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Security Network IPS (GX5) Series Appliance Support Lifecycle

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Question

This document provides information on the lifecycle of the Security Network Intrusion Prevention System, formerly Proventia Network Intrusion Prevention System, GX5 Series Appliances.

Answer

IBM Security Appliances and the related Firmware adhere to the "IBM Internet Security Systems Product Lifecycle Policy" version 2.3, dated June 23, 2006 and updated October 27, 2007, available here.
Additional lifecycle details for other IBM Security Solutions appliances are available here.

Appliance Lifecycle Dates
Appliance Name General Availability End of Marketing End of Support
GX5008C 16 Jun 2006 02 Mar 2010 02 Mar 2015
GX5008CF 20 Jun 2006 02 Mar 2010 02 Mar 2015
GX5008SFP 02 Oct 2007 02 Mar 2010 02 Mar 2015
GX5108C 16 Jun 2006 02 Mar 2010 02 Mar 2015
GX5108CF 20 Jun 2006 02 Mar 2010 02 Mar 2015
GX5108SFP 02 Oct 2007 02 Mar 2010 02 Mar 2015
GX5208C 14 Jun 2008 02 Mar 2010 02 Mar 2015
GX5208SFP 15 Jun 2008 02 Mar 2010 02 Mar 2015

Appliance Firmware Dates
Firmware Supported Appliances General Availability End of Content End of Support
1.3 GX5008C, GX5008CF, GX5108C, GX5108CF 28 Mar 2006 03 Jan 2008 10 Jun 2011
1.4 GX5008C, GX5008CF, GX5108C, GX5108CF 20 Dec 2006 03 Jul 2009 10 Jun 2011
1.5 All 03 Jul 2007 30 Sep 2009 10 Jun 2011
1.6 All 30 Sep 2008 02 Dec 2009 10 Jun 2011
1.7 All 02 Dec 2008 10 Jun 2011 10 Jun 2011
1.8 All 10 Jun 2010 10 Jun 2012 02 Mar 2015
4.1 All 10 Jun 2010 15 Aug 2012 02 Mar 2015
4.3 All 18 Nov 2010 15 Apr 2013 02 Mar 2015
4.4 All 22 Mar 2012 31 Aug 2013 02 Mar 2015
4.5 All 31 Aug 2012 15 Apr 2014 02 Mar 2015
4.6 All 01 Mar 2013 02 Mar 2015 02 Mar 2015
4.6.1 All 18 Sep 2013 02 Mar 2015 02 Mar 2015
4.6.2 All 30 Jun 2014 02 Mar 2015 02 Mar 2015

Note that when an Appliance goes End of Support, then all firmware is no longer supported on that Appliance.






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