Cisco announces the end-of-life dates for the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 4.x software.
Software maintenance support for AnyConnect 4.x will end on March 31, 2024. No patches or maintenance releases will be provided for AnyConnect 4.x releases after that date.
Support for the Umbrella roaming security module for AnyConnect 4.x will also end on this date.
What to expect
From now until March 31, 2024 the Umbrella roaming security module for AnyConnect 4.x will receive periodic updates (maintenance releases) to fix defects but will not receive new features. After March 31, 2024, no updates of any type will be provided for AnyConnect 4.x.
Cisco Umbrella will continue to support automatic cloud-distributed updates for AnyConnect 4.x until the final release. After the final maintenance release, there will be a one-time cloud update available to the current Secure Client 5.0 version. As always, cloud-distributed updates of AnyConnect are opt-in.
Product migration options
Customers are encouraged to migrate to the current version, now known as Cisco Secure Client. All customers with valid AnyConnect / Secure Client term licenses or perpetual licenses with active support contracts are eligible to upgrade to the current release at no charge. There is no additive charge to adopt the current version of Cisco Secure Client for any customer who is entitled to utilize AnyConnect either directly, or indirectly through another purchased Cisco service which includes use of the client for that use case -- This includes most Cisco Umbrella packages. License information can be found at: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/security/anyconnect-secure-mobility-client/secure-client-og.html.
For more information
Umbrella roaming security module release notes for Cisco Secure Client, https://support.umbrella.com/hc/en-us/sections/8119049458836-Cisco-Secure-Client
Information on the Cisco Secure Client, visit https://www.cisco.com/site/us/en/products/security/secure-client/index.html.
Information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/eos-eol-policy.html.
Information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/warranty-listing.html.
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: https://cway.cisco.com/mynotifications.
This announcement is adapted from the original announcement. In case of any discrepancies, the linked version is authoritative.