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Hughes Introduces New Managed Network Security Service for Small- to Medium-sized Businesses


HughesON Secure Connectivity Service delivers industry-leading security and PCI compliance in one easy-to-deploy platform

Germantown, MD, Oct. 2, 2018Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a leading provider of managed network services, today introduced HughesON™ Secure Connectivity Service (SCS), an affordable network solution for small- to medium-sized businesses. HughesON SCS is a secure firewall solution that comes complete with a plug-and-play router, continuous network management, 24/7 support, available 4G backup and optional PCI compliance software. The solution is optimized for performance and network security regardless of the type of broadband connection.

“HughesON SCS gives businesses of all sizes and any number of locations a robust managed firewall solution on par with the largest enterprise-grade networks,” said Mike Tippets, vice president of enterprise marketing at Hughes. “More and more businesses today are depending on cloud-based applications and in need of a managed security system. With this offering we’re bringing franchise and unbranded locations all the benefits of state-of-the-industry security and the peace-of-mind of comprehensive Hughes support – at less cost than an IT department to try and manage it all.”

Based on their security needs and budgets, customers can select from a number of HughesON SCS solutions, each including a managed firewall platform and with optional 4G backup. The latest solution is based on the newly released Hughes HR4860 Gateway, a distributed, edge-based device that combines broadband optimization and strong security capabilities. All platforms available with HughesON SCS integrate seamlessly with existing network infrastructure and feature industry-leading Fortinet security technology.

A leader in managed network services and SD-WAN solutions, Hughes has deployed more than 30,000 managed SD-WAN sites, helping distributed enterprises keep their networks secure for more than 25 years— from retailers and restaurants to convenience stores and gas stations.         

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About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world’s largest satellite network with over 1.2 million residential and business customers across North and South America. For large enterprises and governments, the company’s HughesON™ managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System is the world’s most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, operating on more than 20 satellites by leading service providers, delivering a wide range of broadband enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 7 million terminals of all types to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and its technology is powering broadband services to aircraft around the world.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations. For additional information about Hughes, please visit and follow @HughesON on Twitter.

About EchoStar
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.