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UPDATED End-of-Availability (EOA) Notice

  • SteelCentral NPM xx70 & related Appliances and Licenses
  • Associated Subscription Options

For Internal and Partner Release

Original EOA Announcement Feb 14, 2020

Updated EOA Announcement Apr 20, 2023



1. Announcement Summary

Riverbed Technology previously announced the end of availability of all SteelCentral xx70 appliances and licenses and associated subscription options on February 14, 2020. These components and features are no longer available for sale as of April 16, 2020.

This EOA Notice has been updated to add additional SteelCentral xx70 Product SKUs that have already reached end of availability and are now added to this EOA notice for clarification purposes. This EOA notice has also been updated to include the appropriate MNT SKUs (Maintenance SKUs) for the updated EOA Product SKUs and identifies their EOS date. 

For clarity, these added/updated SKUs have been added to the top of Table 1.

Customers may continue to order Riverbed support services on these modules subject to Riverbed's end of availability and end of support policy located at: www.riverbed.com/supportpolicy 

In addition, subscription versions of the below modules are no longer available for sale as of April 16, 2020. Customers and partners that have an active paid subscription period may continue to use their systems from Riverbed until the end of their current subscription period and may renew their subscriptions through to the corresponding appliance End of Support Date.

Table 1 -

For clarity, the updated Product and MNT SKUs have been added to the top of Table 1. Table 1 also retains the SKUs included in the original EOA Announcement sent on February 14, 2020


SKU/Part Number
Date EOA Announced
End of Availability
(Last Order Date)
HW Appliances Only:
Date of End of Support
for SW Feature Releases
End of Support:
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Note 1: For subscription-based models (e.g. all product SKUs designated with a “-SUB” in Table 1A and 1B above), Riverbed in its sole discretion may continue to make available subscriptions after the announced end-of-availability date. If Riverbed sells such a renewal subscription after the announced end-of-availability date, that sale will not change the previously announced end-of-availability date or end-of-support dates for such product. 

Note 2: Applicable NetShark SKUs above (those beginning with ‘LIC-SCAN-’ and not listed as evals) require upgrade to AppResponse 11 or later version of software (1) to obtain bug fixes after 4/15/2021 and (2) to obtain new features. Upgrade available for no additional fee as part of a paid maintenance and support plan. See Support site for details


2. Migration Plan

Riverbed is offering an updated set of appliances that spans the performance specifications of the appliances. Please consult the specifications to determine your current and future requirements to determine which platform may be most appropriate for your intended use. 

Current Product Migration Path
AppResponse xx70 AppResponse xx80
NetProfiler xx70 NetProfiler xx80
Flow Gateway xx70 Flow Gateway xx80
NetExpress x70 NetProfiler xx80, Flow Gateway xx80, AppResponse xx80
Virtual NetShark Virtual AppResponse
Virtual NetExpress Virtual NetProfiler, Virtual Flow Gateway, Virtual AppResponse
Packet Analyzer Packet Analyzer Plus
Packet Analyzer Personal Edition Packet Analyzer Plus

For additional inquiries on the migration path and for available trade ups please contact your account team.


3. End-of-Availability Policy

For information on Riverbed's end of sale and end of support policy, please see www.riverbed.com/supportpolicy.


4. Additional Information

For additional information regarding this change, please contact SteelCentral Product Management at RVBD-RPM-PROD-MGMT@riverbed.com

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