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PB#1079: Software End of Support and Release to Manufacturing

    • Updated:
    • 30 Dec 2019
    • Product/Version:
    • TippingPoint IPS N-series All
    • TippingPoint IPS NX-series All
    • TippingPoint SMS All
    • TippingPoint TPS All
    • TippingPoint TX-Series All
    • TippingPoint Virtual SMS
    • TippingPoint Virtual TPS All
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Software End of Support and Release to Manufacturing for TippingPoint Products.
Product Bulletin: 1079

Subject: Software End of Support and Release to Manufacturing

Date of Announcement: August 31, 2018

End of Support: February 28, 2019

Factory Release of SMS 5.1.0: August 31, 2018
Factory Release of SMS 5.0.1: August 31, 2018
Factory Release of TPS 5.1.0: February 28, 2019

Summary: Trend Micro TippingPoint is announcing the end-of-support (EOS) / end-of-life (EOL) dates for the following products:
  • Security Management System (SMS) v4.5, v4.6 and v5.0.0
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) v3.8.4
  • Threat Protection System (TPS) v5.0.0
Release to Manufacturing

SMS software installed during the manufacturing of SMS hardware appliances will be updated with the recommended software versions listed in the table below for the appropriate SMS hardware appliance. This is for both newly purchased SMS hardware appliances as well as RMA replacement systems. Due to a software issue as described in Product Bulletin #1078, this change is being made immediately and effective as of the date of this bulletin.

IPS v3.9.3 and TPS v5.1.0 will be released to manufacturing for both newly purchased hardware appliances as well as RMA replacement systems on February 28, 2019.

SMS Product Migration Options
SMS Appliance Recommended Software
SMS v2 hardware appliances running on the HP Generation 6 hardware platform.

To determine the hardware version of your SMS device, run the following CLI command:

    SMS=> get sys.platform
    System platform (sys.platform) = hp-dl320g6

For additional information see Product Bulletin #1067.
SMS v5.0.1
vSMS deployments running with less than the following requirements:
  • 300 GB virtual disk size
  • 2 virtual CPUs
  • 2.27 GHz CPU speed
  • 12 GB memory
  • 2 virtual network adapters
SMS v5.0.1
All other SMS hardware and virtual appliancesSMS v5.1.0
SMS v5.0.0 Customers
Trend Micro TippingPoint recommends that customers running SMS v5.0.0 upgrade to SMS v5.0.1 or higher at the earliest opportunity in order to avoid critical issues related to filter overrides. See Product Bulletin #1078 for more information.

TPS/IPS Product Migration Options
TPS/IPS Appliance Recommended Software
IPS N or NX series hardware appliancesTOS v3.9.3
TPS T or TX series hardware appliancesTOS v5.1.0

For a complete list of enhancements and upgrade compatibility, refer to the product Release Notes and Deployment Guides. For product documentation, go to the document help center at

If you have concerns or further questions regarding this issue, contact the Trend Micro TippingPoint Technical Assistance Center (TAC).

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Trend Micro™ TippingPoint

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