As the next step up in the Sophos family of Wave 2, 802.11ac access points, the Sophos APX 530 Access Point is a 3×3 MIMO, dual radio device. The APX 320 and APX 120 are 2×2 MIMO, by contrast. It has internal antennas. And please note that all Sophos access points require a wireless protection subscription.
The APX Series enables basic Synchronized Security with Sophos Endpoint, Sophos Mobile and Sophos Server when managed through Sophos Central. Sophos Central Wireless Standard (for APX) is available in 1, 2, and 3-year options.
On the other hand, Sophos XG Firewall offers advanced Synchronized Security with Sophos Endpoint and Sophos Server independent of the use of the Wireless Protection features.
Why does Wave 2 matter?
Good question. Even now, in 2021, Wave 1 isn’t bad. It suits most people’s purposes admirably, just like Wi-Fi 5 does (as opposed to the newer Wi-Fi 6). And unless you’re using your Wi-Fi network for streaming and the processing of large files, Wave 1 is perfectly fine. However, as more devices begin joining wireless networks, the need for more power will increase.
Specs and capabilities of the Sophos APX 530 Access Point
The Sophos APX 530 Access Point is much faster than it’s little brother, the APX 320. It pushes up to 1.3 Gbps at 5 GHz, and 450 Mbps at 2.4 GHz. And, as mentioned before, it has three antennas rather than only two. The APX 530 also has a PoE+ port.
It is well suited for medium-to-high density environments, such as you would find in a typical mid-sized office. If you would like to know more about the APX 530 or any other Sophos product, please email us or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458.