRS Sensor. After this date, all support services for Cisco IDS NRS Sensor are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

January 26, 2005

Table 2  Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Product Description

Cisco Secure IDS Ethernet Sensor


Cisco Secure IDS Token Ring Sensor


Cisco Secure IDS Fast Ethernet Sensor


Cisco Secure IDS SAS FDDI Sensor


Cisco Secure IDS DAS FDDI Sensor

Table 3  Replacement Product Part Numbers

End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Product Description

Cisco IDS 4235 Sensor (200 Mbps)

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