Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Managed Service Provider (MSP) contracts with OpenDNS. The last day for an MSP to renew an existing subscription under the OpenDNS MSP program and contract is July 31, 2022. Commencing on August 1, 2022, most partners that want to continue as an MSP may migrate to the Cisco Secure Managed Service Provider (MSP) Center under Cisco Umbrella DNS-Essentials / DNS-Advantage prior to the MSP’s renewal date. Additionally, partners may sign up for Cisco Managed Service License Agreements (MSLA) through distribution. Annual auto-renewal processes will be disabled on OpenDNS starting August 1, 2022.
You will be notified at least 90 days (about 3 months) prior to your next scheduled subscription renewal on next steps in migrating to the Cisco Secure MSP Center. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s).
Cisco Secure Managed Service Provider Center is a direct route-to-market platform that offers a new buying model to buy Cisco Secure SaaS (Software as a Service) products directly from Cisco through streamlined credit-card transactions. The Umbrella DNS-Essentials and Umbrella DNS-Advantage products are the first of many Cisco Security products available on the Cisco Secure MSP Center. The Cisco Secure MSP Center has a tiered monthly consumption model, so you only pay for the number of seats you use!
Table 1. End-of-life milestones and dates for OpenDNS MSP Contracts.
|End-of-Life Announcement Date||The date the document that announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life of a product is distributed.||May 31st, 2022|
|End of Renewal Date*: Subscription||The last date to renew an existing subscription.||July 31, 2022|
Before signing up on Cisco Secure MSP Center, please engage with your partner manager for more details at MSP@Cisco.com.
*The requested subscription start date needs to be on or before the End-of-Sale Date for new subscriptions, and on or before the End of Renewal Date for subscription renewals.
Note: this is not the End of Life (EOL) of any DNS-related or other Umbrella product, and this does not mean MSPs can no longer sell Umbrella. This is only to announce the EOL of a legacy licensing/purchasing model.