Mako 6500-A2 Series

Certified by ICSA Labs for SMB firewall security

Mako 6500-A2 Series Network Appliances.

The Mako 6500-A2 is an award-winning network security appliance for small sites and businesses that access the Internet via an ADSL connection. Some models of the 6500-A2 also feature an additional built-in cellular connection, allowing business the option to connect to the Internet using a wireless signal if ADSL is not available. The Mako 6500-A2 incorporates a powerful firewall independently certified by ICSA Labs for network security, complemented by a host of technologies designed to help protect businesses that process, store or transmit credit card data.

Complete Security

Mako 6500 appliances employ a range of industry-leading security technologies, such as a stateful inspection firewall, port scanning protection, worm detection, AES 128-bit encryption for Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and support for Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) remote network access.

PCI DSS Certification

Any business that processes, stores or transmits credit card data must meet security requirements set up by the credit card companies to help reduce fraud, known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

The Mako 6500-A2 is specially built with the PCI DSS in mind, allowing businesses to quickly and easily lock down computer and payment networks.

Mako Networks was the first company in the world to hold a Level 1 PCI DSS certification for network management, the highest level of certification available.

Cellular Failover

As an additional connection option, the Mako 6500-A2 is available with a built-in cellular connection, capable of being used as a ‘failover’ option in case the primary ADSL connection goes down. The Mako 6500 will automatically switch over to use cellular data if the ADSL connection drops, offering businesses continuity in the case of network interruptions.

In areas where ADSL is not available, or in remote locations, cellular can also be set as the primary connection method.

Easy to Deploy

Like all Mako appliances, the 6500-A2 automatically receives configuration information from the Mako Central Management System (CMS) via the cloud, so there’s little to set up besides plugging in power and network cables.

Easy Setup Virtual Private Networks

External networks connected by Mako appliances can be linked to the Mako 6500-A2 in seconds by three easy mouse clicks in the CMS, without requiring static IP addresses. Each 6500-A2 can simultaneously link up to 20 external VPNs. The Mako 6500-A2 can also connect to third-party equipment and firewalls.

Centralized Logging/Reporting

Mako 6500-A2 appliances securely send traffic information back to the CMS every few minutes. This data is used to generate easy-to-understand graphical reports about network usage, including data use by site, user and timeframe, real- time reporting of intrusion attempts, and records of Internet traffic. Based on this information, the CMS can also send proactive alerts regarding data usage, device temperature, worm detection, and more.

Integrated Router

Mako 6500-A2 units incorporate a fully featured ADSL router to provide access to the Internet at speeds up to 25Mb per second.

Embedded Wi-Fi

Mako 6500 appliances include Wi-Fi for customer hotspots or general business use. Using the Mako CMS, administrators can set limits and parameters around guest access, or protect against unauthorized wireless connections.

Simple Troubleshooting

A color-coded LED panel on the Mako 6500 provides Internet and network connection information at a glance. For non- technical users, this makes it easy to quickly diagnose network issues. When technical support is needed, helpdesk technicians use the CMS to view and control appliance status, connections and configuration, making it easy to troubleshoot and resolve issues without the need for site visits.

Hardware Specification

LAN Interface 2 x Ethernet RJ45 10/100 Mbps ports. Auto crossover.
WAN Interface 1 x RJ11 ITU G.992 ADSL 1/2/2+ port
Power Supply External 100 or 240VAC Input (50 or 60Hz)12VDC output
USB Port For support functions (i.e. manual configuration).
Chassis Dimensions 8.58 x 8.58 x 1.57 inches |  218 x 218 x 40 mm (L x W x H)
Operating Temperature 41° F to 104° F | 5° C to 40° C
Humidity 10% to 90% relative, non-condensing
Hardware VPN Encryption Supported
Power Consumption 10W – Typical

Wireless Specification

802.11 b/g/n
Bandwidth Up to 300 Mbps
Security WPA2 Personal
Frequencies 802.11b/g: 2.412 GHz – 2.472 GHz
802.11n HT20: 2.412 GHz – 2.472 GHz
802.11n HT40: 2.422 GHz – 2.462 GHz
Other Integrated access point scanning
Wireless Multimedia (WMM)
Output Power < 100 mW (e.i.r.p.)

Compliance Specification

ADSL Standards ANSI T1.413 i2ITU G.992.1 G.dmt (ADSL1)ITU G.992.3 (ADSL2)ITU G.992.5(ADSL2+ – Annexes A & M)
2G Standards GSM, GPRS, EDGE
2G Frequencies 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
3G Frequencies 850, 900*, 1900, 2100 MHz
Network Protocols PPP over ATM (RFC 2364 PPPoA)PPP over Ethernet (RFC 2516 PPPoE)BridgedEthernet over ATM (RFC 1483 /RFC 2684)
Electromagnetic Compliance EN55022 – CSPIR 22 Class B (EMC)EN55024 – CSPIR 24 (Immunity)FCC Part15 Class B
Safety Standards CB, IEC 60950, EN 60950 & AS/NZS 60950
U.S. Compliance FCC part 68
EU Telecoms ITU-T G.992.3 & G.992.5 (Annex A & M)
AU Telecoms AS/ACIF S041 & AS/NZS S043
NZ Telecoms PTC 273 (ADSL)PTC 257 (3G)
Environmental Lead-free and RoHS compliant
Firewall ICSA-certified, Stateful Packet Inspection

*Note: not available on all versions

Features and Benefits

  • Centrally managed, automated software updates, 24×7 monitoring, remote office access, advanced diagnostics and syslogs
  • Detailed reporting including Mako usage, PC usage, remote VPN, current status and more
  • Control over Internet access, traffic threshold management, high usage notifications and worm alerts
  • Simple, uncluttered interface with enhanced ease of use and navigation
  • Dual LAN with DHCP
  • Dynamic DNS support
  • VPN – 20 concurrent IPSec, 10 concurrent PPTP
  • ICSA-certified firewall
  • Embedded Wi-Fi
  • Optional PCI DSS compliance and Mako Guardian content filtering

DSL Modem Specifications

  • ADSL2+ supporting fast downloads with speeds up to 25 Mbps**
  • Supports Annex A & M allowing uploads at speeds up to 2.5 Mbps (Annex M) and 1Mbps (Annex A)

Note: **Speeds indicated are for ideal conditions, actual maximum speeds will vary.

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