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The APX 320X outdoor access point will be launching for Sophos Central management in the next few days. Software staging is planned to complete by September 21 and therefore, the first customer shipment will align with that date.

This new model will be supported in Sophos Central only for the time being. Any customer using XG or SG UTM can continue to purchase the AP 100X for outdoor use until we add support for the APX 320X on those platforms next year.

The Sophos APX Series is a growing portfolio of Synchronized Security ready access points. With 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, they are custom-built for increased throughput at load and better performance and security. The APX 320X is a dual-radio., 2×2 MIMO device supporting the 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi standard (Wi-Fi 5). Sophos AP55 Access Point, 1-Year Warranty Optional extended Warranty is only required for AP purchases for use with Sophos Wireless Standard (in Sophos Central) or SG UTM. Sophos AP55 Access Point, 1-Year Warranty Optional extended Warranty is only required for AP purchases for use with Sophos Wireless Standard (in Sophos Central) or SG UTM.

There are some important things that you need to understand about regulations in some regions (Europe, ANZ, S. Africa and more) that prohibit the use of some 5 GHz Wi-Fi channels in outdoor environments and so prevent the use of one of the radios (full explanation below).

Product Highlights: APX 320X

The APX 320X is a dual-radio*, 2×2 MIMO device supporting the 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi standard (Wi-Fi 5). Built upon the same architecture as the APX 320, but with modifications such as a different housing to meet the IP67 rating, withstand a broader temperature range (-40°C/-40°F to 55°C/130°F), plus external antenna options, this model opens up some interesting new usage scenarios in outdoor and more exposed areas.

As with all APX models, it comes with a 5-year warranty and Advance Replacement RMA in combination with the Central Wireless Standard (for APX) subscription.

  • 40% lower price than the AP 100X
    • DACH/NA pricing: USD/EUR 750 MSRP vs. USD/EUR 1245
  • 120° Sector/30° Directional antenna options
    • Potential to address new use cases
  • Completes the legacy AP replacement line-up
    • AP 100X is still available for SG UTM/XG management

Software Support

  • Cloud Management:
    • Sophos Wireless v2.3.1-4 (Sophos Central)
  • On-premises: Not yet available
    • XG Firewall: 2021 – date and release TBC
    • SG UTM: 2021 – date and release TBC

Antenna Types

For the first time, in addition to the omni-directional antennas supplied with the unit, we are also offering external antenna options to meet the requirements of some new usage scenarios. Both options, which are available for separate purchase, provide focused coverage for a specific area.

As the name suggests, the standard omni-directional antennas are designed to provide relatively even coverage around the unit in all directions. These are suitable for usage scenarios where the connecting clients will be distributed around the access point, but particularly in some outdoor areas, there may be obstructions which can interfere with the signal and cause signal wastage.

The simple way to understand a directional antenna is to compare it with a flashlight on which you can adjust the beam. The standard setting provides a wide beam over a shorter distance (more like the omni-directional antennas). If you select a narrower beam, the light can extend further and is more focused. With directional/sector antennas you achieve targeted, better coverage at an extended range and reduce signal wastage.

The characteristics and typical use cases for each antenna are shown below.

ANTENNA TYPETYPICAL USE CASECHARACTERISTICS
Omni-directional (default)
  • All round use
  • Relatively even coverage around the AP
30° Directional Antenna
  • Building to building mesh
  • Focused RF coverage in dead zones for improved connectivity
  • Extended RF coverage
  • Longer range at higher throughput.
  • Narrow beam and focused coverage (Torch light pattern)
  • Easy to mount (pole or wall)
120° Sector Antenna
  • Focused RF coverage in indoors and outdoors for improved connectivity
  • Medium distance mesh
  • Extended range, better connectivity
  • Antennas at the corners of a room to provide coverage and at the same time minimizing RF wastage unlike omni-directional antennas
  • Easy to mount (pole or wall)

Important Information for Europe, ANZ, South Africa and Other Countries

A list of countries where this model will function as a single radio device in outdoor environments is included in this KB Article LIST OF AFFECTED COUNTRIES (note: this list may be extended if we become aware of further countries)

*Single Radio Use Due to Regulatory Restrictions

Short, non-technical explanation:

If you’re in any of the countries listed here, you can only use this model as a single radio device to broadcast EITHER 2.4 GHz OR 5 GHz (on Radio-0). The other radio (Radio-1) will not be available for configuration due to regulatory restrictions. Additionally, in Israel you will only be able to use 2.4 GHz channels as all 5 GHz channels are prohibited for outdoor use.

Detailed Explanation:

This model includes two radios:

  • Radio-0: a dual-band radio (Radio-0) which can broadcast either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz (high band channels)
  • Radio-1: a single-band radio for 5 GHz (low band channels only).

The architecture design to support dual 5 GHz mode, means that the lower band 5 GHz channels are broadcast on the single-band radio (Radio-1) and the higher band 5 GHz channels are broadcast on the dual-band radio (Radio-0).

Within the 5 GHz spectrum, channels 100-140 use Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) to avoid interference with radars. The regulations in a number of regions stipulate that only DFS channels can be used in outdoor environments where radar activity is more likely to be detected. This means that the single band 5 GHz Radio-1, which can broadcast only the lower band channels, can’t be used in countries where such a regulation exists.

This is what the configuration will look like in Europe, ANZ, South Africa anda number of other regions:

In any country not listed, both radios are available for configuration and the full capability of the APX 320X can be used including dual-band mode (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously) and dual 5 GHz mode (5 GHz channels distributed over both radios for better performance in higher density environments (more clients can connect at the same time).

This would be the configuration in countries such as Canada, the USA and any others not affected by the regulations:

Please also bear in mind that your customers may have locations distributed across multiple countries in which the above restrictions may (or may not) apply.

Ordering

The APX 320X is already on the current price list for regions where certified. The SKUs will be active for quoting and ordering through your local distributor in time for GA.

Further Information

All sales collateral will be updated and published on the Partner Portal in the coming days leading up to the GA date.

A few items are already available to allow you to familiarize yourself with the product details before launch.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your local Sophos contact or distributor.

Sophos APX 320X (FCC) outdoor access point plain, no power adapter/PoE Injector
Sophos APX external 120° sector antenna 2.4/5Ghz (for APX 320X only)
Sophos APX external 30° directional antenna 2.4/5Ghz (for APX 320X only)

More pricing below, click here!
Please Note: All Prices are Inclusive of GST

Overview:

Sophos APX Series

Currently available for management in Sophos Central.

The Sophos APX Series is a growing portfolio of Synchronized Security ready access points. With 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, they are custom-built for increased throughput at load and better performance and security.

APX Series - Product Benefits

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  • Security Heartbeat™ ready to connect with other Sophos Central managed products
  • Significant performance improvement over legacy 802.11 Wave 1 models
  • Optimized for both wall- and ceiling-mount
  • 5-year warranty as standard, Advance Replacement RMA included in subscription

APX 740 - our flagship 4x4:4 product for high-density, high-capacity environments

APX 530 - high-performance 3x3:3 access point for typical office environments of all sizes

APX 320 - 2x2:2 access point, dual 5 GHz capable, ideal in high-density school environments or small retail scenarios

APX 320X - 2x2:2 IP67 rated access point for outdoor and exposed areas; directional/sector antenna options available

Highlights

  • Managed from Sophos Central
  • Superior visibility into wireless health
  • Simple deployment and administration
  • Synchronized Security-ready
  • Enhanced security with rogue AP detection
  • Multi-site management and cloud scalability

Features:

The smarter way to simple, secure Wi-Fi

Sophos Wireless provides an easy, effective way to manage and secure your wireless networks. You can use it on its own or as part of your Sophos Central portfolio of cloud-managed security solutions.

Manage all your security on a single platform

Sophos Central is a highly scalable management platform which gives you a single pane of glass for all of your cloud-managed security solutions. Using Sophos Central, you can manage Sophos Wireless on its own, or alongside your Endpoint, Mobile, Email, Encryption and Server Protection.

Superior visibility into wireless health

The Sophos Wireless dashboard puts all the key information about the health of your wireless networks and connecting clients directly at your fingertips. Not only can you see if there are potential threats you need to deal with, such as rogue APs, but you can also quickly identify clients with compliance or connectivity issues.

Simple deployment and administration

Using the step-by-step guidance in our on-boarding wizard, creating networks, registering one or more access points, and adding sites is child's play. Our solution is built to be simple to use, even for non-wireless experts, but that doesn't mean you forfeit functionality. Schedule firmware upgrades to keep your network up to date and benefit from new features and enhancements in every release.

Intelligence connected with Security Heartbeat™

When using our Security Heartbeat™ enabled APX Series access points, you can monitor the health status of any Sophos Central-managed endpoint or mobile device and so automatically restrict web access on trusted Wi-Fi networks. Users with serious compliance issues see a splash screen to alert them to their walled garden status but receive full connectivity again, once health is restored.

Security enhanced for your trusted Wi-Fi networks

Our Enhanced Rogue AP Detection classifies neighboring Wi-Fi networks to identify threats and prevent attempts to infiltrate an organization via Wi-Fi.

Additionally, you can keep your networks secure by providing controlled internet access and hotspots for visitors, contractors, and other guests on your network. Use enterprise-grade backend authentication for a seamless user experience.

Multi-site management and cloud scalability

Whether you have just one growing network, or multiple sites, extending your Wi-Fi is as simple as adding an additional access point.

Sophos APX Series Access Points - at a glance

The Sophos APX Series is a growing portfolio of Security Heartbeat-enabled access points. With 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, they are custom-built for increased throughput at load and better performance and security.

Unboxing Video:

Unboxing the Sophos APX Series Access Points

Join us as we unbox one of our brand new Sophos APX Series access points. The APX Series is a growing portfolio of Synchronized Security ready access points. With 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, they are custom-built for increased throughput at load and better performance and security. Oh, and they look GREAT.

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Specifications:

APX 320APX 530APX 740APX 320X
802.11ac Wave 2
ManagementSophos Central
XG Firewall
Sophos Central
XG Firewall
Sophos Central
XG Firewall
Sophos Central
Deployment *Indoor; desktop, wall, or ceiling mountIndoor; desktop, wall, or ceiling mountIndoor; desktop, wall, or ceiling mountOutdoor; pole/wall mount
WLAN Standards802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Radios1x 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz dual-band
1x 5 GHz single band
1x Bluetooth low energy (BLE)
1x 2.4 GHz single band
1x 5 GHz single band
1x Bluetooth low energy (BLE)
1x 2.4 GHz single band
1x 5 GHz single band
1x Bluetooth low energy (BLE)
4x external dual band antenna
1x internal 2.4 GHz antenna for BLE
Antennas2x internal dual-band antenna for Radio-1
2x internal 5 GHz antenna for Radio-2
1x internal 2.4 GHz antenna for BLE
3x internal 2.4 GHz antenna for Radio-1
3x internal 5 GHz antenna for Radio-2
1x internal 2.4 GHz antenna for BLE
4x internal 2.4 GHz antenna for Radio-1
4x internal 5 GHz antenna for Radio-2
1x internal 2.4 GHz antenna for BLE
120° Sector, 30° Directional
Performance2x2:2 MU-MIMO3x3:3 MU-MIMO4x4:4 MU-MIMO2x2:2 MU-MIMO
Interfaces1x RJ45 connector console serial port
1x RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet w/PoE
1x RJ45 connector console serial port
1x RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
1x RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet w/PoE
1x RJ45 connector console serial port
1x RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
1x RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet w/PoE
1x RJ45 10/100/1000
Ethernet w/PoE
Power (Max.)11.5 W16.7 W22.4 W18.9 W
Power-over-Ethernet
(Min.)
PoE 802.3afPoE+ 802.3atPoE+ 802.3atPoE+ 802.3at
Dimensions155x155x38 mm183x183x39 mm195x195x43 mm180x260.5x87 mm
Weight0.474 kg0.922kg1.012 kg1.42 kg
Certifications **CB, UL, CE, FCC, IC, RCMCB, UL, CE, FCC, IC, RCMCB, UL, CE, FCC, IC, RCMCB, UL, CE, FCC, IC, RCM
* A bracket for wall- and/or 15/16', 9/16', 3/8' T-bar ceiling-mount is included with every APX. Further mounting kits will be available for purchase in the near future.** Further certifications for some models are currently in progress, e.g. MIC for Japan and Anatel for Brazil. APX models are not sold in China, Taiwan and Malaysia at this time.

Documentation:

Download the Sophos APX Series Access Points Data Sheet (PDF).

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Pricing Notes:

  • All Prices are Inclusive of GST
  • Customer's Please Note: A Wireless Protection subscription is required for all Sophos Access Points
  • Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
Sophos APX 320X (FCC) outdoor access point plain, no power adapter/PoE Injector
Sophos APX external 120° sector antenna 2.4/5Ghz (for APX 320X only)
Sophos APX external 30° directional antenna 2.4/5Ghz (for APX 320X only)
Sophos Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 1 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 1 Access Points - 1 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 2-4 Access Points - 1 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 5-9 Access Points - 1 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 10-24 Access Points - 1 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 25-49 Access Points - 1 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 50-99 Access Points - 1 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 100+ Access Points - 1 Year
Sophos Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 2 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 1 Access Points - 2 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 2-4 Access Points - 2 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 5-9 Access Points - 2 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 10-24 Access Points - 2 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 25-49 Access Points - 2 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 50-99 Access Points - 2 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 100+ Access Points - 2 Year
Sophos Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 3 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 1 Access Points - 3 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 2-4 Access Points - 3 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 5-9 Access Points - 3 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 10-24 Access Points - 3 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 25-49 Access Points - 3 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 50-99 Access Points - 3 Year
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 100+ Access Points - 3 Year
Sophos Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 1 Year Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 1 Access Points - 1 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 2-4 Access Points - 1 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 5-9 Access Points - 1 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 10-24 Access Points - 1 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 25-49 Access Points - 1 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 50-99 Access Points - 1 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 100+ Access Points - 1 Year - Renewal
Sophos Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 2 Year Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 1 Access Points - 2 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 2-4 Access Points - 2 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 5-9 Access Points - 2 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 10-24 Access Points - 2 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 25-49 Access Points - 2 Year - Renewal

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Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 50-99 Access Points - 2 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 100+ Access Points - 2 Year - Renewal
Sophos Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 3 Year Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 1 Access Points - 3 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 2-4 Access Points - 3 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 5-9 Access Points - 3 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 10-24 Access Points - 3 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 25-49 Access Points - 3 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 50-99 Access Points - 3 Year - Renewal
Central Wireless Standard (for APX) - 100+ Access Points - 3 Year - Renewal
Sophos APX Mounting bracket kit for plenum & flat ceiling mount (for APX 320, 530, 740 only)
Sophos APX Suspend mount kit (for APX 320, 530, 740 only)