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End-of-Life for the Cisco Security Agent Manager

Product Bulletin No. 2226



End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
for the Cisco Security Agent Manager


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco Security Agent Manager. The last day to order the Cisco Security Agent Manager is June 30, 2003. Customers will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 30, 2006. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco Security Agent Manager. Note that this announcement is for the Cisco Security Agent Manager only. The Cisco Security Server and Desktop Agents are still available for purchase and are not affected by this announcement.

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution (VMS) 2.2, or later, which includes the Management Center for Cisco Security Agents. The Management Center for Cisco Security Agents provides the replacement management and monitoring functions for the Cisco Security Agent product line and supports CiscoWorks Management Center for Security Agents 4.0. The Security Agent Manager will not support CiscoWorks Management Center for Security Agents 4.0. Information about the CiscoWorks VMS 2.2 is available at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/cscowork/ps2330/index.html

In addition, the promotional inclusion of the Okena StormFront product with the Cisco Security Agent Manager will be discontinued with the end of sale of the Cisco Security Agent Manager. Customers will have to purchase the new Cisco Security Agent Profiler product to obtain the StormFront functions.

Table 3 provides relevant information for migrating from the Cisco Security Agent Manager to the CiscoWorks VMS 2.2.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Security Agent Manager

Milestone  Definition  Date 
End-of-life announcement date

The date the end-of-sale and end-of-life announcement is distributed to the general public.

May 22, 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.

June 30, 2003

Last shipment date

The last possible date that Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers will ship the affected product.

September 16, 2003

End of software maintenance releases date

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

June 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.

June 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.

June 30, 2005

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.

June 30, 2006

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number  Product Description 
CSA-MANAGER-K9

Cisco Security Agent Manager with StormFront, which was included as a promotion.

Replacement Product Part Numbers for New Orders

The recommended replacement for the Cisco Security Agent Manager is the CiscoWorks VMS 2.2 and the Cisco Security Agent Profiler (Table 3).

Table 3   Replacement Product Part Numbers for New Orders

End-of-Sale Cisco Security Agent Manager Part Numbers  Replacement CiscoWorks VMS and the Cisco Security Agent Profiler 

CSA-MANAGER-K9

CWVMS-2.2-WINR-K9 or CWVMS-2.2-UR-K9

StormFront included as a promotion with CSA-MANAGER-K9

CSA-PROFILER-K9

Upgrading to CiscoWorks VMS 2.2

Cisco Security Agent Manager customers with a valid Software Application Support (SAS) contract are entitled to a no-cost upgrade to CiscoWorks VMS 2.2 and the Cisco Security Agent Profiler. Customers requesting the upgrade will receive the Restricted version of CiscoWorks VMS 2.2. The upgrade can be requested using the Product Upgrade Tool on Cisco.com at:

http://www.cisco.com/upgrade

beginning in July 2003. A valid SAS contract number is required to request the upgrade through the Product Upgrade Tool. Customers must also upgrade their Cisco Security Desktop and Server Agents to the 4.0 version to have their agents managed by CiscoWorks VMS 2.2. Agent upgrades can also be requested through the Product Upgrade Tool using the agent SAS contract number.

Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, 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