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Sophos Wireless helps partners simplify Wi-Fi protection
Tue, 26th Jul 2016
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Sophos has just introduced its first cloud-based solution for the protection and management of wireless networks.

The company's customers and partners will be able to secure and manage wireless networking in a single console alongside their Sophos endpoint, mobile, web and server protection.

Nolan Greene, a senior research analyst from IDC's Network Infrastructure group, says the cloud-managed Wi-Fi market continues to be among the fastest growing sub-segments of the Wi-Fi market.

“Unified wired and wireless management and security are also becoming more important in ensuring quality of user and manager experience, security, visibility, and compliance on the cloud-managed network,” says Greene.

“These trends lead to tremendous opportunities for value-added resellers and MSPs to respond rapidly to their customers' changing wireless network needs,” he adds.

Key features include:

  • At-a-glance dashboard with network and client connectivity data
  • Traffic usage insights based upon Web categorization
  • Easy multi-site management and setup
  • Visual network planner and Google Maps integration

Bryan Barney is the senior vice president and general manager of Sophos, he says there are very few businesses that don't provide a wireless network to allow employees or visitors to stay connected – the management of which is critical to maintaining an organisations IT security.

“By adding the management of Sophos Wireless to Sophos Central we're helping our partners simplify better network protection and quickly expand the services they offer to customers," says Barney.

"The cloud-based platform enables Sophos to release feature updates every three weeks meaning Sophos Wireless benefits from constant advancement to stay ahead of the latest threats.

Sophos Wireless uses the proven range of Sophos Access Points which can also be managed on-premise via Sophos SG UTM and XG Firewall.