McAfee Product & Technology Support Lifecycle

McAfee Next Generation Firewall (Stonesoft) Legacy Appliances & Software

Appliance owners who have valid hardware support contracts are able to use the Hardware Replacement Service as specified in the Support Service Description. The end-of-sale date is the last day the given appliance model is generally available for purchase. McAfee aims to maintain software support for each appliance model in new major software versions for two (2) years after the end-of-sale date. At that time, the current major software version is fixed as the last major software version that supports the given appliance model, and only maintenance versions for that major version will be supported. For reasons of technical compatibility, there may be exceptions to this general rule.

After five (5) years from the appliance end-of-sale date, the appliance reaches end of life (EOL). The tables below list the end-of-sale dates for appliances that are no longer available.

For older models, the last day to renew one-year maintenance is listed. The tables also provide information about the actual last major software version that supports the given appliance model.


Stonesoft Firewall/VPN Appliances

Appliance ModelsEnd of SaleEnd of SupportLast Supported Software Version
SG-250
SG-500-50
SG-500-100
SG-570
  10-Mar-2009 Firewall/VPN 4.2
SGV-200   30-Apr-2011 Firewall/VPN 4.2
SG-200   30-Sept-2011 Firewall/VPN 4.2
SG-1000-Q 27-Jul-2006 27-Jul-2011 Firewall/VPN 4.2
SG-3000-C
SG-3000-F
17-Nov-2006 17-Nov-2011 Firewall/VPN 4.2
SG-4000 29-Sept-2007 29-Sept-2012 Firewall/VPN 5.1
FW-300
FW-300V
30-Aug-2008 30-Aug-2013 Firewall/VPN 5.1
SG-250e
SG-570e
19-Nov-2008 19-Nov-2013 Firewall/VPN 5.1
SG-500e-50
SG-500e-100
27-Jan-2009 27-Jan-2014 Firewall/VPN 5.1
SG-3100-F 05-Jun-2007 05-Jun-2012 Firewall/VPN 5.1
SG-3100 28-May-2008 28-May-2013 Firewall/VPN 5.1
FW-1020 31-Jul-2008 31-Jul-2013 Firewall/VPN 5.1
FW-1050
FW-1200
FW-1200F
12-Sept-2008 12-Sept-2013 Firewall/VPN 5.1
SG-1100 29-Dec-2008 29-Dec-2013 Firewall/VPN 5.3
FW-4000L 30-Sept-2009 30-Sept-2014 Firewall/VPN 5.3
FW-1020e
FW-1050e
31-Dec-2009 31-Dec-2014  Firewall/VPN 5.3
FW-5100 30-Nov-2010 30-Nov-2015 Security Engine 5.5 
FW-5000L 31-Jan-2011 31-Jan-2016 Security Engine 5.5 
FW-1200e
FW-1200eF
FW-5105
31-Oct-2011 31-Oct-2016 Security Engine 5.5
FW-310
FW-5000
31-Dec-2011 31-Dec-2016 Security Engine 5.5
FW-1060 30-Nov-2012 30-Nov-2017  
FW-1030 28-Feb-2013 28-Feb-2018  
FW-5201 30-Sept-2013 30-Sept-2018  
FW-5205 31-Dec-2013 31-Dec-2018  
FW-3201 31-Dec-2013 31-Dec-2018  
FW-3205 31-Dec-2013 31-Dec-2018  
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Stonesoft Security Engine Appliances

Appliance Models End of SaleEnd of SupportLast Supported Software Version
NGN-3205 31-Jan-2013 31-Jan-2018  
NGN-5201 30-Sept-2013 30-Sept-2018  
NGN-3201 30-Sept-2013 30-Sept-2018  
NGN-5205 31-Dec-2013 31-Dec-2018  
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Stonesoft IPS Appliances

Appliance Models End of SaleEnd of SupportLast Supported Software Version
SGI-ANZ 30-Jul-2006 30-Jul-2011 IPS 4.2
SGI-100A 30-Jul-2006 30-Jul-2011 IPS 4.2
SGI-100 30-Jul-2006 30-Jul-2011 IPS 4.2
SGI-1000 30-Jul-2006 30-Jul-2011 IPS 4.2
SGI-2000S 30-Sept-2008 30-Sept-2013 IPS 4.3*
SGI-200 30-Sept-2008 30-Sept-2013 IPS 4.3*
SGI-20A 30-Sept-2008 30-Sept-2013 IPS 4.3*
IPS-2000 31-Dec-2009 31-Dec-2014 IPS 5.2
IPS-400 31-Dec-2009 31-Dec-2014 IPS 5.2
IPS-1030-Z 31-May-2012 31-Dec-2014 IPS 5.2
IPS-6000 30-Nov-2010 30-Nov-2015 Security Engine 5.5
IPS-6100 30-Nov-2010 30-Nov-2015 Security Engine 5.5
IPS-6105** 30-Nov-2011 30-Nov-2016 Security Engine 5.5 
IPS-1060 31-Aug-2012 31-Aug-2017  
IPS-1030 30-Sept-2013 30-Sept-2018  
IPS-3205 31-Jan-2013 31-Jan-2018  
IPS-3201 30-Sept-2013 30-Sept-2018  
IPS-1205 31-Dec-2013 31-Dec-2018  
* Last supported Security Management Center version is 5.4
** Supported with 64-bit software versions only
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Stonesoft SSL VPN Appliances

Appliance Models End of SaleEnd of SupportLast Supported Software Version
SSL-400 31-Dec-2008 31-Dec-2013 SSL VPN 1.5
SSL-2000 31-Dec-2009 31-Dec-2014 SSL VPN 1.5
SSL-6000 30-Nov-2010 30-Nov-2015 SSL VPN 1.5 
SSL-1060 31-Aug-2012 31-Aug-2017  
SSL-1030 28-Feb-2013 28-Feb-2018  
SSL-3201 30-Sept-2013 30-Sept-2018  
End of sale (EOS)/last order date to renew one-year maintenance also applies to the appropriate single-site appliances (SGS/ SGIS).
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Stonesoft Software

The general policy for support in case of a software problem is that the previous major version is supported for six (6) months after the release of a newer major software version. The first two digits of the version number specify the major version and the third digit is a maintenance version number. For example, version 5.3.6 is major version 5.3 and 6 is the maintenance version number.

Major versions that are the last supported versions for some Stonesoft appliance models may still receive support and critical or security fixes even after this six (6) month period.

ProductEnd of SaleEnd of Support
StoneGate Firewall & VPN for SPARC 15-Dec-2003 31-Dec-2004
StoneGate Firewall & VPN for IBM iSeries (POWER4) 10-Oct-2005 10-Feb-2007
StoneBeat ServerCluster 31-Mar-2006 30-Jun-2006
StoneGate Firewall & VPN for IBM i5 15-Oct-2006 31-Dec-2008
StoneBeat FullCluster on Microsoft Windows 2000
StoneBeat WebCluster on Microsoft Windows 2000
StoneBeat SecurityCluster on Microsoft Windows 2000
31-Dec-2006 31-Dec-2007
StoneBeat WebCluster on Linux
StoneBeat FullCluster on Linux
StoneBeat SecurityCluster on Linux
31-Dec-2008 31-Dec-2009
StoneBeat HA
StoneBeat Security Cluster on Solaris
StoneBeat WebCluster on Solaris
StoneBeat Fullcluster on Solaris
30-Sept-2009 31-Dec-2010
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