In September 2020, Cisco announced the end-of-support for the Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client Version 1.x.x software - Umbrella Chromebook Client App or the App in alignment with Google’s end of support for Chrome Apps. This EOL is amended in June 2021.
This notice provides updated information and dates to our Umbrella Chromebook Client App customers.
End of Support and Availability
Google announced the End of Support (EoS) for Chrome apps in their end of support communication. The Umbrella Chromebook Client App was announced to no longer be available for use as of June 2022. This is confirmed to be extended into the calendar year 2024 (January 2024 or later).
Starting June 2021 through June 2022 and beyond, Cisco support for the Umbrella Chromebook Client App will only include available severity 1 and security vulnerability fixes. Support, including maintenance will require an active Umbrella service contract.
The path forward will continue to be an android-based platform Cisco application, and we are committed to working with Google to provide an equivalent replacement prior to the end of service life of the Chromebook application on the chrome store.
Product Migration Options
Cisco is developing an Android app based replacement for Chromebooks as the migration option for customers affected by Google’s EOS. This Android app based client will undergo early field trial testing prior to general release. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in getting access to the EFT software client.
When the Android app based client is ready for General Availability, this notification will be updated with a link to the new client app and with deployment documentation. This new app will be available at no additional cost to customers using the Umbrella Chromebook client v1.x.x.
At this time, the EFT continues indefinitely while functionality to provide a full featured replacement to the Chromebook application is developed in collaboration directly with Google.
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