Sookasa EOL Announcement:

End-of-Life Announcement

Barracuda is announcing End-of-Life of the Sookasa Service, effective April 30, 2022

Why is Barracuda making this change?

In an ongoing effort to provide high quality products and services, Barracuda Networks periodically retires older platforms.

Definitions

  • End-of-Sales Announcement Date: Date of official End-of-Sales notice.
  • End-of-Sales Date: The last date to order the product and purchase subscriptions (excluding renewals). The product is no longer offered for sale after this date.
  • End-of-Support Date: The last date a product will be supported by Barracuda.

End of Sales Milestones

  • End-of-Sales Announcement: March 14, 2022
  • End-of-Sale Date (Final Sale): Jan 1, 2022
  • End of Support Date: March 31, 2022

What does it mean for existing customers?

Customers on a Monthly Subscription:

Barracuda Networks will stop operating the Sookasa Service on April 30, 2022. Your account will continue to be active and you can access/decrypt your files until March 31,2022. Customers who already renewed their subscriptions can continue to use the Sookasa Service for the full month term. No refunds will be provided.

Customers on a yearly renewal plan:

Customers on a yearly plan cannot renew support contracts for the Sookasa Service.

Customers on a free plan:

Customers on a free plan will have their Sookasa Service deactivated on March 31,2022

Barracuda will continue to provide support for the current version of this product for all customers that have a current support contract until March 31, 2022, under the following terms.

  • Barracuda Networks will only provide ongoing fixes and enhancements for the current generally available (“GA”) product versions.
  • Customers must have a current support subscription to receive product updates and support.
  • No new features or enhancements will be released.
  • No error corrections will be available.
  • No new accounts will be created.
  • No imports, purges, or PDF/HTML exports will be allowed.

 

Instructions to Decrypt Files

We strongly suggest the customers whose renewal is canceled should decrypt their files as soon as possible.

  • to decrypt files: https://sookasa.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/200045327-How-do-I-decrypt-entire-folders-
  • In case if you have already decrypted your files and want to deactivate, then please follow the instructions here: https://sookasa.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205155005-How-do-I-deactivate-my-account-
  • Once you are done with the above two steps, please submit a ticket at https://www.sookasa.com/contact-us/.
  • In your ticket, please provide us your sookasa login user name and give a confirmation message that you have decrypted files and followed the steps mentioned above so that we will permanently remove your data from our systems. In case if you can’t remove credit card, please let us know, we will permanently remove your card from our systems.

We look forward to your continued support and would request you to reach out to us if you need any further clarifications.

For more information please review the Barracuda Networks Sunset Policy located at https://campus.barracuda.com/product/campus/doc/46207817/barracuda-networks-sunset-policy/?sl=AWG_ZVlM2E_97iy_kDNw&so=1

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