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PGP End of Life April 21, 2011

Created: 09 Mar 2011 | 1 comment

Is Symantec's End Of Life Statement for many versions of PGP impacting you?   The timeframes for reacting seem unconscionably short, as does the fact that the End of Standard Support and Start of Partial Support and End of Support Life (which means end of partial support) are frequently the same date.  To compound the issue, although the notice is dated January 3, we didn't receive the notice from Symantec until February 16, 2011.

As further evidence of the absurdity of the dates in this document, PGP's release announcement states "PGP Encryption Platform release 9.10/2.10 will be available to PGP® customers in early April 2009" but the End of Life Statement says that release hit End of Life in October 2009!
Did they really release a version, and End-of-Life it 6 months later? 

Symantec: this seems like a good opportunity to retract this statement and provide some more realistic timeframes.

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mister paul's picture
Compare the dates above to those in PGP's June 7, 2010 End of Life for PGP 8.x announcement...
Table 1: EOL milestones and dates for PGP Desktop 8.x product family




 End-of-Life Announcement Date  The date the document formally announcing the end of sale, end of support, and the end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.  June 4, 2010
 End-of Sale Date  The last date to order the product from PGP and authorized PGP partners and distributors. The product is no longer for sale after this date.  August 31, 2010
 End-of-Maintenance Date  The last date to extend or renew maintenance for the product.  August 31, 2010
 End-of-Support Date  The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.  August 31, 2011