WatchGuard: End of Sale Notice: AP420
|End-of-Sale Announcement for AP420 |
WatchGuard Technologies is strongly committed to providing industry-leading products and services. As the market continues to evolve towards more complex levels of security, manufacturing vendors across the globe are facing challenges sourcing hardware and chips for aging technology. Previous-generation Wi-Fi chips, like the chips in WatchGuard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) hardware, are increasingly difficult to source and are quickly becoming outdated.
Today, due to the global chip shortage, we announce the end-of-sale (EOS) for the AP420 in our access point hardware portfolio. The AP420 is part of our current hardware generation, but due to the specific challenges sourcing hardware that can provide appropriate performance and reliability, the EOS for this specific model is earlier than we planned.
Effective November 01, 2021, the AP420 will no longer be listed on our price list.
Below, Table 1 describes the end-of-sale and end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the AP420. Table 2 lists the product SKUs affected by this announcement. Due to the inability to source hardware, WatchGuard may expedite these milestones outside of the normal announcement process.
For additional information on available hardware models that best fit your customers’ wireless needs, contact your account manager.
This announcement affects AP420 hardware, accessories, and corresponding management licenses, and includes the AP420 in both the Cloud and local management mode. Please note, renewals are still available for purchased hardware.
Table 1 – EOS and EOL Milestones for AP420 Milestone Definition Date
End-of-Sale The date WatchGuard will no longer sell new AP420 Hardware November 1, 2021
End-of-Life WatchGuard will no longer support the AP420 hardware January 1, 2025
All customers interested in maintaining the latest features and functionality offered by Wi-Fi Cloud should purchase WatchGuard’s AP125, AP325, AP225W and AP327x.
Additional support and information can be provided by your regional account management team.
Table 2- AP420 EOS – Impacted SKU List – Effective November 1st, 2021 Description SKU
WatchGuard AP420 and three-year Total Wi-Fi WGA42723
WatchGuard AP420 and one-year Total Wi-Fi WGA42721
WatchGuard AP420 and three-year Secure Wi-Fi WGA42733
WatchGuard AP420 and one-year Secure Wi-Fi WGA42731
WatchGuard AP420 and three-year Basic Wi-Fi WGA42703
WatchGuard AP420 and one-year Basic Wi-Fi WGA42701
Competitive Trade In to WatchGuard AP420 and three-year Total Wi-Fi WGA42453
Competitive Trade In to WatchGuard AP420 and three-year Secure Wi-Fi WGA42513
Competitive Trade In to WatchGuard AP420 and three-year Basic Wi-Fi WGA42443
Trade Up to WatchGuard AP420 and three-year Total Wi-Fi WGA42483
Trade Up to WatchGuard AP420 and three-year Secure Wi-Fi WGA42493
Trade Up to WatchGuard AP420 and three-year Basic Wi-Fi WGA42403
WatchGuard AP420 NFR and three-year Total Wi-Fi WGA42011
WatchGuard AP420 NFR and three-year Basic Wi-Fi WGA42021
Flat surfaces (wall, hard ceiling) mount kit for WatchGuard AP420 WG8020
Power Supply for WatchGuard AP420 WG8025
If you have questions about the information in this announcement, please contact your WatchGuard account manager. If you’re interested in WatchGuard’s Hardware Global End-Of-Life policy, please click here. For more information about WatchGuard’s standard End-of-Life policy, click here.