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EOS and EOL of for the Cisco IDS Host Sensor Product Line

Product Bulletin No. 2066


End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement
for the Cisco IDS Host Sensor Product Line


Cisco Systems® announces the end of life of the Cisco® IDS Host Sensor product line, based on technology licensed from Entercept Security Technologies (Cisco's OEM partner). This end of life action is the result of a strategic relationship that Cisco has entered into with Okena, Inc., which will supercede the Cisco IDS Host Sensor product line from Entercept.

The last day to order Cisco IDS Host Sensor products is June 21, 2003. The currently shipping 2.5 version of the Cisco IDS Host Sensor product line will be the last orderable and shipped version. No future releases or major upgrades will be offered. Customers with service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 21, 2004. Table 1 below describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco IDS Host Sensor product line. The September 30, 2003 end of signature update and software maintenance release date is driven by Cisco's OEM partner's product direction with their 4.0 release. This will affect both the Cisco and Entercept branded version 2.5 installed base.

Table 1   End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco IDS Host Sensor Product Line

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.

February 21, 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 21, 2003

Last shipment date

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

August 31, 2003

End of signature updates and software maintenance releases date

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

September 30, 2003

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 21, 20031

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 21, 20031

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 21, 2004

1Note that signature updates and software maintenance releases will be available only through September 30, 2003.

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected

End-of-Sale/End-of-Life
Product Part Number
Product Description

HIDS-2.5-CON-K9

IDS Host Sensor 2.5 Console CD Kit

HIDS-2.0.1-CON-K9

IDS Host Sensor 2.01 Console CD Kit

HIDS-AGNT-K9

IDS Host Sensor Agent, Incremental Agents

HIDS-2.0.1-AGNT-K9

IDS Host Sensor Agent, Incremental Agents

HIDS-WEB-SOL-K9

Solaris Web Server Agent

HIDS-WEB-WIN-K9

Windows Web Server Agent

HIDS-STD-SOL-K9

Solaris Standard Agent

HIDS-STD-WIN-K9

Windows Standard Agent

HIDS-WEB-SOL-K9=

Solaris Web Server Agent

HIDS-WEB-WIN-K9=

Windows Web Server Agent

HIDS-STD-SOL-K9=

Solaris Standard Agent

HIDS-STD-WIN-K9=

Windows Standard Agent

HIDS-25-STDWIN-K9

Agent Bundle, 25 Agents, Windows Standard Agent

HIDS-50-STDWIN-K9

Agent Bundles, 50 Agents, Windows Standard Agent

HIDS-100-STDWIN-K9

Agent Bundle, 100 Agents, Windows Standard Agent

HIDS-250-STDWIN-K9

Agent Bundle, 250 Agents, Windows Standard Agent

HIDS-500-STDWIN-K9

Agent Bundle, 500 Agents, Windows Standard Agent

HIDS-25-WEBWIN-K9

Agent Bundle, 25 Agents, Windows Web Agent

HIDS-50-WEBWIN-K9

Agent Bundle, 50 Agents, Windows Web Agent

HIDS-100-WEBWIN-K9

Agent Bundle, 100 Agents, Windows Web Agent

HIDS-250-WEBWIN-K9

Agent Bundle, 250 Agents, Windows Web Agent

HIDS-500-WEBWIN-K9

Agent Bundle, 500 Agents, Windows Web Agent

HIDS-25-STDSOL-K9

Agent Bundle, 25 Agents, Solaris Standard Agent

HIDS-50-STDSOL-K9

Agent Bundle, 50 Agents, Solaris Standard Agent

HIDS-100-STDSOL-K9

Agent Bundle, 100 Agents, Solaris Standard Agent

HIDS-250-STDSOL-K9

Agent Bundle, 250 Agents, Solaris Standard Agent

HIDS-500-STDSOL-K9

Agent Bundle, 500 Agents, Solaris Standard Agent

HIDS-25-WEBSOL-K9

Agent Bundle, 25 Agents, Solaris Web Agent

HIDS-50-WEBSOL-K9

Agent Bundle, 50 Agents, Solaris Web Agent

HIDS-100-WEBSOL-K9

Agent Bundle, 100 Agents, Solaris Web Agent

HIDS-250-WEBSOL-K9

Agent Bundle, 250 Agents, Solaris Web Agent

HIDS-500-WEBSOL-K9

Agent Bundle, 500 Agents, Solaris Web Agent

Migration Information

Cisco intends to offer a no-cost, one-for-one product replacement/migration program in the Q2CY03 timeframe. The intent of this program is to support existing Cisco IDS Host Sensor customers who chose to migrate to the new Okena-based product line. This bulletin will be updated with the details of the replacement product line and the migration program in early Q2CY03.

Replacement Product Information

The Cisco IDS Host Sensor product is being replaced with the Cisco Security Agent product, which is based on the Okena technology. The current Cisco Security Agent part numbers are provided in Table 3 below. Note that the migration program discussed previously will not be available until Q2CY03.

Table 3   Replacement Product Part Numbers

Replacement Part Numbers Product Description

CSA-MANAGER-K9

Cisco Security Agent Manager (CD Kit)

CSA-SRVR-K9=

Cisco Security Server Agent (Windows and Solaris), 1 Agent

CSA-B10-SRVR-K9

Cisco Security Server Agent (Windows and Solaris), 10 Agent Bundle

CSA-B25-SRVR-K9

Cisco Security Server Agent (Windows and Solaris), 25 Agent Bundle

CSA-B50-SRVR-K9

Cisco Security Server Agent (Windows and Solaris), 50 Agent Bundle

CSA-B100-SRVR-K9

Cisco Security Server Agent (Windows and Solaris), 100 Agent Bundle

CSA-B25-DTOP-K9

Cisco Security Desktop Agent, 25 Agent Bundle

CSA-B100-DTOP-K9

Cisco Security Desktop Agent, 100 Agent Bundle

CSA-B250-DTOP-K9

Cisco Security Desktop Agent, 250 Agent Bundle

CSA-B500-DTOP-K9

Cisco Security Desktop Agent, 500 Agent Bundle

CSA-B1000-DTOP-K9

Cisco Security Desktop Agent, 1000 Agent Bundle

Additional Information

For more information about Cisco products, contact your Cisco account manager 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