Mako and BT Launch Secure, Cloud-managed PCI Payment Solution for Retail Enterprises Worldwide

Mako Networks technology offers BT’s Cardway customers enhanced resilience, visibility and control.

CHICAGO, OCTOBER 3, 2022 – BT and Mako Networks today have announced a major enhancement to BT’s Cardway portfolio of payment solutions following the signing of a global agreement. It will see BT offer multinational retail customers a new cloud-managed PCI-certified Secure Compliant Edge solution to make it easier for them to connect and manage thousands of sites globally in a high-performance secure, reliable, scalable and cost-effective way.

Cardway is a portfolio of solutions that help businesses accepting credit cards in person (card-present merchants) to secure and manage their networks, reduce downtime of their point-of-sale (POS) devices and optimise costs. It is designed to comply with PCI DSS regulations.

Existing and new BT customers can now upgrade to the Cardway Secure Compliant Edge for enhanced security, control and reliability. Built around the latest secure access services edge (SASE) approach, it uses proprietary Mako virtual private network (VPN) Cloud SD-WAN technology to connect and protect thousands of locations via BT-managed internet connectivity – both wired and wireless.

Mako edge devices and the Mako Central Management System form a closed-loop management interface that is end-to-end PCI-certified and cloud-accessible anytime, anywhere. Fast failover for payment zones, including a 5G cellular option, ensures business continuity.

“Trust and reliability are fundamental to great customer experiences,” said Marie Boycott, head of payments at BT’s Global unit. “With our new Cardway Secure Compliant Edge, developed with Mako, we’re helping to remove retailers’ worries about the security, performance and compliance of their payment processes. This allows them to focus on delivering excellent service overall and build strong customer relationships.”

“We are extremely proud to have been selected by BT to help expand its Cardway services with the launch of its new Mako-based secure, managed payment solution,” says Simon Gamble, president of Mako Networks. “The world’s largest distributed retail enterprises are choosing Mako technology to enable transformative networking infrastructure to be efficiently deployed throughout their organizations whilst allowing franchisees the control and visibility they demand. BT’s experience and reach will ensure more retailers have access to the best managed networking technology in the market.”

To inquire about Mako’s managed network products and services for your distributed retail enterprise, contact Mako Networks at or +1 800-851-4691.

BT’s experience and reach will ensure more retailers have access to the best managed networking technology in the market.

About BT

BT Group is the UK’s leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications and related secure digital products, solutions and services. We also provide managed telecommunications, security and network and IT infrastructure services to customers across 180 countries.

BT Group consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer serves individuals and families in the UK; Enterprise and Global are our UK and international business-focused units respectively; Openreach is an independently governed, wholly owned subsidiary, which wholesales fixed access infrastructure services to its customers – over 650 communication providers across the UK.

British Telecommunications plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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About Mako Networks

Mako Networks develops technology to deliver simple, secure, PCI-certified networks for distributed enterprises. Operating internationally from offices in the United States, UK, Australia and New Zealand, Mako integrates centralized cloud management and reporting, true SD-WAN, secure Wi-Fi, HA Fast Failover, Mako VPN Cloud, next-generation firewalls and end-to-end PCI DSS certification in one easy-to-manage system. For more information, visit

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