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Hughes Network Systems, LLC
11717 Exploration Lane
Germantown, MD 20876 USA
For today’s distributed enterprises, deploying new cloud services, mobile solutions, and customer Wi-Fi can help build a competitive edge in a tough marketplace. But to make all these services and applications work effectively and safely, enterprises need their networks to deliver high performance coupled with strong security. In this environment, robust security and application delivery must work hand- in-hand to ensure quality of service over the WAN while thwarting attacks, safeguarding the network, and maximizing every bit of bandwidth available.
In the past, enterprises have deployed firewalls with enhanced security features along with independent WAN optimization platforms at their branch locations—an expensive and awkward approach often requiring many devices. But now, Hughes has changed all that by combining security, routing, and optimization in one easy-to-manage-and-deploy device that offers dramatic cost savings over separate box solutions. Enter the Hughes HR4700 Branch Gateway, a comprehensive device that combines best-in-class security from Fortinet, Inc. with high-performance routing and broadband WAN optimization. Delivered as part of the suite of HughesON managed services, the HR4700 Branch Gateway is the ideal solution for distributed enterprises.
Offering best-in-class performance, the HR4700 Branch Gateway incorporates two innovative optimization technologies.
Hughes ActiveQoSTM enables true end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) over “best efforts” broadband networks to deliver enterprise-class application performance. Additionally, Hughes ActiveCompressionTM delivers up to twenty times the available virtual bandwidth for greater throughput and application performance without costly link upgrades.
For in-depth protection at each branch location, the HR4700 Branch Gateway incorporates Fortinet’s innovative network security technologies. Security eatures include next- generation firewall, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), anti- malware, application and endpoint control, and data leak protection. Running Fortinet’s world-class FortiOS secure operating system, the HR4700 Branch Gateway delivers up to twice the Unified Threat Management (UTM) performance of competing UTMs, with greater port density, superior price and performance, and reduced power consumption. Because security features are delivered as part of a managed service, future enhancements to FortiOS functionality will not incur costly hardware upgrades.
Blending security, routing, and WAN optimization into a single managed offering, the HR4700 is more cost- effective than multiple purpose-built devices. Embedded optimization technology makes it possible to enjoy high application performance over standard broadband networks, instead of expensive T1 or Ethernet access.
“Hughes has long-established expertise as a managed services provider for a wide range of distributed organizations,” said Brian Washburn, research director with Current Analysis. “The capabilities of the HR4700 Branch Gateway are a powerful match for the emerging needs of these organizations, and strengthen Hughes managed solutions in the areas of application performance and security. Only a limited number of other service providers offer a similar range of managed functionality, and typically they need up to three separate devices.”
“We are excited to provide our FortiGate technology as the underlying platform for the new HR4700,” said John Maddison, vice president of marketing for Fortinet. “Combining our award-winning network security with Hughes’ deep expertise in managed networks makes for a truly differentiated and much needed offering for multi-branch organizations.”
A fully managed solution, the HR4700 Branch Gateway is ideal for distributed enterprises in all verticals, including retail, restaurant, gas stations, hospitality, and banking. At all branch locations it delivers the benefits of a next-generation WAN that’s fast, reliable, and highly cost-effective—with the most robust security available.
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