End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco VPN Client
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Updated:January 3, 2012
Cisco announces the end-of life dates for the Cisco VPN Client. Customers with active service contracts on related hardware or software products will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco VPN Client
End-of-Llfe 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.
July 29, 2011
The last date to download the product from Cisco.com. The product is no longer for download after this date.
July 29, 2014
End of SW Maintenance Releases Date: App. SW
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.
July 30, 2012
Last Date of Support: App. SW
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.
July 29, 2014
HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software
Table 1. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement
End-of-Sale Product Part Number
Replacement Product Part Number
Replacement Product Description
Cisco VPN Client (All Versions/All Platforms)
See Product Migration Options section for details
Product Migration Options
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. Information about this product can be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/go/anyconnect. The Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) version 8.0(3) or later is required to use the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client. Customers who wish to use AnyConnect with IPsec (IKEv2) must be running ASA 8.4 or later for the ASA, Cisco IOS 15.2(1) T or later for the ISR G2, or Cisco IOS XE 3.5 or later for ASR 1K.
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