Sophos launches the Switch Series

Made for businesses and offices

Sophos releases its Switch Series that features a range of network access layer switches to connect, power, and control device access within a Local Area Network (LAN). These are suited for small, medium-sized businesses, remote and home offices, retailers, branch offices, and more.

“Sophos Switch seamlessly integrates with the Sophos adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem to extend connectivity across office LANs,” said Joe Levy, chief technology officer at Sophos. “We’re removing the complexities of multi-vendor deployments by providing organizations and channel partners with a single source of management, monitoring, and troubleshooting.”

The switches can be remotely managed through a single, intuitive interface called the Sophos Central platform. This cloud-based system allows partners to oversee all customer installations, respond to alerts, and track licenses and upcoming renewal dates.

“Sophos Switch perfectly complements the existing Sophos portfolio – it was the missing piece in our IT security offering, and now gives our business even more clout. We were already very successful with Sophos Firewall, and thanks to Sophos Switch we are now able to unleash the full power of Sophos’ products and services. Our experience from the early access program proved that Sophos Switch is a game-changer for us, and we were very positively surprised at how well the product worked from day one,” said Patrizio Perret, chief technology officer at Avanet. “While a switch is pretty much a commodity these days, Sophos is adding the necessary spice to the hardware with the software capabilities. Sophos’ adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem is the magic ingredient that will make Sophos Switch something really special by enabling companies to integrate it with other Sophos security components in their network.”

Aside from the Sophos Switch Series, the brand also offers other products to its secure access portfolio including the Sophos Firewall and Sophos Wireless.

The Sophos Switches with eight, 24, and 48 ports are available exclusively through Sophos global channel partners and managed services (MSPs).

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