Access Points

Mako devices in the 4000 Series have both security gateway and access point (AP) deployment modes. Access point mode is a security feature that can be activated in the Mako Central Management System (CMS) to restrict the device to only those functions necessary to provide wireless connectivity. These smaller Mako devices are typically used to extend wireless range, to improve broadcast/reception positioning or to upgrade existing Mako System deployments to the latest performance standards.

Access Points

Mako devices in the 4000 Series have both security gateway and access point (AP) deployment modes. Access point mode is a security feature that can be activated in the Mako Central Management System (CMS) to restrict the device to only those functions necessary to provide wireless connectivity. These smaller Mako devices are typically used to extend wireless range, to improve broadcast/reception positioning or to upgrade existing Mako System deployments to the latest performance standards.

Wi-Fi Access Points

Mako 4000 Series access points are a cost-effective, fully managed solution to a variety of Wi-Fi networking needs. Whether you are building a new business network that needs the latest Wi-Fi speeds and PoE or upgrading your existing deployments to extend Wi-Fi coverage, improve antenna positioning or add the latest technology, the affordable Mako 4500 and Mako 4600 deliver secure, high-performance wireless networking.

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Mako 4500

Keep your company connected using our smallest networking device, built with affordability and flexibility in mind. Can be deployed as a secure zone router, edge router or wireless access point.

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Mako 4600

Add the latest high-speed Wi-Fi 6 technology to the flexible deployment feature of the 4000 series, operating as your secure zone router, edge router or wireless access point.

Key Features

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

Mako access points are designed specifically to meet the wireless needs of distributed enterprises. A smaller footprint and flexible mounting options physically differentiate Mako access points from other Mako devices.

SECURE REMOTE WORKERS

Mako access points can also be deployed in security gateway mode, which allows the device to function as a secure edge router or a secure zone router for networking applications such as remote workers, where Mako VPN Cloud technology connects employees and contractors to your business network from home or the field as safely and easily as connecting on-site.

POWER OVER ETHERNET

Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology allows devices to transmit and receive both data and electric power over a single Ethernet cable connection. Sites where wall sockets are unavailable, unreliable or incompatible can use PoE to power Mako access points.

SECURE WI-FI

Certain Mako security gateway models feature dual‐band wireless for customer hotspots or general business use and support up to eight wireless SSIDs per device. The Mako System’s PCI DSS certification covers both wired and wireless communications, so your Wi-Fi networks can be configured securely for wireless devices handling sensitive data, such as POS tablets or healthcare equipment.

PCI DSS CERTIFIED

Unlike other networking solutions, the entire Mako System, including the Mako CMS and all Mako devices, is end‐to‐end PCI DSS certified, providing peace of mind that your sensitive data is handled properly. Mako’s PCI-certified enterprise templates facilitate bulk security configuration of Mako devices and make it easy to demonstrate compliance when necessary.

CLOUD MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING

Mako security gateways are fully cloud-managed via the Mako CMS, making remote management, monitoring and support simple and straightforward. Using a patented communications protocol, each Mako device connects securely to the Mako CMS over the public Internet. User security features include multi-factor authentication and role-based permissions. Authorized users have 24/7 remote access from anywhere in the world to a complete suite of cloud-based tools for advanced configuration, automated real-time alerts, enterprise reporting and troubleshooting diagnostics, reducing or eliminating the need for on-site maintenance.

Key Features

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

Mako access points are designed specifically to meet the wireless needs of distributed enterprises. A smaller footprint and flexible mounting options physically differentiate Mako access points from other Mako devices.

SECURE REMOTE WORKERS

Mako access points can also be deployed in security gateway mode, which allows the device to function as a secure edge router or a secure zone router for networking applications such as remote workers, where Mako VPN Cloud technology connects employees and contractors to your business network from home or the field as safely and easily as connecting on-site.

POWER OVER ETHERNET

Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology allows devices to transmit and receive both data and electric power over a single Ethernet cable connection. Sites where wall sockets are unavailable, unreliable or incompatible can use PoE to power Mako access points.

SECURE WI-FI

Certain Mako security gateway models feature dual‐band wireless for customer hotspots or general business use and support up to eight wireless SSIDs per device. The Mako System’s PCI DSS certification covers both wired and wireless communications, so your Wi-Fi networks can be configured securely for wireless devices handling sensitive data, such as POS tablets or healthcare equipment.

PCI DSS CERTIFIED

Unlike other networking solutions, the entire Mako System, including the Mako CMS and all Mako devices, is end‐to‐end PCI DSS certified, providing peace of mind that your sensitive data is handled properly. Mako’s PCI-certified enterprise templates facilitate bulk security configuration of Mako devices and make it easy to demonstrate compliance when necessary.

CLOUD MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING

Mako security gateways are fully cloud-managed via the Mako CMS, making remote management, monitoring and support simple and straightforward. Using a patented communications protocol, each Mako device connects securely to the Mako CMS over the public Internet. User security features include multi-factor authentication and role-based permissions. Authorized users have 24/7 remote access from anywhere in the world to a complete suite of cloud-based tools for advanced configuration, automated real-time alerts, enterprise reporting and troubleshooting diagnostics, reducing or eliminating the need for on-site maintenance.

ACCESS POINT COMPARISON CHART

Desktop Models
4500
4600
6500-M
6600-M
WAN Connection Types 1 Gb Ethernet 2.5 Gb Ethernet VDSL, ADSL2+, 1 Gb Ethernet, LTE 1 Gb Ethernet, SFP, Dual SIM Single Radio LTE (Active/Standby)
WAN Throughput 1 Gbps 2.5 Gbps 1 Gbps 1 Gbps
Automated WAN Failover No No
Failover Between Two or More Appliances No No
Number of Power Supplies 1 1 1 1
Number of Physical LAN Ports 2x 1 Gb Ethernet as AP, 1x 1 Gb Ethernet as Router 2 Ethernet (1x 1 Gb, 1x 2.5 Gb) as AP, 1x 1 Gb Ethernet as Router 4x 1 Gb Ethernet 4x 1 Gb Ethernet
Wi-Fi 2 x 2 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 4 x 4 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2 x 2 802.11b/g/n 2 x 2 802.11b/g/n/ac
External Antenna/SMA No No
VPN Cloud SD-WAN Throughput Up to 40 Mbps Up to 40 Mbps Up to 5 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
IPSec VPN Throughput Up to 40 Mbps Up to 40 Mbps Up to 5 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Number of Concurrent VPNs 10 10 10 20
Cloud Managed Zero Touch Deployment
IDS / IPS No No No
Content Filtering No No
Firewall in Router mode in Router mode
Automatic Software Updates
Traffic Prioritization in Router mode in Router mode
Detailed Usage Reporting in Router mode in Router mode
Diagnostics
PCI DSS Compliance