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Hughes Named a Major Player in Managed SD-WAN/SASE Vendor Analysis

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Enterprises now have one more reason to select Hughes following its recognition as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed SD-WAN/SASE Services 2023 Vendor Analysis.1 Over the past several years, the managed Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services market has been evolving toward an integrated networking and security architectural framework commonly referred to as Secure Access Service Edge (SASE). Hughes has been a leader in this market since 2013, when we first launched our SD-WAN services

The IDC MarketScape assessed 13 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) from around the world. The IDC MarketScape required that MSPs have the ability to serve global multi-national corporations; a demonstrated commitment to further develop Managed SD-WAN and SASE services; and a track record of innovation in the arena. 

“We are honored to be recognized by the IDC MarketScape as a Major Player in Worldwide Managed SD-WAN/SASE Services,” said Colleen Caruso, Vice President, Solutions, Sales Engineering and Operations at Hughes. “In today’s market, enterprises face rapidly changing technology, and we aim to provide them with innovative solutions to solve their business challenges.” 

This IDC MarketScape report noted, “Hughes’ managed SD-WAN service offering is focused on customer outcomes. Hughes has developed an orchestration platform that is utilized to facilitate multivendor provisioning and configuration.” 

The IDC MarketScape recognition is one of many Hughes has received for our Managed SD-WAN Service. Research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan recognized Hughes for four consecutive years as a Leader in its Frost Radar™: North American Managed SD-WAN Services Market report.2 

Hughes was also named as a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Managed Network Services,3 recognized for completeness of vision and the ability to execute. 

As a leader in managing networks and connectivity for over 50 years, Hughes transport, technology and networking experience come together to benefit customers through our consultative partnership approach and a deep understanding of how to execute complex digital transformation projects. Industry recognitions like these are strong evidence of the many ways Hughes delivers comprehensive solutions to meet customer requirements for performance, capabilities and price. 

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1 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed SD-WAN/SASE Services 2023 Vendor Assessment, Doc #US49437022, November 2023 
2 Frost & Sullivan, Frost Radar™: Managed SD-WAN Services in North America, 2022, Stephen Thomas, December 2022 
3 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Managed Network Services. Ted Corbett, Bjarne Munch, Lisa Pierce, Danellie Young, Jon Dressel, 8 November 2023 Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. 
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