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EOS and EOL for the Cisco Secure VPN Client

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Product Bulletin No. 2224

Product Migration Options

Additional Information

Product Bulletin No. 2224


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life
    Announcement for the Cisco Secure VPN Client

Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® Secure VPN Client. The last day to order the Cisco Secure VPN Client is December 30, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until December 30, 2006. Table 1 provides end-of-life milestones and dates for the Cisco Secure VPN Client.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco VPN Client. In addition to offering more features and functions, the Cisco VPN Client Version 3.6 is in the process of being FIPS certified, (Federal Information Processing Standard for Unclassified cryptography, specific to product model and software version). Information about this product can be found at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps2308/index.html

Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco Secure VPN Client to the Cisco VPN Client

Table 1  End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Secure VPN Client

Milestone
Definition
Date
End-of-life announcement date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

June 30, 2003

End-of-sale date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

December 30, 2003

Last shipment date

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

March 30, 2004

End of new service attachment date

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

December 30, 2004

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.

August 30, 2006

Last date of support

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

December 30, 2006


Table 2  Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Product Description
VPN-SW-DES-100
VPN-SW-DES-100=

Cisco Secure VPN Software for up to 100 users. Includes 56-bit DES, Windows 95/98 NT 4.0 Client.

VPN-SW-3DES-100
VPN-SW-3DES-100=

Cisco Secure VPN Software for up to 100 users. Includes 168-bit 3DES, Windows 95/98 NT 4.0 Client.

VPN-SW-DES-1000
VPN-SW-DES-1000=

Cisco Secure VPN Software for up to 1000 users. Includes 56-bit DES, Windows 95/98 NT 4.0 Client.

VPN-SW-3DES-1000
VPN-SW-3DES-1000=

Cisco Secure VPN Software for up to 1000 users. Includes 168-bit 3DES, Windows 95/98 NT 4.0 Client.

VPN-SW-DES-UR
VPN-SW-DES-UR=

Cisco Secure VPN Software for an unrestricted number of users. Includes 56-bit DES, Windows 95/98 NT 4.0 Client.

VPN-SW-3DES-UR
VPN-SW-3DES-UR=

Cisco Secure VPN Software for an unrestricted number of users. Includes 168-bit 3DES, Windows 95/98 NT 4.0 Client.


Product Migration Options

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Secure VPN Client is the Cisco VPN Client (part number CVPN-CLIENT-K9=), which is supported by Cisco IOS® Software Releases 12.2(8)T, 12.3M, and later.

Customers with SMARTnet support contracts and encryption entitlement may download the VPN Client free of charge at:

http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/vpn/client/

Table 3  Product Comparisons

 
Cisco Secure VPN Client
Cisco VPN Client
Deployment

Allows a desktop user to create an IPSec tunnel to a remote site (Cisco IOS or PIX® software). Requires manual client configuration.

Simple to deploy and operate, the Cisco VPN Client enables secure, end-to-end encrypted tunnels, which are controlled centrally.

Operating system support

Windows 9X, NT4 (SP4, 5, 6)

Windows 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, XP

Linux (Intel)

Solaris (UltraSparc 32- and 64-bit)

Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)

Central site compatibility

Cisco IOS Software

PIX software

Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator Software Version 3.0 and later

Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.2(8)T and later

Cisco PIX Firewall Software Version 6.0 and later

Encryption

DES only version

DES/3DES

DES, 3DES, AES (128 and 256)

NAT/PAT compatible

No

Yes. Standards-based NAT-T (UDP) for IOS compatibility.

Product part numbers

VPN-SW-DES-100

VPN-SW-DES-100=

VPN-SW-3DES-100

VPN-SW-3DES-100=

VPN-SW-DES-1000

VPN-SW-DES-1000=

VPN-SW-3DES-1000

VPN-SW-3DES-1000=

VPN-SW-3DES-UR

VPN-SW-3DES-UR=

CVPN-CLIENT-K9=

($50 media charge)

Can be downloaded free of charge from Cisco.com provided you have a SMARTnet® service contract and encryption entitlement.

Unlimited use with Cisco devices.


Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, please contact your Cisco account manager and/or Cisco Channel Partner.

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html