Hughes Launches New Branch Gateway Combining High Security, WAN Optimization and Routing

 Hughes Launches New Branch Gateway Combining High Security, WAN Optimization
                                 and Routing

Fortinet's Best-in-Class Security Embedded in HR4700 Branch Gateway, Powers
HughesON™ Managed Network Services

PR Newswire

GERMANTOWN, Md., April 29, 2013

GERMANTOWN, Md., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hughes Network Systems, LLC
(HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and a leading
provider of managed network services, today announced the launch of its HR4700
Branch Gateway, a comprehensive single device that combines best-in-class
security from Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT) with high-performance routing and
broadband WAN optimization.


Developed specifically to meet the demanding security and application
performance needs of multi-branch organizations — from retailers, restaurants,
retail petroleum and finance, to government agencies — the new HR4700 Branch
Gateway is a key enabling platform that powers the recently introduced
HughesON Managed Network Services from Hughes.

"As multi-branch organizations look to deploy new cloud services, mobility and
partner applications, they need a networking solution that delivers high
performance, strong security and scalability," said Sampath Ramaswami, senior
director of strategic planning, North American Enterprise Division at Hughes.
"Our new HR4700 sets a new standard in comprehensive functionality and
exceptional price/performance."

The HR4700 benefits multi-branch organizations in three key ways:

Best-in-class performance ― Incorporating Hughes innovative optimization
technologies: ActiveQoS™ enables true end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) over
'best efforts' broadband networks to deliver enterprise-class application
performance. ActiveCompression™ delivers up to twenty times the available
'virtual bandwidth' for greater throughput and application performance without
costly link upgrades.

Industry leading security ― Incorporating Fortinet's innovative network
security technologies for in-depth protection at each branch location:
features include next-generation firewall, IPS, VPN anti-malware, application
and endpoint control, intrusion detection, 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/performance and
reduced power consumption.

Significant cost-savings ―  Combining 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

"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."

See Them at Interop 2013
The HR4700 will be available late second quarter 2013. Hughes will be
highlighting HughesON using the HR4700 at Interop 2013, Las Vegas, booth #621
Mandalay Bay, May 7-9. To schedule an interview with a Hughes executive,
please contact Jill Searl, Brodeur Partners, at (603) 559-5824. The full
Current Analysis Intelligence Report is available here.

About Fortinet (
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a worldwide provider of network security appliances
and a market leader in unified threat management (UTM). Our products and
subscription services provide broad, integrated and high-performance
protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT security
infrastructure. Our customers include enterprises, service providers and
government entities worldwide, including the majority of the 2012 Fortune
Global 100. Fortinet's flagship FortiGate product delivers ASIC-accelerated
performance and integrates multiple layers of security designed to help
protect against application and network threats. Fortinet's broad product line
goes beyond UTM to help secure the extended enterprise - from endpoints, to
the perimeter and the core, including databases and applications. Fortinet is
headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with offices around the world.

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of
satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network
technologies, managed services and solutions for enterprises and governments
globally. HughesNet^® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the
marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped
more than 3.3 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing
over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by
the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1.

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 and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes,
please visit

© Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet are
registered trademarks and HughesON, Hughes ActiveQoS and Hughes
ActiveCompression are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

See Hughes and Fortinet at Interop booth #621

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Contact: Judy Blake, Hughes Network Systems, (301) 601-7330,; or Jill Searl, Brodeur Partners, (603) 559-5824,
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