Leading the Way in Next Generation SD-WAN for Retail January 11, 2019 Mike Tippets, Vice President, Enterprise Marketing SD-WAN false No doubt, this week’s National Retail Federation “Big Show” will feature trending retail technologies: from digital signage and buy online/pickup in-store functionality, to “smart” mirrors, mobile payment systems and loyalty apps. These customer-friendly applications serve unique purposes, but what they share is the demand for always on, always available connectivity to the cloud. That’s why we say, “The right connection impacts retail.” It’s also why we continue to innovate our award-winning HughesON™ Managed SD-WAN offering to meet the evolving needs of our retail customers. Some recent advancements include: New patented SD-WAN path control technology – enabling the combination of LTE or low-bandwidth broadband with satellite, creating a low-latency, high-bandwidth and cost-effective network. Advances in our ActiveTechnologies™ suite – leveraging real-time network sensing with intelligent Zero Touch Configuration to deliver Enhanced Application Steering with performance-based policy charters. The result is faster speeds, better performance, circuit sensing, traffic shaping and routing across MPLS circuits in a Hybrid WAN configuration. Broadband underlay monitoring – measuring the quality of each network hop from the brand to the head-end SD-WAN gateways, which, when coupled with ActiveQoS™, creates a high-quality overlay that assures bandwidth delivery. Security Information & Event Management, plus Incident Response (SIEM+IR) – bringing together SIEM-driven data analytics and elastic search capabilities to the complete set of real-time security logs generated across the entire network. This web-based security dashboard enables faster identification and reaction to events. Additional SLA-based options provide layers of incident analysis, mitigation and remediation. AI and Machine Learning – with an in-house incubator to support a growing, in-house data science team focused on the incorporation of AI/ML solutions for faster and earlier event identification, predictive root cause analysis, potential remediation actions and network simulations. Hughes is the leader in managed SD-WAN for enterprise – our technology is deployed in 30,000 locations, and we manage complex SD-WAN deployments with as many as 3,500 sites in the network. Forty percent of the NRF top 25 retailers rely on us for solutions that help them meet the ever-changing and expanding network demands driven by the modern customer experience. If you are at the NRF show, visit us at booth #4137 to learn how we can help you make The Right Connection with your customers. About the Author Mike Tippets is the Vice President for Enterprise Marketing & Organizational Development at Hughes. He leads a team that helps multi-site businesses engage, communicate, grow and make The Right Connection with their staff and their customers. Follow Mike Tippets on LinkedIn and Twitter @HughesMediaVP. Categories See All SD-WAN (58) Networking (31) Retail Technology (24) Managed Services (13) Managed Security (12) EMV (11) SASE (10) Conference (7) Edge Computing (7) Digital Media (6) WiFi Analytics (5) SCS (2) Popular Blogs Three Retail Trends That Are Here to Stay Post-CovidJul 23, 2021 HUG 2021 Digital Transformation Insights Jul 26, 2021 What to do When the Network is the Lifeline for a Franchise BusinessJul 28, 2021 5 Tips to Maintain Business as Usual During Hurricane SeasonAug 11, 2021 5 Digital Turning Points in RetailAug 16, 2021 Related Posts See All Making a List. Checking it Twice. Five Tips to Prep Stores for the Holiday Season August 23, 2021 What to do When the Network is the Lifeline for a Franchise Business July 28, 2021 Three Retail Trends That Are Here to Stay Post-Covid Jeff Bradbury July 23, 2021 Managed Network Services Solve Real Business Challenges June 21, 2021 Simplifying Hybrid Cloud Connectivity May 07, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.