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Product Bulletin No. 1978
End of Sale for the
Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System Director
Addendum In Reference to original EoL Notice #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:
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
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
For more information about CiscoWorks VMS, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/vms/.
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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.