On Wednesday, Sophos announced the availability of AP 5, their USB accessory to RED (Remote Ethernet Device), which will turn the networking appliance into a secured wireless access point.
RED is a tiny device for remote offices, which requires little effort to setup and deploy. Offsite, it’s plugged into the local router, and from there it can be managed from the central office via the Sophos UTM. It’s a value-add piece of hardware that many of their enterprise customers use for securing access to the network in small branch offices.
Until now, RED was a hardwired solution. However, with the release of AP 5, which is a USB attachment that utilizes the available port on the RED, these branch networks now have the ability to work wirelessly with no loss of protection or access.
Spec wise, AP 5 supports the 2.4 GHz frequency band and works with the 802.11 b/g/n WLAN standards. It delivers wireless data rates up to 150 Mbps. AP 5 is available now.
Additional details can be found here.