Subject: End of Support and Manufacturing updates for the Security Management System (SMS) and Threat Management System (TPS) software releases.
Date of Announcement: May 31, 2016
|Affected SMS Versions:||SMS 4.1.0, SMS 4.2.0, SMS 4.2.1|
|End of Engineering:||November 30, 2016|
|End of Support:||May 31, 2017|
|Factory Release of SMS 4.4.0:||August 30, 2016|
|Affected TPS Versions:||TPS 188.8.131.529|
|End of Engineering:||May 31, 2016|
|End of Support:||June 1, 2017|
|Factory Release of TPS 4.1.0:||May 31, 2016|
SMS Details: SMS 4.2.1 is currently installed on SMS hardware appliances shipped from Trend Micro™ TippingPoint. With the end of support of SMS 4.2.1, SMS hardware manufacturing will move to install SMS 4.4.0 on all SMS hardware platforms as of August 30, 2016.
SMS Product Migration Options: The most recent SMS release available at the time this bulletin was published is SMS 4.4.0. It includes support for the latest TPS models, including the 440T, 2200T and vTPS. A software upgrade to SMS 4.4.0 is available for all currently supported SMS hardware and virtual platforms. Direct upgrades to SMS 4.4.0 are supported from SMS 4.1.0 and newer. Please review the release notes for more information. The TippingPoint Technical Assistance Center is available to assist with any questions on migration planning.
TPS Details: TPS 4.0.0 is currently installed on the 440T TPS hardware appliances shipping from Trend Micro™ TippingPoint. With the End of Engineering of TPS 4.0.0, TPS hardware manufacturing will move to install TPS 4.1.0 on the TPS hardware platforms 2200T and 440T as of May 31, 2016.
TPS Product Migration Options: The most recent TPS release, at the time this bulletin was published is TPS 4.0.0. It includes support for the 440T platform in either IPS mode or Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) mode. TPS 4.1.0 will be released to manufacturing and to the Threat Management Center as IPS mode only. TPS 4.1.0 is available for 440T and 2200T. Direct upgrades to TPS 4.1.0 are supported from TPS 4.0.0 regardless of the mode (NGFW or IPS) the 440T was deployed in. Please review the release notes for more information. The TippingPoint Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is available to assist with any questions on migration planning. Please contact TAC for assistance if migrating from NGFW mode to IPS mode.
End-of-Engineering (EOE): The End-of-Engineering (EOE) date denotes the last date by which TippingPoint Engineering team will actively maintain a software release by creating bug fixes, patches or workarounds. After the EOE date, no subsequent maintenance releases or patches will be released for that software release version.
End-of-Support (EOS): The End-of-Support (EOS) date is the date that all support (hardware or software) ceases.
If you have concerns or further questions regarding this issue, contact the Trend Micro TippingPoint Technical Assistance Center (TAC).
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