Hughes Introduces New Managed Network Service to Give Small- to Medium-sized Businesses an Affordable, Secure Firewall Solution

Germantown, MD, Oct. 2, 2018  Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), an EchoStar company, today introduced HughesON Secure Connectivity Services (SCS), an affordable, new network solution for small- to medium-sized businesses with multiple sites. A HughesON managed network service, 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, all optimized for network security no matter the type of broadband connection.

“HughesON SCS gives businesses with many locations a robust managed firewall experience on par with the largest enterprise-grade networks,” said Mike Tippets, vice president of enterprise marketing at Hughes. “We’re making big franchise technology available to smaller franchise and unbranded locations with all the benefits of state-of-the-industry security and the peace-of-mind of Hughes support – without needing an IT department to manage it all.”

Based on their security needs and price point, HughesON SCS customers select their managed firewall platform – either the Fortinet FortiGate 30E with built-in 4G backup or the new Hughes HR4860 managed firewall, a distributed, edge-based device that combines SD-WAN, broadband optimization and strong security capabilities. Both routers integrate seamlessly with existing network infrastructure, and both feature Fortinet security technology. Hughes was recently named Fortinet’s Global Partner of the Year

The leader in managed SD-WAN solutions, Hughes has deployed more than 28,000 managed SD-WAN sites, helping distributed enterprises, from retailers and restaurants to convenience stores and gas stations, keep their networks secure for more than 25 years.  


To learn more about HughesON Secure Connectivity Services, please visit


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.



©2018 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks and JUPITER is a trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.


Topics: Emerging Technology, Restaurants, Retail, Security

Companies: Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), Hughes

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