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Hughes Welcomes The Vitamin Shoppe as Managed Network Services Client


The national health and wellness retailer implements scalable Network-as-a-Service solution from Hughes to support growing omnichannel business

Germantown, MD, April 4, 2023 Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) company, announced that The Vitamin Shoppe® has chosen to deploy HughesON™ Managed Network Services across its 700+ U.S. retail outlets. The Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solution provides The Vitamin Shoppe with a secure Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) that supports the company’s vision for growth across retail, digital and franchise outlets.

“We consider it a privilege to support The Vitamin Shoppe in their digital transformation with a high-performing, next generation network that meets the company’s business requirements today and into tomorrow,” said Dan Rasmussen, senior vice president, Enterprise Division, Hughes. “With ‘as-a-service’ delivery combined with 24/7 end-to-end management, the Hughes network for The Vitamin Shoppe seamlessly operates and optimizes business applications – enabling the retailer to focus on its lifestyle offerings instead of worrying about its network.”

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With elements of a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) framework, the HughesON managed solution for The Vitamin Shoppe protects the network with security at every endpoint and transport, provides redundant transports for reliability and maximum uptime and employs automated policy orchestration for scalability, among other features.

“Hughes designed, deployed and manages our enterprise network with the flexibility, scalability, security and dependability we require to best empower our customers on their journeys of lifelong wellness,” said Andy Laudato, Chief Operating Officer, The Vitamin Shoppe. “The Hughes team met our needs for secure, cloud-centered digital operations at every store, cost effectively and with an eye to the future.”

 Visit the Hughes website to learn more about the HughesON portfolio of managed network services, ideal for distributed enterprises in retail, financial, hospitality and government industries, among others.