Hughes Wins ‘Best in Biz’ Award 2014

December 15, 2014

HughesON Suite of Managed Network Solutions Honored in Enterprise Category


Germantown, MD., December 16, 2014—Hughes Network Systems, LLC, (HUGHES), a leading provider of managed network services to business and government and the global global leader in broadband satellite solutions, announced today that HughesON® has been named a bronze winner in The Best New Product of the Year category by Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. HughesON is a comprehensive suite of managed network and digital media solutions for the distributed enterprise and multi-branch government markets.

IT managers are inundated with new cloud and mobile initiatives, which require more bandwidth and higher performance at remote branch locations than typical networks can provide, as well as requiring better reliability and greater security. HughesON meets these needs by delivering high capacity, path diversity and strong security to multi-branch networks for unmatched application performance at a better price/performance ratio than traditional solutions. The service uses the Hughes Branch Gateway which uniquely combines Hughes’ patented and patent-pending WAN optimization technologies, routing, and comprehensive security capabilities, into a single, cost-effective branch device managed by Hughes.

“This recognition of HughesON from Best in Biz Awards is a great honor,” said Mike Cook, senior vice president, North American Division at Hughes. “We are seeing significant customer adoption of our HughesON managed solutions and our enabling Branch Gateway platform. Organizations looking to support critical remote branch requirements through cost- effective, high-capacity, secure access to the Internet and cloud/SaaS applications are finding HughesON fits the bill very nicely.”

Best in Biz Awards’ fourth annual North American program was its most competitive yet. As in previous years, this year’s program in North America featured a large and distinguished judging panel comprising members of the media who reviewed and scored the hundreds of award nominations. More than 550 award nominations were received in a variety of company, executive, team, and product-focused categories. Nominations were fielded from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada.

Best in Biz Awards 2014 honors were presented in 60 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, Technology Department of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year, and Website of the Year.

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 53 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer, and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms including American Banker, Computerworld, eWeek, Information Week, and ZDNet.

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 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 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 www.hughes.com.