End of Sale of the VA-SPE Appliance

This announcement provides notification that Pulse Secure has begun the End-of-Life (EOL) process for the VA-SPE virtual appliance. In its place, Pulse Secure is launching the new PSA-V series of virtual appliances designed for use in the data center or with cloud services such as Microsoft Azure.
The PSA-V extends the high performance and operational capabilities of the hardware-based Pulse Secure Appliance (PSA) to a virtual platform ideal for Hybrid IT use. These capabilities, not available in previous versions of the VP-SPE, include:

  • Increased scaling by 2.5x to 25,000 concurrent users
  • Added resiliency with clustering support for two node Active/Active and Active/Passive clusters
  • Deployment flexibility with or without a license server
  • Enhanced operations with support for In Case of Emergency licenses

Using the PSA family of appliances, the enterprise no longer has to make security or performance compromises when they shift applications to the cloud.

Key dates related to this announcement include:

End of Life Milestones and Dates

Milestone Definition Date
End of Sale (EOS)/End of Life (EOL) Announcement
The date the document announcing end of sale- end of life of a product is distributed to the general public
End of Sale (EOS)
The last day to order the product through Pulse Secure. The product is no longer for sale after this date
Last Supported Version (LSV)
After this release, no major new software functionality will be provided, however, updates, patches, hotfixes, and security patches will continue to be made available.
Pulse Connect Secure version 8.3
Pulse Policy Secure version 5.4
End of Life (EOL)
Last date to receive contracted service for the product. Limited support will be offered on a per-incident, non-contracted basis only, at the discretion of Pulse Secure.

Migration options: PSA-V Appliance Series

Customers are encouraged to plan migration to the new enterprise-grade PSA-V series virtual appliances. PSA-V appliances are licensed by vCPU cores and are available in 3 models supporting 2, 4 and 8 vCPU cores.

For more information about PSA-V Appliances or to plan your migration, please contact your Pulse Secure representative or partner. Alternatively, please contact us at [email protected].