Blue Coat Systems, Inc. announces a Notice of Status Change for PacketShaper 1700 (PS1700) and PacketShaper 3500 (PS3500). The changes for the PS1700 and PS3500 are as follows:
The End of Life date for both product platforms is January 31st, 2018
Customers will have until Jan 31st, 2017 to purchase 1 Year Support Contracts.
The recommended replacement product the PacketShaper S200. Specific models are detailed later in this document.
Customers will have the opportunity to purchase the PS1700 and PS3500 while supplies last. The estimated end of sale is 3 to 6 months from this announcement, but the timing could be shorter or longer than anticipated, based on customer purchases.
Blue Coat is implementing a three year time frame, from EOL announcement to EOL Date, on the PS1700 and PS3500 because they have been in the market since September 2006, and are reaching their wear out period. Customers who have very recently purchased PS1700 or PS3500 appliances, and are concerned about the shorter EOS to EOL time frame, should contact their Blue Coat sales representative or authorized Blue Coat channel partner.
Please see attached the Notice of Status Change for PacketShaper, PS1700 and PS3500.