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End of Sale for the Cisco Secure IDS Director

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Product Bulletin No. 1978

Cisco Secure IDS Director Transition Products

Additional Information

Product Bulletin No. 1978


End of Sale for the
Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System Director

Addendum In Reference to original EoL Notice #1978

Addendum Date

The date which the addendum was published

January 19, 2004

Effective Date

The date which the change are effective

January 19, 2004

Original Bulletin announcement date

The document date of the original end of sale and end of life of a product to the general public

December 31, 2002

Original Bulletin information

Original Bulletin Number and link

Bulletin number #1978


Cisco Systems announces the end of sale and end of life for the Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Director. Version 2.2.3 will be the final release of Cisco Secure IDS Director. The last day to order is December 31, 2002. Customers will continue to receive support for this product from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 31, 2005. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones and dates for the Cisco Secure IDS Director.

Customers interested in managing their Cisco IDS Sensor environments are encouraged to migrate to the CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution (VMS). Starting with CiscoWorks VMS 2.1, the CiscoWorks Management Center for IDS Sensors and CiscoWorks Monitoring Center for Security are new modules that provide enhanced IDS management functions and ease of use.

The centers provide Cisco customers with a more scalable security foundation, offering browser access to related information on network intrusions, and providing enhanced reporting capabilities.

More information about CiscoWorks VMS management and monitoring centers is available at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/sw/cscowork/ps2330/index.html

For smaller sensor deployments, customers can also consider using the Cisco IDS Device Manager and Cisco IDS Event Viewer. These embedded tools are shipped with Cisco Secure IDS Sensor software at no additional cost. More information is available at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2113/index.html

Cisco will discontinue new feature development for Cisco Secure IDS Director software concurrent with this announcement. Customers interested in support for new devices or Cisco Secure IDS Sensor versions 4.0 or later can find that support in CiscoWorks VMS and the embedded Cisco IDS Device Manager and Cisco IDS Event Viewer.

Table 1  End of Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Secure IDS Director

End of sale

December 31, 2002

End of software maintenance or signature updates (downloadable)

February 28, 2004

End of service contract renewal

December 31, 2004

Last day of support

December 31, 2005


Table 2 describes the Cisco Secure IDS Director product numbers affected by this announcement.

Table 2  End of Sale Product Part Numbers

Product number

Description

Last date to order

IDS-DIR

Cisco Secure IDS Director software 2.2.3

December 31, 2002

IDS-DIR-U

Upgrades customers to Cisco Secure IDS Director software 2.2.3 from older versions of Cisco Secure IDS Director and NetRanger 2.x products

December 1, 2002

CON-SAS-IDS-DIR

Software application support contract for Cisco Secure IDS Director 2.x; provides TAC support, Cisco.com Software Center access, and minor updates

December 31, 2004


Cisco Secure IDS Director Transition Products

Existing Cisco Secure IDS Director customers who need continued centralized support for managing their Cisco IDS products should consider purchasing one of the CiscoWorks VMS 2.11 upgrade part numbers described in Table 3.

Table 3  Product Comparisons

Current product

Transition part number

Description
Cisco Secure IDS Director 2.x.x

CWVMS-2.1-UPGUR-K9

SAS Part Number:

CON-SAS-CWVMS-UR2

Upgrade from Cisco Secure IDS Director with more than 20 IDS sensors to CiscoWorks VMS 2.1 for Windows and Solaris; unrestricted device usage; one server installation license

Cisco Secure IDS Director 2.x.x

CWVMS-2.1-WUPGR-K9

SAS Part Number:

CON-SAS-CWVMS-R2

Upgrade from Cisco Secure IDS Director with less than 20 IDS sensors to CiscoWorks VMS 2.1 for Windows; 20-device restricted usage; one server installation license


Additional Information

For more information about CiscoWorks VMS, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/vms/.

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

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager or Cisco channel partner.

1 Note: Part numbers and upgrade paths were valid at time of this posting. The CiscoWorks Management and Monitoring centers are currently supported on Windows 2000 only. Please consult the Cisco product catalog for product and version changes that might have occurred since.