- Sophos has launched new Wi-Fi 6 access points called the Sophos AP6 Series to support hybrid work environments.
- The AP6 models have high-speed 2.5GbE interfaces to eliminate 1Gb bottlenecks when paired with Sophos’ multi-Gigabit switches.
- The APs can be remotely managed through Sophos Central platform alongside the vendor’s broader product portfolio.
- Combining the AP6 Series with Wi-Fi 6 advancements helps modernize office networks for enhanced performance as hybrid work continues gaining momentum.
Cybersecurity leader Sophos has announced the launch of its new Sophos AP6 Series Wi-Fi 6 access points to support hybrid work environments. The AP6 models deliver enterprise-grade connectivity and remote management capabilities for organizations embracing hybrid workforce arrangements.
The new access points add to Sophos’ growing secure access portfolio alongside its firewall and switch offerings. The unified infrastructure provides consolidated security and management for partners through the Sophos Central platform.
Built for Speed and Performance
The Sophos AP6 Series includes the AP6 420E, AP6 840, AP6 840E and outdoor AP6 420X models. The access points are equipped with high-speed 2.5Gb Ethernet interfaces. This enables enhanced performance by eliminating 1Gb bottlenecks between the APs and latest multi-Gigabit Sophos switches.
The Wi-Fi 6E supported AP6 420E and 840E models can also utilize the uncongested 6 GHz band. This delivers ultra-low latency wireless connectivity for modern devices. Together, the speed advancements ensure optimal experience for employees and customers alike as hybrid work continues to gain momentum.
Secure Cloud-based Management
Sophos APs can be conveniently managed in the cloud-based Sophos Central platform used to administer the vendor’s entire product portfolio. This allows partners and MSPs to oversee all customer deployments and perform tasks like monitoring alerts, tracking licenses and managing upcoming renewals from a unified interface.
On-premise configuration is also available when required through the access point interface. Centralized cloud control minimizes IT headache for partners managing dispersed hybrid workforces.
The Power of Wi-Fi 6
Sophos highlights that most office networks still operate at 1Gb. By combining multi-Gb wired infrastructure with Wi-Fi 6 speed advancements, overall performance can get a significant boost. Latency is reduced while capacity is enhanced to support bandwidth-heavy tasks and the growing number of wireless devices.
The new AP6 models provide the opportunity to modernize networks in line with the requirements of hybrid working environments. Employees can stay securely connected and collaborate productively through the performance gains.
As organizations accelerate hybrid working arrangements, Sophos and its channel partners are equipped to provide the secure and robust wireless connectivity these shifting dynamics demand.