Businesses are currently facing a very challenging time as many have had to find solutions to allow their staff to work remotely or look for new ways to securely access and share data and applications.
Last month, we introduced two new Remote Ethernet Devices: Sophos SD-RED 20 and SD-RED 60. The new models come with a new name and add features and connectivity options to equip them for the demands of modern remote environments.
SD-RED models now have a modular expansion bay, the same as the SG/XG 125/135(w) desktop appliances, which can be used with the optional 3G/4G or Wi-Fi modules (already on the price list). Both models also have an SFP port which can be used with a 1 GE fiber transceiver. The existing VDSL2 SFP modem is not yet supported. Support will be added in a future software release.
Additionally, the SD-RED 60 has two Power-over-Ethernet ports with a maximum power output of 30W, which is ideal to power an APX access point or other PoE-powered device(s).
|Model||SD-RED 20||SD-RED 60|
|Maximum throughput||250 Mbps||850 Mbps|
|1 GE LAN interfaces||4|
|WAN ports||1 (shared with SFP)||2 (WAN1 shared with SFP)|
|SFP||1 (shared port with WAN)||1 (shared port with WAN1)|
|Power-over-Ethernet||None||2 (total power 30W)|
|Other interfaces||2 x USB 3, 1 x Micro-USB|
|Optional modules||Wi-Fi, 3G/4G|
|Warranty||Five-year warranty, no extension possible|
|RED licensing||Site-to site VPN is included in the base license, a Network Protection subscription is required for SD-RED device management|
|Support for SD-RED||XG Firewall (SFOS): 17.5 MR 11, 18.0 MR 1
SG UTM: 9.7 MR 3
Building upon the same key principles as our highly successful legacy RED models, Sophos SD-RED offers a true ‘plug and play’ solution with zero-touch setup as an add-on to your Sophos XG Firewall or SG UTM deployments. SD-RED devices can be deployed in different ways. Most implementations, however, are in locations with no technical staff on-site where there is a requirement to backhaul encrypted traffic to a head office or other location. Deployments have included paint-mixing machines in DIY stores, wind turbines, construction sites, CNC machines, buses, CCTV (for example in park garages), and many more.
Although the new SD-RED models will eventually replace the legacy models, we have not announced an end-of-sale for RED 15 and 50 at this time and will continue to sell those models for as long as stock is available.
SD-RED is a great solution to enhance your firewall deals and help customers securely connect their remote locations. To find out more about when you should position a small XG appliance in place of a RED/SD-RED, check out this blog post and watch out for the upcoming SophSkills session in June.
Note: SD-RED models are not yet available in India.
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