Mako Networks is a specialist network management company specializing in small site security, health record access and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance solutions. The company assists businesses around the world to secure their networks and provide the capabilities needed to better manage their network connections.
Mako provides its solutions using a unique cloud-based system consisting of two principal parts: a Central Management System accessed through a secure website, and network appliances installed at customer locations. Through this two-part system, Mako is able to deliver a range of services that provide Internet connections, protection, access control and detailed reporting.
Mako was first founded as YellowTuna Networks in 2000, built on a vision to provide enhanced security and network protection for small businesses that connected to the Internet by broadband. The company’s co-founders, Chris Massam and Simon Gamble, remain with the company to this day, serving in senior leadership roles for the company they created.
Thanks to an internationally patented proprietary communications protocol, Mako has gone on to become a leader in specialized cloud-based network management and security. The company’s reputation is further enhanced by the wide range of independent certifications it holds to conduct the services it provides.
In 2009, Mako Networks became the first network management company in the world to become a PCI DSS-certified Level 1 service provider. This followed an extensive re-alignment of the businesses and rigorous auditing process to ensure Mako meets the highest standards for credit card data security – a feat few companies can boast.
In addition to credit card security, the Mako System is capable of providing a host of other services that foster more collaboration and a better-connected business. The Mako System is an effective tool to help managers understand what’s going on within a business and across their network through tools like detailed use reporting, monitoring and proactive alerting.
Mako Networks currently operates from offices in San Francisco, London and Auckland, New Zealand, and through channel partners around the world.