Due to the ongoing supply chain situation and general Wi-Fi component availability, we have decided to extend the end-of-life (EOL) date for the following AP Series models:
- AP 15/15C
- AP 55/55C
- AP 100/100C/100X
The new EOL date is December 31, 2023, which represents a 9-month extension.
We are making this change to allow customers to continue using their legacy AP Series models with Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS*), Sophos UTM, and Sophos Central.
This extension does not change the support status for these models which are eligible for RMA support only until their EOL date.
As many of you have noticed, we are experiencing ongoing challenges in keeping up with the demand for some APX Series models. This is due to the general component availability and extended lead times from our manufacturers. While we expect this situation to improve somewhat, we will continue to see some stock shortages in regions with very high demand, and so do not want to add further pressure on the supply at this time due to an upcoming AP Series EOL.
This change will allow existing customers an extended planning horizon until we have our Wi-Fi 6 models fully available. Further information on the Wi-Fi 6 project schedule will be provided as soon as possible.
*Excludes XGS Series hardware appliances.