Hughes Partners with Netskope to Launch Managed SASE Solution

Hughes Network Systems LLC (HUGHES), an EchoStar company, and Netskope, a leader in security access service edge (SASE), have partnered to bring Hughes customers a SASE solution that combines its managed services expertise with Netskope’s security service edge (SSE) capabilities.

Hughes Managed SASE is designed for small and mid-sized enterprises in Canada, Mexico and the  United States that want the security posture of a large enterprise at a price point that fits their budget.

The solution bundles software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) with all the elements of a comprehensive, cloud-delivered security posture, along with an option to integrate with existing SD-WAN deployments using Netskope SSE, providing the necessary security and network performance that today’s complex environment demands.

“Many organizations today struggle with managing the large number of tools necessary to safeguard sensitive data. A solution like Hughes Managed SASE helps address that challenge, binding together the capabilities that protect data and applications regardless of where they are being used, along with the scalability, intelligent routing, and cost optimization of SD-WAN,” said Craig Robinson, research vice president of Security Services at IDC. “A managed SASE offering brings additional peace of mind with a managed or co-management option for those organizations that want to utilize these options.”

Hughes’ Enterprise Division SVP Dan Rasmussen said, “Hughes Managed SASE makes it turn-key to manage company data securely, wherever it’s transmitted across a growing perimeter of endpoints that employees need to access in the office, on the road and remotely. Our cloud-first security solution meets companies where they are today with a full SASE implementation or as an add-on to an existing SD-WAN deployment with a clear path to a full-SASE solution at their own pace.”

Netskope SVP Global Alliances and Channel Sales Dave Rogers added, “This new partnership between Hughes and Netskope brings together industry-leading pedigrees to deliver a fully managed, full-stack SASE platform. As organizations navigate the challenges associated with a work-from-anywhere environment, they are turning to SASE solutions to secure data and people anywhere. Our partnership is focused on helping to accelerate digital transformation and safely enable innovations such as generative AI, all while preserving network performance and business productivity.”

Part of the suite of HughesON managed services, Hughes Managed SASE leverages cloud-native delivery with scalability, flexibility, and adaptability to meet changing business needs.

The solution includes every feature of the full SASE framework, such as cloud access security broker (CASB), secure web gateways, firewall as a service (FWaaS) and zero trust metwork access (ZTNA) plus options such as managed detection and response (MDR).

Hughes SASE customers benefit from 24/7 security operations center (SOC) protection along with incident response and alert prioritization for early threat detection and mitigation.

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