End of Service/End of Life for Signature Services for Intrusion Detection and Prevention

The signature service for the IPS device you have inquired about is obsolete and has reached end of service. Signature downloads will no longer be available for this platform.

Products reach the end of their product life cycle for a number of reasons. These reasons may be due to market demands, technology innovation and development driving changes in the product, or the products simply maturing over time and being replaced by technology that offers better functionality. While this is an established part of the overall product life cycle, Cisco Systems recognizes that end-of-life milestones often prompt companies to review the way in which such end-of-sale and end-of-life milestones impact the Cisco products in their networks. With that in mind, Cisco's End-of-Life Policy helps customers manage their end-of-life transition and understand the role that Cisco can play in helping them migrate to alternative Cisco platforms and technologies.

The end-of-sale and support timeline for IPS signatures aligns with the end-of-sale and support policies for the products. Details can be found in End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Intrusion Prevention System.

Cisco will support and provide signature updates for a platform until the date explicitly documented in the productís end-of-sale notice. When the End of Signature Support date is not explicitly documented, signature support and updates will be provided for 3 years after the end-of-sale date, as described in the End-of-Sale Policy for Signature File Release on Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) Sensors.

In order to maintain the maximum IPS protection, Cisco recommends its current IPS technology. Details can be found here: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/security/ngips/index.html

Products that have passed the End of Signature Support:

Product Details End of Signature Support Date
Cisco IDS 4210 Sensor Obsolete Status Notice   December 6, 2008
Cisco IDS 4215 Sensor End-of-Life Notice July 29, 2011
Cisco IDS 4220 Sensor Obsolete Status Notice July 31, 2005
Cisco IDS 4230 Sensor Obsolete Status Notice July 31, 2005
Cisco IPS 4240 Sensor End-of-Life Notice April 30, 2016
Cisco IDS 4250 Sensor End-of-Life Notice May 24, 2009
Cisco IDS 4250 XL Sensor  End-of-Life Notice May 24, 2009
Cisco IPS 4250 SX Sensor End-of-Life Notice May 24, 2009
Cisco IDS 4255 Sensor End-of-Life Notice April 30, 2016
Cisco IPS 4260 Sensor End-of-Life Notice April 30, 2016
Cisco IPS 4270-20 Sensor End-of-Life Notice April 30, 2016
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Intrusion Detection System (IDSM-2) Services Module  End-of-Life Notice May 25, 2016
Cisco IDS Access Router Network Module End-of-Life Notice May 2, 2011
Cisco ASA 5510 End-of-Life Notice September 16, 2016 
Cisco ASA 5520 End-of-Life Notice September 16, 2016
Cisco ASA 5540 End-of-Life Notice September 16, 2016
Cisco ASA 5550 End-of-Life Notice September 16, 2016
Cisco ASA 5580 End-of-Life Notice November 15, 2014
Cisco ASA Advanced Inspection and Prevention (AIP) Security Services Card for Cisco ASA 5505   End-of-Life Notice March 31, 2016
Cisco Integrated Services Routers Intrusion Prevention System Module   Nov 30, 2016
Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Network Module End-of-Life Notice May 3, 2016
Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 5.0  End-of-Life Notice September 30, 2006
Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 5.1 End-of-Life Notice October 24, 2009
Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.0 End-of-Life Notice December 31, 2015
Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.1 End-of-Life Notice December 14, 2009
Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.2 End-of-Life Notice July 18, 2016

 

Important: All signature support for appliances and modules will end April 26, 2018, as stated in the End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Intrusion Prevention System.

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