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Product Bulletin, No. 1979
End of Sale for Cisco Secure Policy Manager
Cisco Systems announces the end of sale and end of life for the Cisco Secure Policy Manager Lite Software. Cisco Secure Policy Manager Lite Software Version 2.3.3i is the final release. The last day to order the software is December 31, 2002. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 31, 2005. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones and dates.
Product Migration Options
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 the CiscoWorks Monitoring Center for Security are new modules in VMS that offer 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 about network intrusions, and providing enhanced reporting capabilities. More information about the centers is available at:
For smaller sensor deployments, customers can also use the Cisco IDS Device Manager and Cisco IDS Event Viewer. These embedded tools are shipped with Cisco IDS Sensor software at no additional cost. More information is available at:
Cisco will discontinue new feature development for Cisco Secure Policy Manager Lite software concurrent with this announcement. Customers interested in support for new devices or Cisco IDS Sensor Version 4.0 or later can find that support in the CiscoWorks VMS and the embedded Cisco IDS Device Manager and Cisco IDS Event Viewer tools.
Table 1 End-of-Life Milestones and Dates
End of sale
December 31, 2002
End of software maintenance or signature updates (downloadable)
December 31, 2003
End of service contract renewal
December 31, 2004
Last day of support
December 31, 2005
Table 2 describes the Cisco Secure Policy Manager Lite Software product numbers affected by this announcement.
Table 2 End-of-Sale Product Part Numbers
CSPM and CSPM Lite Software Transition Products
Existing CSPM and CSPM Lite Software customers who need continued centralized support for managing their Cisco IDS devices should consider purchasing one of the Cisco 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 the 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.