June 17, 2008
HUGHES Introduces New Identity Theft Protection Service
GERMANTOWN, Md., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite network solutions and services, today announced that it will begin offering all HughesNet(R) subscribers a complimentary six-month subscription to Identity Guard(R) Good Start(SM), an identity theft protection service provided by Intersections Inc., a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity management services operating around the globe.
According to the Federal Trade Commission 2006 Identity Theft Survey Report, 8.3 million American adults, or 3.7 percent of the adult population were victims of identify theft in 2005. (1)"Modern criminals are getting smarter and it is not just our possessions they are after, it is our personal information," said Mark Wymer, Hughes vice president of marketing, North America. "Identity Guard gives HughesNet customers the power to proactively guard against identity theft and take steps toward ensuring they don't join the millions of Americans who have fallen victim to this type of fraud. When coupled with the antivirus and spyware software we provide with HughesNet, our subscribers now have the means to protect the valuable data in their lives."
Identity Guard Good Start gives HughesNet customers greater peace of mind when conducting business online, with:
-- Daily credit bureau monitoring; -- Personalized e-mail alerts when suspicious activity is detected; and -- Unlimited toll-free access to credit education and fraud specialists
"We selected Identity Guard because of their depth of expertise in providing top-of-line privacy protection services to consumers and are pleased to offer Intersections' Identity Guard Good Start service at no cost for six months," continued Wymer.
HughesNet is available throughout the continental U.S., and currently serves over 400,000 consumers and small businesses in more than 26,000 zip codes underserved by cable and DSL. For more information about HughesNet consumer and small business broadband satellite services, please visit http://www.hughesnet.com/ or call 1-866-859-2268.
About Intersections Inc.
Intersections Inc. is a leading global provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services. Its premier identity theft, privacy, and consumer solutions are designed to provide high value, revenue generating opportunities to its marketing partners, including leading financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations and other businesses. Intersections also markets full identity theft protection solutions under its brand, Identity Guard(R). Intersections' consumer identity theft protection
services actively safeguard more than 7 million consumers against identity theft.
To address the growing threat of corporate fraud, Intersections and its subsidiaries provide cutting edge identity risk management solutions including: pre-employment background screening; corporate brand protection; security breach remediation; and software and data management. To learn more about Intersections and its subsidiaries, please visit http://www.intersections.com/.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. . For additional information, please visit http://www.hughes.com/.
(C)2008 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. (1) Federal Trade Commission 2006 Identity Theft Survey Report, November, 2007
Hughes Network Systems, LLC.