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End-of-Life/ End-of-Sale for IDS Host Sensor and Console

Product Bulletin 2108


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


Addendum date

The date the addendum was published.

April 23, 2003

Effective date

The date the change is effective.

April 23, 2003

Original bulletin announcement date

The document date of the original end of sale and end of life of the product to the general public.

February 21, 2003

Original bulletin information

Original bulletin number and link.

Product Bulletin No. 2066 at link: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ partner/products/sw/secursw/ps976/prod_eol_notice09186a008014dda0.htm

Cisco Systems® announces the end of sale of the Cisco® Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Host Sensor and Console product line, based on technology licensed from Entercept Security Technologies. Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console will no longer be sold as a standalone product or as part of the CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution (VMS) bundle.

Cisco will continue to provide tools for intrusion prevention and for protecting critical networked servers against both known and unknown malicious attacks. New Cisco Security Agent technology will replace the current intrusion prevention solution and add capabilities for desktop protection, file integrity monitoring, application protection, and operating system lock-down.

The last day to order the standalone Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console is June 21, 2003. Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console will also be removed from the CiscoWorks VMS bundle by June 21, 2003. Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console Version 2.5 will be the last version shipped by Cisco. Cisco IDS Host Sensor signatures will continue to be available through September 30, 2003, but no future releases or major upgrades will be offered for the Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console. Customers with Cisco Software Application Support (SAS) service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) until June 21, 2004. Table 1 describes the end of life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console product line.

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

Milestone Definition Date
End of life announcement date

The date the end of sale and end of life announcement of Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console was distributed to the general public.

February 21, 2003

End of sale date

The last date to order the standalone Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console or receive it as part of the CiscoWorks VMS bundle. 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 Cisco IDS Host Sensor Console.

August 31, 2003

End of signature updates and software maintenance releases date

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

September 30, 2003

End of new service attachment date

For Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console software not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the software to an existing service-and-support contract. Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console cannot be added to a contract that extends beyond June 21, 2004.

June 21, 2003

End of service contract renewal date

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the Cisco IDS Host Sensor Console. The extension or renewal period cannot extend beyond the last date of support.

June 21, 2003

Last date of support

The last date to receive service and support for Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console products. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

June 21, 2004

Table 2 lists part numbers being removed from the Cisco ordering system.

Table 2   Product Part Numbers Affected by this Announcement

End of Sale Product
Part Number
Product Description

HIDS-2.5-CON-K9

Cisco IDS Host Sensor Console CD Kit

HIDS-AGNT-K9

Cisco IDS Host Sensor Agent, incremental agents, license only

HIDS-WEB-SOL-K9

SUN Solaris Web Server Agent

HIDS-WEB-WIN-K9

Windows Web Server Agent

HIDS-STD-SOL-K9

SUN Solaris Standard Agent

HIDS-STD-WIN-K9

Windows Standard Agent

HIDS-WEB-SOL-K9=

SUN Solaris Web Server Agent, (operating system + Web application), license only

HIDS-WEB-WIN-K9=

Windows Web Server Agent, (operating system + Web application), license only

HIDS-STD-SOL-K9=

SUN Solaris Standard Agent, (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-STD-WIN-K9=

Windows Standard Agent, (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-25-STDWIN-K9

Agent bundle, 25 agents, Windows Standard (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-50-STDWIN-K9

Agent bundle, 50 agents, Windows Standard (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-100-STDWIN-K9

Agent bundle, 100 agents, Windows Standard (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-250-STDWIN-K9

Agent bundle, 250 agents, Windows Standard agent (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-500-STDWIN-K9

Agent bundle, 500 agents, Windows Standard agent (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-25-WEBWIN-K9

Agent bundle, 25 agents, Windows Web agent (operating system + Web application), license only

HIDS-50-WEBWIN-K9

Agent bundle, 50 agents, Windows Web agent (operating system + Web application), license only

HIDS-100-WEBWIN-K9

Agent bundle, 100 agents, Windows Web agent (operating system + Web application), license only

HIDS-250-WEBWIN-K9

Agent bundle, 250 agents, Windows Web agent (operating system + Web application), license only

HIDS-500-WEBWIN-K9

Agent bundle, 500 agents, Windows Web agent (operating system + Web application), license only

HIDS-25-STDSOL-K9

Agent bundle, 25 agents, Solaris Standard (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-50-STDSOL-K9

Agent bundle, 50 agents, Solaris Standard (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-100-STDSOL-K9

Agent bundle, 100 agents, Solaris Standard agent (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-250-STDSOL-K9

Agent bundle, 250 agents, Solaris Standard agent (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-500-STDSOL-K9

Agent bundle, 500 agents, Solaris Standard agent (protects operating system), license only

HIDS-25-WEBSOL-K9

Agent bundle, 25 agents, Solaris Web agent (operating system + Web application), license only

HIDS-50-WEBSOL-K9

Agent bundle, 50 agents, Web Solaris agent (operating system + Web application), license only

HIDS-100-WEBSOL-K9

Agent bundle, 100 agents, Solaris Web agent (operating system + Web application), license only

HIDS-250-WEBSOL-K9

Agent bundle, 250 agents, Solaris Web agent (operating system + Web application), license only

HIDS-500-WEBSOL-K9

Agent bundle, 500 agents, Solaris Web agent (operating system + Web application), license only

Product Migration Information

Cisco intends to announce a product replacement and migration program in the second quarter of 2003. This program will provide a direct migration path for existing Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console customers to migrate to the new Cisco Security Agent and Management Console. This bulletin will be updated with the details of the replacement product line and the migration program before June 21, 2003.

Replacement Product Information

The Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console product is being replaced with the Cisco Security Agent product line, which is based on Okena technology. The current Cisco Security Agent part numbers are provided in Table 3, and are intended for new purchases of these security technologies and their agents. The migration program for existing Cisco IDS Host Sensor and Console standalone and CiscoWorks VMS customers will be available before June 21, 2003.

Table 3   Standalone 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, visit:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html