Can someone please provide official End of Life Support dates references for the WRVS4400N models. I have owned this device for quite sometime and feel it needs to retire.
You could have provided better support by releasing a DD-WRT version of firmware along with more frequent IPS releases. I personally will never purchase any of your SOHO UTM style devices ever again. While I have not experienced any nightmares with the device, I am not exactly impressed with your abandoning support for the device without official notices.
I know of multiple security issues with the device that "SHOULD HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED", but Cisco never took action. SOHO devices like this could have better support models if you followed some of the open source community models. I won go into the security issues here out of respect for others.
Things Cisco could of done:
1. Release IPS signatures more frequently - I can count on one hand the number of releases you provided.
2. Release a DD-WRT version of the firmware - the communities could of taken the ball and ran with it and made customers much happier at low cost for Cisco. WIN WIN for everybody and increases customer satisfaction.
Results of not supporting the SOHO devices:
Cannot speak for anyone else here but I work on really large IT contracts (millions $+). Your sporadic support makes me feel less confident about Cisco overall. In the long run I definately won recommend your SOHO products to ANY future customers, and I will be more wary of your more expensive security hardware.