Many of my customers treat their AudioCodes Mediant (MSBG) IP gateways and session border controllers in a sort of set-it-and-forget-it way. Once it’s set up, it’s just runs, no reboots, no troubles. Not necessarily a great idea from a security standpoint, but it’s stable.
Well, for those still on version 6.8 (or any pre-7 version really) it’s finally time. Per AudioCodes Product Notice #0328 https://www.audiocodes.com/media/12936/0328-product-notice-end-of-support-for-gateway-sbc-software-ver-68.pdf support is ending as of July 1st, 2018. That means no more support, scheduled maintenance, or fixes will be provided.
One small item to note, if you have an MSBR, which has additional routing capabilities, 6.8 will continue to be supported. I supposed because I believe there’s no newer firmware supported for those guys, though I’ve heard there’s a way you can convert the device to an MSBG if you’re willing to leverage AudioCodes services to do so.