Sites

Specify locations to easily manage your access points.

Create multiple floor plans for sites to see where the best places are to mount access points or to get an overview of where access points are installed.

Neighborhood Networks

The Neighborhood Networks tab shows every network within the range of the selected site's access points. This also includes networks which are not provided by Sophos Central. You can filter the scanned networks to show All, Rogue, Trusted, Untrusted, Advanced Impersonate, Evil Twin, BSSID Impersonate, SSID Impersonate, or Adhoc. Use the following options:

Scan: You can scan all online networks in the supported channels of an access point. Devices connected to the network will experience network interruption for three to five minutes during a scan.

Select Classification: You can customize or mark a scanned network as Rogue, Trusted, Untrusted, Advanced Impersonate, Evil Twin, BSSID Impersonate, SSID Impersonate, or Adhoc.

Clear Custom Classification You can clear or undo the custom classification.

Neighborhood SSIDs are classified as shown in the table.

Trusted

Network that belongs to your account.

Untrusted

Network that doesn't belong to your account.

Rogue

Untrusted network that is connected to your secured wired access point network.

SSID Impersonate

Network that spoofs the network name of your access point.

BSSID Impersonate

Network that spoofs the hardware address of your access point.

Evil Twin

Network that spoofs the network name and the hardware address of your access point.

Advanced Impersonate

Network that spoofs the network name and unique protection code of your access point.

Adhoc

A peer-to-peer network.

Every access point scans for neighborhood SSIDs once during the startup process. For example, when you restart an access point or install a new firmware update. If you activate dynamic background channel selection, access points scan for neighborhood SSIDs on a regular basis.

To show neighborhood SSIDs, you must enable Rogue Access Point detection in Settings.

Floor plans

Use floor plans to set detailed locations for access points. Upload a floor plan as an image file (PDF, PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF or WBMP) and position the access points.