Cloud-Based Management

Cloud-Based Management

The Mako System consists of a combination of Mako networking appliances and a hosted cloud-based Central Management System (CMS).

Designed to address the needs of the distributed enterprise, with Mako you can perform network administration on one site or thousands from anywhere. All you need is an internet connection and a web browser.

Mako networking appliances are configured and controled via the Mako CMS. They have no local configuration capability to greatly enhance security and deliver efficient, centralized control.

Authenticated users have complete visibility of all network locations and connections. Multi-factor authentication and role based privileges enable support tasks to be delegated to appropriate qualified support staff. Comprehensive diagnostics report health and status of Mako appliances, SD-WAN, VPNs, and associated data connections.

PCI DSS Compliance

PCI DSS Compliance

If your business processes, stores or transmits credit card data, it must meet a special set of security criteria known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

PCI DSS ensures that a baseline of security is in
place and helps reduce the risk of credit card fraud, but for many businesses, implementing and maintaining compliance with PCI DSS can be challenging and expensive.

Mako Networks is a world leader in helping businesses to achieve and maintain compliance.

SD-WAN

SD-WAN

A Mako SD-WAN is highly scalable and resilient Cloud VPN technology which leverages near ubiquitous Internet availability to securely connect distributed locations and key personnel to the enterprise, over any type of connection including cellular.

Mako appliances can be configured with up to four Internet connections including ethernet, fiber, xDSL and cellular, for the level of resiliency and redundancy most suited to your needs. Choose how each connection is used and set priority for each circuit and/or load balance across multiple circuits.

Securely connect remote locations to the corporate network, hosting providers and third-parties. Network traffic to internal resources is automatically routed through the SD-WAN (Mako VPN Cloud) while the remainder can breakout locally to maximize performance. Virtualized Mako concentrators can be hosted in GCP, AWS and Azure for organizations migrating services to the cloud.

Mako’s SD-WAN technology lets you build the cost-effective network you’ve always dreamed of.

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Mako Guardian Content Filtering

Mako Guardian Content Filtering

Set limits on the types of websites that can be accessed from your network, and create allowed/denied site lists.

Social media sites, for example, can consume an inordinate amount of time and attention. Moreover, social media sites are known to harbor security threats like malware and viruses.

Restricting access to employees in the marketing department, for example, would permit these users to accomplish a core element of their job function without opening the floodgates to all employees.

Administrators can choose to restrict access to sites by category, type or specific URL, or even set safe periods when access is permitted, like lunch breaks or after closing.

Mako’s reports give administrators the ability to see what websites are visited, when, for how long, and by whom.

Usage Reporting

Usage Reporting

Get detailed information about Internet usage at each network location and set thresholds to help control data costs.

While the Internet is undoubtedly a valuable business tool, it also presents security risks and can diminish employee productivity. Moreover, unfettered access can also lead to significant usage charges if data caps and usage thresholds are ignored.

The Mako Central Management System carefully tracks Internet usage and permits administrators to set alerts for each location, allowing managers to receive alerts when a certain threshold is reached, or even cut off Internet access if a limit is exceeded.

Status Alerts

Status Alerts

Real-time notification of potential network issues, including worm alerts online / offline, WAN and VPN Health, intrusion detection, potential threats, unauthorized devices and more.

Authorized users can receive proactive alerts via email, webhooks (e.g. Teams, Slack) or Netflow for an existing SIEM platform.

With Mako alerts you’re fully informed on the health and status of your entire networking environment.

Painless VPNs

Painless VPNs

There’s no easier way to setup Virtual Private Networks than through the Mako Central Management System. Authenticated users can securely connect network locations and permit one- or two-way traffic, all without requiring a static IP address.

Mako VPNs are carrier agnostic and can be established over any kind of connection including cellular.

Cellular Failover

Cellular Failover

Maintain network connections by automatically switching to high-speed mobile data if fixed-line networks go down.

Many Mako networking appliances feature built-in cellular modules and are configurable via the Central Management System to support cellular failover in case a primary fixed line goes down.

By utilizing Mako’s cellular failover capabilities, businesses get a truly redundant connection to the internet for use when primary broadband fails or to compliment it at all times.

Mako appliances continuously check the health of their cellular connection, so that if the primary connection fails, the appliance can automatically switch over. When the primary line returns again, the Mako automatically switches back – along with all the Mako VPNs.

In locations where fixed-line access is not available, or in more remote locations, Mako appliances with cellular can be configured to operate solely by wireless.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

Many Mako appliances support the activation of multiple private or guest Wi-Fi networks per site. Whether you have one, 10 or 10,000 locations, Mako’s Wi-Fi networking capabilities are simple to set up, highly reliable and centrally managed. 4600 Mako wireless access points support Wi-Fi 6, providing up to 8 SSIDs with greater coverage, speed and resilience. All Mako Wi-Fi supports VLANs, configurable via the Mako CMS.

Mako Wi-Fi, along with the entire Mako ecosystem is PCI DSS Level 1 certified.