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HostBridge Product Support Life Cycle provides a clear and predictable method to help you plan your implementation, upgrade and support requirements.  Availability of technical support and defect resolution varies depending on the stage of the product in its support life cycle.  HostBridge uses the following phases to categorize its solutions:

PhaseDefinitionAvailable Support *
ActiveCurrent shipping version of the productTechnical support and defect resolution
SupportedProduct that continues to be supported, but is not the most current versionTechnical support and defect resolution
UnsupportedProduct that is no longer sold or supportedNone, unless by special arrangement

* Support available to customers with an active HostBridge Support plan only

The following table shows the support life cycle for HostBridge solutions:

ProductVersionGeneral Availability *End of Support **
HostBridge6.91May 28, 2020The next release date plus 36 months
HostBridge6.81February 5, 2019May 28, 2023
HostBridge6.78September 26, 2016February 5, 2022

HostBridge does not provide support for the product operating on versions of IBM CICS Transaction Server for which IBM has discontinued support.

*  The General Availability (GA) date listed is the latest date that a version/release of the product is available to all users, regardless of language or media.

** The End of Support (EOS) date listed is the last date on which HostBridge will deliver standard support services for a given version/release of a product.


The following is a list of unsupported HostBridge versions and their release dates:


ProductVersionGeneral AvailabilityEnd of Support **
HostBridge6.7504-30-201509-26-2019
HostBridge6.7103-26-201504-30-2018
HostBridge6.6204-26-201303-26-2018
HostBridge6.6104-06-201204-26-2016
HostBridge6.5207-22-201104-06-2015
HostBridge6.5106-12-201107-22-2014
HostBridge6.5004-11-201106-11-2014
HostBridge6.0607-23-201004-11-2014
HostBridge6.0504-02-201007-23-2013
HostBridge6.0402-12-201004-02-2013
HostBridge6.0312-21-200902-12-2013
HostBridge6.0211-16-200912-21-2012
HostBridge6.0109-17-200911-16-2012
HostBridge5.8207-08-200909-17-2012
HostBridge5.8102-03-200907-08-2012


Older versions out of support:

  • 5.81a 02-03-2009
  • 5.80a 01-14-2009
  • 5.75a 09-22-2008
  • 5.74a 07-31-2008
  • 5.73a 06-30-2008
  • 5.72a 06-09-2008
  • 5.71a 05-23-2008
  • 5.62a 11-14-2007
  • 5.53a 08-20-2007
  • 5.52a 05-10-2007
  • 5.51a 01-30-2007
  • 5.50a 10-09-2006
  • 5.03a 06-25-2006
  • 5.01a 02-15-2006
  • 5.00a 01-05-2006
  • 4.22a 09-09-2005
  • 3.45e 08-23-2005
  • 4.21e 07-22-2005
  • 4.21a 06-22-2005
  • 4.20b 05-23-2005
  • 3.45d 05-11-2005
  • 4.12b 02-17-2005
  • 4.12a 02-13-2005
  • 4.11a 01-12-2005
  • 4.10b 12-20-2004
  • 4.01   09-13-2004
  • 3.49a 08-17-2004
  • 4.00   08-02-2004
  • 3.48   07-28-2004
  • 3.46   06-17-2004
  • 3.45   05-11-2004
  • 3.44c 03-30-2004
  • 3.43   03-27-2004
  • 3.42   03-26-2004
  • 3.40   03-18-2004
  • 3.38   03-11-2004
  • 3.37   03-08-2004
  • 3.36   02-03-2004
  • 3.35   01-02-2004
  • 3.34   12-22-2003
  • 3.31   11-24-2003
  • 3.30   11-06-2003
  • 3.29   10-29-2003
  • 3.27   10-20-2003
  • 3.26   10-08-2003
  • 3.25   10-02-2003
  • 3.24   09-22-2003
  • 3.23   09-18-2003
  • 3.22   09-16-2003
  • 3.21   09-01-2003
  • 3.20   08-06-2003
  • 3.19   07-29-2003
  • 3.18   07-22-2003
  • 3.14   07-10-2003
  • 3.13   06-30-2003
  • 3.01   06-01-2003
  • 3.0      05-22-2003
  • 2.34   05-22-2003
  • 2.21   10-10-2002
  • 2.20   09-25-2002
  • 2.12   09-12-2002
  • 2.11   09-04-2002
  • 2.10   08-09-2002
  • 1.00   08-01-2001