Figure 1: Sophos RED 10 device together with Sophos AP 5
"One of our most requested feature enhancements was to extend the innovative Sophos RED devices by adding WLAN capabilities," said Martin Becker, product manager, Sophos. "With the AP 5, we are now meeting this demand, and small branch offices can now experience the same level of wireless security that larger branch offices and headquarters already experience."
By offering a dedicated wireless access point that connects to the Sophos RED, rather than developing a RED device with internal wireless capabilities, existing RED customer can also take advantage of these capabilities. In the future, UTM appliance customers will be able to add WLAN capabilities by connecting the AP 5 device to the UTM, further extending the AP’s versatility.
The Sophos AP 5 supports the 2.4 GHz frequency band and is compliant to the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n WLAN standards. It can transmit a single SSID and delivers wireless data rates up to 150 Mbit/s.
More information on the Sophos AP 5 and Sophos Wireless Protection solution is available at http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/unified/wifi-access-points.aspx.
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