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HughesON Managed SD-WAN Named 2018 SD-WAN Product of the Year


Hughes recognized for industry-leading managed network service that combines broadband optimization with best-in-class security.

Germantown, MD, Sept. 13, 2018Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an EchoStar company, announced today that its HughesON™ Managed SD-WAN solution won the 2018 SD-WAN Product of the Year Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. Hughes was recognized for its innovation, vision and execution in delivering superior SD-WAN solutions to distributed enterprises by combining innovative broadband optimization technologies and best-in-class security with integrated network management.

“We are honored that the HughesON Managed SD-WAN solution has been selected as product of the year,” said Mike Tippets, vice president of marketing, Hughes. “This win validates what our customers already know: our SD-WAN solution delivers optimized bandwidth across their sites plus the integrated security they need to operate in today’s cloud-based, app-driven environment.”

Hughes leads the market in managed SD-WAN solutions, with more than 28,000 sites in service and the largest single customer deployment with more than 3,500 locations.

The award-winning HughesON Managed SD-WAN solution delivers superior application performance and enhanced network security through proprietary Hughes ActiveTechnologies™ and industry-leading security. Hughes ActiveTechnologies, a suite of network optimization capabilities, enables dynamic Quality of Service (QoS) over broadband networks mitigating network blackouts and brownouts using traffic shaping, intelligent path selection and Forward Error Correction (FEC).

Providing peace of mind to customers with dispersed locations, HughesON Managed SD-WAN also integrates Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) capabilities from Fortinet. Advanced security services include managed content filtering, intrusion protection, data leak prevention and more.

SD-WAN Product of the Year Award winners were determined by product reviews conducted by TMC Labs, an in-house testing facility for TMCnet, parent company of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. TMC previously has honored Hughes for the company’s broadband QoS and Internet telephony products.

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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 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.