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CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution

Announcing CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution, version 2.1

Product Bulletin No. 1914

Announcing CiscoWorks VPN/Security
Management Solution, Version 2.1

Cisco Systems announces the availability of the CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution (VMS) 2.1. This suite combines general device management tools for configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting enterprise networks with powerful security solution for managing virtual private networks (VPNs), firewalls, and network and host-based intrusion detection systems (IDS).

CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution features the following:

  • New CiscoWorks Management Centers for:

    • PIX Firewalls and Auto Update Server, version 1.0—Supports large deployments of Cisco PIX Firewalls. Features Smart Rules hierarchy and inheritance and user-defined device and customer groups including nesting.

    • IDS Sensors, version 1.0—Centrally configures multiple network and switch IDS sensors using group security profiles.

    • VPN Routers, version 1.0— Provides centralized multi-device administration for large-scale, site-to-site VPN connections in a hub-and-spoke topology. Allows the configuration and deployment of Internet Key Exchange (IKE) and IP Security (IPSec) tunnel policies.

  • Monitoring Center for Security, version 1.0—Captures and stores centralized reports on events and identify attacks that may occur on Cisco Network IDS, Switch IDS, Host IDS, firewalls and routers.

  • Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console, version 2.5— Provides real-time analysis and intervention to network for server-based security intrusion attempts.

  • Cisco Secure Policy Manager, version 3.1—Allows security policies to be centrally defined, distributed, and audited for Cisco firewalls and IPSec VPN routers.

  • VPN Monitor, version 1.2 —Provides centralized administration of multiple IPSec VPN connections configured for remote-access or site-to-site VPN terminations.

  • Resource Manager Essentials, version 3.4—Provides detailed inventory information, device configurations tools, change audit reports and Syslog analysis for notification of VPN and security operational problems.

  • CiscoView, version 5.4—Provides browser access to real-time device status, and operational and configuration functions.

Availability

CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution 2.1 and associated minor release update kits will start shipping September 26, 2002. Customers can order these new products through their normal sales channels beginning September 13, 2002.

Existing VPN/Security Management Solution 2.0 customers with current Software Application Support (SAS) contracts can request a VMS 2.1 minor update kit using their contract number at http://www.cisco.com/upgrade beginning September 30, 2002.

Ordering Information

The following table contains part numbers commonly used to order VMS, version 2.1. Some VMS 2.1 components include strong encryption technologies, which are restricted for some types of U.S. export.

Important Notice: Customers interested in deploying VMS 2.1's Management Center for Firewalls, Auto Update Server, or Management Center for IDS Signature files, should downlowd these modules from the following link: http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/cw2000/vms-planner.shtml. These tools were not included in all product shipments, but all VMS 2.1 customers are eligible to access and use them. Cisco's VMS product team is planning several future updates to the security elements in VMS 2.1, so customers are encouraged to check periodically for the latest downloadable updates. Also, some VMS 2.1 components contain strong encryption technology subject to export control by the U.S. Government. Prior to downloading VMS update software, customers are required to provide export related information. Once submitted, the authorizationi process typically takes 30 minutes or next business day approval for requests made outside normal Pacific Standard Time zone business hours.


Table 1: Ordering Information for CiscoWorks VMS 2.1
Part Number Description
CWVMS-2.1-UR-K9

VMS 2.1 for Win/Sol; Unrestricted Device Usage; 1 server installation license; includes Management Centers for: PIX Firewalls* and Auto Update Server 1.0*, for IDS Sensors 1.0*; for VPN Routers 1.0*; Monitoring Center for Security 1.0*, Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console 2.5*, CSPM 3.1*, VPN Monitor 1.2, RME 3.4, CiscoView 5.4 (*Indicates Windows-only support)

CWVMS-2.1-WINR-K9

VMS 2.1 for Windows; 20-device Restricted Usage; 1 server installation license; includes Management Centers: for PIX Firewalls and Auto Update Server 1.0: for IDS Sensors 1.0; for VPN Routers 1.0; Monitoring Center for Security 1.0, Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console 2.5, CSPM 3.1, VPN Monitor 1.2, RME 3.4, CiscoView 5.4

CWVMS-2.1-UPGUR-K9

Upgrade from CSPM 2.x or VMS 1.x to VMS 2.1 for Windows and Solaris; Unrestricted Usage; 1 server installation license

CWVMS-2.1-WUPGR-K9

Upgrade from CSPM 2.x to VMS 2.1 for Windows; 20-device Restricted Usage; 1 server installation license

CWVMS-2.1-URC-K9

Conversion from VMS restricted-license to VMS 2.1 for Windows and Solaris— Unrestricted Device License (adds Solaris versions of CV, RME, VPN Monitor, and an unrestricted license to CSPM for Windows and management and monitoring centers)

CWVMS-2.1-UR-MR-K9

Minor update kit for existing VMS 2.0 Unrestricted Device Usage customers; Includes updates for Windows and Solaris to existing components and includes management and monitoring centers

CWVMS-2.1-R-MR-K9

Minor update kit for existing VMS 2.0; 20-device Restricted Usage customers; Includes updates for Windows to existing components and includes management and monitoring centers

CON-SAS-CWVMS-URW

SAS Service for VMS 2.1 for WIN/SOL (Unrestricted Device License); provides TAC support, CCO Software Center access, and minor updates

CON-SAS-CWVMS-R2

SAS Service for VMS 2.1 for Windows (20-device Restricted License); provides TAC support, CCO Software Center access, and minor updates

CON-SAS-CWVMSURC2

SAS Service for VMS 2.1 for customers that convert from a restricted license to an un-restricted license; provides TAC support, CCO Software Center access, and minor updates




Table 2: VMS 2.0 to 2.1 Minor Update Options
Currently Own Type of previous license You want Desired License Update Kit to Order
VMS 2.0

Restricted

VMS 2.1

Restricted

CWVMS-2.1-R-MR-K9 or SAS customers can request update kits from Cisco's Product Upgrade Tool

www.cisco.com/upgrade

VMS 2.0

Unrestricted

VMS 2.1

Unrestricted

CWVMS-2.1-UR-MR-K9 or SAS customers can request update kits from Cisco's Product Upgrade Tool

www.cisco.com/upgrade


Table 3: VMS and CSPM Upgrade Options
Currently Own Type of previous license You want Desired License Upgrade to Order
VMS 1.0

Restricted

VMS 2.1

Restricted

CWVMS-2.1-WUPGR-K9

VMS 1.0

Unrestricted

VMS 2.1

Unrestricted

CWVMS-2.1-UPGUR-K9

CSPM 2.X

Restricted*

VMS 2.1

Restricted*

CWVMS-2.1-WUPGR-K9

CSPM 2.X

Unrestricted

VMS 2.1

Unrestricted

CWVMS-2.1-UPGUR-K9

VMS 2.X

Restricted

VMS 2.1

Unrestricted

CWVMS-2.1-URC-K9

VMS 1.0 or CSPM 2.X

Restricted

VMS 2.1

Unrestricted

CWVMS-2.1-WUPGR-K9

then add CWVMS-2.1-URC-K9



*Also covers upgrades from SEC-POL-MGR-2.3-R.

Existing Products Affected

With the availability of the CiscoWorks VMS, version 2.1, Cisco is announcing the End of Sales (EoS) for the following products. Older versions will continue to have extended support offered for them as indicated below.


Table 4: Product End of Sales Dates
Part Number Description End-of-Sales End-of-Support
CWVMS-2.0-UR-K9

VPN/Security Management Solution 2.0 (Win) (Unrestricted License)

September 30, 2002

September 2005*

CWVMS-2.0-WINR-K9

VMS 2.0 (Win) (10-device Restricted License)

September 30, 2002

September 2005*

CWVMS-2.0-URC-K9

Conversion from VMS 2.0 (10-device Restricted) to Unrestricted

September 30, 2002

September 2005*

CWVMS-2.0-UPGUR-K9

Upgrade from CSPM 2.X (Unrestricted) moving to VMS 2.0 (Unrestricted)

September 30, 2002

September 2005*

CWVMS-2.0-WUPGR-K9

Upgrade from VMS 1.X or CSPM 2.x (Restricted) to VMS 2.0 (10 device)

September 30, 2002

September 2005*



* Note: Support may require customers to move to a higher product version for resolution.

Product Information

For additional product information refer to:

http://www.cisco.com/go/vms/

Additional Information

For additional information or questions, send an e-mail to the product-marketing group at ciscoworks@cisco.com.