Mako Networks Partners with X10 Technologies to Supply Secure Networking Solutions to Canadian Retailers
Canada’s Leading Systems Integrator to Deliver the Mako System to Groceries and Gas Stations Throughout Canada
CHICAGO – July 5, 2023 – Mako Networks, a market leader in secure, cloud-managed networks for distributed enterprises, announced today that it is partnering with X10 Technologies, a Canada-based systems integrator specializing in end-to-end advanced network infrastructure, network security and application delivery solutions.
Through the partnership, X10 Technologies will deliver the Mako System to Canadian business clients, including grocery stores, petrol stations and brick-and-mortar retailers. The Mako System is a PCI-certified, cloud-managed and carrier-independent secure networking platform that allows distributed enterprises to easily create secure, high-performance business networks.
The Mako System delivered by X10 allows Canadian customers to connect and manage thousands of sites via a highly secure, reliable, scalable and cost-effective cloud-based central management system (CMS) that supports a range of critical services, including SD-WAN, next-gen firewall, VPN connections and cellular failover. Plus, it offers active management, reporting and single-pane secure network controls.
“As a managed services provider, X10 guides and supports enterprises through their digital transformation and cyber-resilience journey, so it’s important we have platforms that we – and our clients – can count on,” said Oleg Ivanov, President and CTO of X10 Technologies. “The Mako System provides our clients with always-on secure networking, and we get a system that’s plug and play and cloud managed, so our team can easily scale to serve enterprises like retailers with hundreds or thousands of locations.”
Partnering with X10 is an important part of Mako Networks’ global expansion strategy through partnerships with global telecommunications brands and leading in-country integrators. The X10 partnership expands Mako’s delivery capabilities and support in Canada for business customers, including grocery stores and petrol stations.
“X10 Technologies’ specialization in larger, complex networks is the perfect fit for the Mako System,” said Todd Vojta, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mako Networks. “Together, we can deliver always-on secure networking required to support digital transformation for distributed enterprises like grocery store chains and petrol stations across Canada.”
Mako is a vital technology vendor in the c-store and petroleum markets in the U.S. and Europe, servicing tens of thousands of locations for leading brands like Chevron, BP, Sunoco, Citgo, Shell, Sinclair, the EG Group and Circle K.
Mako’s success in retail markets is due in part because the Mako System is certified to PCI DSS Level One Service Provider standards. Unlike other providers that offer PCI-compliant services, Mako’s underlying technology is PCI-certified annually by an independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), so PCI compliance is easier for customers to achieve.
“PCI DSS compliance is a must for X10’s retail clients,” said Julia Potapova, Operations Manager at X10 Technologies. “Mako makes it easy to ensure card data is secure with its PCI-certified system. That way, we can focus on supporting our clients’ efforts to deliver fast and frictionless experiences with the latest applications like pay at the pump, tap to pay and more.”
The Mako System consists of two parts:
The Mako CMS delivers a single, easy-to-use interface that’s available 24/7 on any internet-connected device. It supports advanced networking features like remote configurations, automated alerts, reports and diagnostics.
Mako Devices are available in various types, functions and form factors, including security gateways, VPN concentrators, access points and managed switches — all designed for ease of management and high security.
About X10 Technologies
X10 Technologies was founded in Vancouver, B.C., in 2004 as a network engineering consulting company focusing on the design and implementation of large-scale networks that required advanced technical skills and expertise. Today, the company delivers end-to-end networking, security, data center, edge computing, cloud, disaster recovery systems, collaboration and managed services to thousands of customers across Canada, the U.S. and Asia. For more information, visit x10technologies.com.
Founded in 2000, Mako Networks develops technology to deliver simple, secure, PCI-certified networks to distributed enterprises, such as gas stations, convenience stores, retail chains, quick serve restaurants, health clinics and more. Mako Network's innovative edge security solution is deployed in 22 countries by some of the largest multilocation companies in the world. The All-in-One Mako System provides effortless nonstop secure networking using proprietary cloud-managed plug-and-play devices that offer speed to deployment and instant scale with no onsite IT required. The Mako System also supports a range of in-demand services, such as SASE, SD-WAN, Cellular Failover, Next-Gen Firewall, Cloud VPN, Wi-Fi and Voice services. The Mako System is sold as a combination of hardware and managed services or as an "as a service" subscription from Mako Networks or its authorized partners. Mako Networks is a global organization based in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit makonetworks.com.