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Mako marks first major international milestone

Mako marks first major international milestone
Mako Networks has announced a new international deal with Phoenix Managed Networks in the US to distribute and resell its technology in the US and UK.

Auckland-based cloud-based network management company Mako Networks has announced a new international deal with Phoenix Managed Networks in the US to distribute and resell its technology in the US and UK.

It marks Mako's first significant global agreement and will launch its services into two of the world's largest markets for credit card payments and related compliance services.

Phoenix, a payment network services provider, will serve as distributor and operator of a new Mako solution, PaySecure, which will assist merchants that process, store or transmit credit card data to meet the mandatory Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

The mandatory PCI DSS, created by the five major credit card companies in 2004, helps merchants that process, store or transmit credit card data reduce the risk of fraud through a variety of safeguards.

The PaySecure solution starts at merchant locations, where a Mako network appliance locks down payment networks to PCI DSS criteria and provides a primary connection to the internet.

Each cloud-managed network appliance provides on-site network security, while the Phoenix Managed Networks-operated central management system is used to configure and apply continuous compliance monitoring tools and safeguards.