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Sophos APX Access Points – End of Life and End of Sale Date

That’s right, Sophos has announced the End of Sale and End-of-Life date of the APX Access Points. The Access Points are not yet End of Sale, but will be soon, on March 31, 2024.

The End of Sale and End of Life applies to the following Access Points of the APX series:

  • APX 120
  • APX 320
  • APX 530
  • APX 740
  • APX 320X (Outdoor)

Sophos APX Access Points End of Sale

After the new AP6 Access Points were presented, it was clear that the End of Sale would not be long in coming.

The APX models can still be ordered from us until March 31, 2024 or while stocks last.

Sophos APX Access Points End of Life

As described, the End of Sale date was foreseeable, but the End of Life date surprised us somewhat. 😧 The Access Points are currently still being sold and actually offer a 5-year warranty (1825 days). However, Sophos has already set the End-of-Life date as December 31, 2027, which is significantly earlier than expected. This means that at the end of December 2027, to exaggerate somewhat, you will only have hardware scrap in your hands, which in the worst case is just 3 years and 8 months old.

Days to End of Life

Anyone who currently manages the APX Access Points via the Sophos SG or XG Firewall will have to look for another management solution sooner anyway, as these firewall series will go End-of-Life before then.

The following firewall products are affected:

  • Sophos Firewall XG and SG Series, with the SFOS, will be EoL on March 31, 2025.
  • Sophos Firewalls with the SG Series with the UTM OS will be EoL on June 30, 2026.

So in order to be able to use the APX series until the last day, it will have to migrate to Sophos Central sooner or later. Management for the APX Access Points remains free of charge.

AP6 series as the successor to the APX Access Points

The Sophos Access Points with WiFi 6 have been a long time coming. The AP6 models have been available since Q4 2023, but we are still waiting for some key functions that are not yet available on the new models. Compared to the APX series, the prices of the AP6 Access Points have risen sharply and from the point of view of the popular APX 120, the successor costs over 50% more and requires a subscription if you want to manage it via Sophos Central.

The WiFi 7 standard has been officially approved since January 8, 2024. Flagship notebooks and smartphones are already supplied with this new standard, so whether you switch from the WiFi 5 standard (APX) to the AP6 standard (AP6) or straight to WiFi 7 is up to you. At least you still have time to think about it. We estimate that Sophos’s WiFi 7 models will not be released until 2028 at the earliest.

You can find the End of Sale and End of Life data and our purchase recommendations here: Sophos Product Lifecycle Calendar


Patrizio is an experienced network specialist with a focus on Sophos firewalls, switches and access points. He supports customers or their IT department in the configuration and migration of Sophos firewalls and ensures optimal network security through clean segmentation and firewall rule management.

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