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Hughes HR Platform Pushing Edge Performance

August 01, 2018

As companies extend presence, open new branches and move in a more cloud-powered direction edge grows in importance. Transformation in the network is taking place, with SD-WAN standing center stage leading the charge into the cloud era.

Hughes unveiled the HR4860 Secure SD-WAN Gateway, the newest addition to the SD-WAN provider’s portfolio providing the performance, security and broadband optimization required to support edge operations of the modern enterprise. The hardware device builds on the success of its predecessor, the HR4700, supporting wireless, wired and satellite services.

"Hughes constantly innovates to meet the security and application performance demands facing our customers," explained, Mike Tippets, vice president of Enterprise Marketing at Hughes. "This newest gateway builds on our legacy of SD-WAN success, which includes deployment of more than 28,000 SD-WAN sites. As part of a HughesON Managed SD-WAN solution, the HR4860 delivers remarkable network performance improvements and dramatic cost savings over traditional, multiple box solutions."

The HR4860 delivers the edge Fortinet-powered security, and in leveraging an edge-based approach, organizations execute network and security policy from the remote-site. The SD-WAN gateway puts ActiveTechnologies to work to ensure QoS via automation, and automatic path selection promising application performance.

"As a longtime Hughes customer and user of the HR platform, we are very familiar with its benefits and how Hughes managed services improve our operational efficiency," explained Maria Fidelibus, vice president of technology at QuickChek Corporation. "Hughes makes deployment, installation, ongoing configuration and management simple. In our experience the security and scalability of the Hughes HR platform are unrivaled, and we look forward to the next-generation capabilities of the HR4860."

SD-WAN is crossing the chasm to the mainstream, leading modern enterprises to the trough of transformation. 

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Edited by Maurice Nagle

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