Verizon | September 08, 2020
International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence, recognizes Verizon as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed SD WAN 2020 Vendor Assessment report1. Software-defined wide area networking (SD WAN) is a way for companies to create secure network connections utilizing a wide variety of underlying network technologies - commercial internet, wireless, private IP, etc. “The COVID-19 pandemic has proven the resilience of SD WAN extending to the remote worker, leveraging VPN connectivity and SD WAN gateways,” said Aamir Hussain, SVP Chief Product Officer Verizon Business. “SD WAN technology provides network awareness and can add layers of security that customers need now more than ever and we are proud to be recognized as a global leader in this area.”
Inango | September 07, 2020
Inango Systems, an Israeli software company specializing in innovative solutions for communications systems, announced it has added OpenSync™ support to its Virtual Services solution. OpenSync™ is a multi-industry open source software initiative that provides a framework for open service curation, delivery, management and support. "By adding OpenSync support to our Virtual Services solution we are able to significantly extend the number of end-user services for those customers using OpenSync enabled CPEs without the need for any CPE software upgrade," said Jonathan Masel, CEO and founder of Inango. "We are excited to support this important open source initiative in the industry."
Skupos | June 24, 2021
To facilitate retailers' participation in fully-managed brand financed programs and promotions that enhance income and enable retailers to remain competitive, Skupos Inc. has joined a Mako VPN Cloud Partner Program. As a result, distributed merchants utilizing Mako Networks security solutions may now log in to guarantee safe network connections using Mako SD-WAN technology.
The Mako VPN Cloud Partner Program enables retail sites to safely and quickly connect to the online applications of service providers. Skupos has direct access to the store via the Mako Central Management System (CMS), removes a 24/7 link to their back-office computer, and removes file problems due to disconnected files.
The Mako Cloud partners can use virtual or physical Mako VPN concentrations to provide tens of thousands of dispersed retail sites in their online environments. In addition, retailers already using a Mako security gateway may connect to a partner's network simply by choosing it from the relevant drop-down menu and using the Mako CMS instructions.
The platform Skupos supports retailers:
• Revenue Boost: Increase your income instantly through registration in scan data and brand-funded promotions.
• Build a Competitive Advantage: By providing discounts from brands to your customers, encouraging foot traffic and driving volume.
• Save time: Earn hassle-free income by managing end-to-end programs.
• Cost-Effective: Benefits from a platform without long-term commitments.
With the help of a growing number of partners, the Mako VPN Cloud Program symbiotic proposal, where Mako Networks, partners, and customers are all united, is driving rapid development. The characteristics that make this connection simple make it quick and economical. The move from existing platforms to the Mako System often produces considerable savings considering both upfront and continuing expenses.
Mako supports partners as a managed service provider:
• Complimentary or reduced cost Mako VPN aggregation technology
• Mako secure one-click connectivity template for the VPN.
• Marketing documents approved for Mako
• Mako technical support 24/7 access
In addition, Mako's application of source network address translation allows retailers to connect to Mako VPN Cloud Partners networks without resetting internal IP addresses (SNAT). As retail brand safety requirements sometimes prohibit payment environments from accessing the public Internet, Mako VPN Cloud offers merchants a secure way of contacting third-party service providers. The solution utilizes a Mako VPN Cloud connection that subverts the public Internet and respects PCI DSS and other safety requirements.
Mako System's key technological characteristics include:
• The NAT implementation of Mako enables retailers to connect to partner networks without resetting their internal IP address schemes.
• Mako Secure VPN cloud tunnels allow retailers to bypass public Internet connections, brand compliance, PCI DSS, and other security regulations.
• Mako's redundancy of the SD-WAN circuit, the redundancy of physical and virtual devices, and geographic redundancy ensure that retailers are kept in touch with partner networks.
About Skupos Inc. About
In 2016, Skupos was established to provide product placement data, price, and customer behavior data across the c-store sector. Skupos has since been the unique platform for ultimately connecting the retail value chain of convenience to tens of thousands of dealers at the point of sale. The company's technology, which focuses primarily on independent companies and small stores, enables marketers to establish direct relationships with c-store clients and learn how consumers deal with their goods; from its headquarters in San Francisco and Denver, Skupos services over 14,000 clients worldwide.
About Mako Networks
Mako Networks offers distributor companies easy, secure, PCI-certified networks. Mako operates worldwide from US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand offices and combines centralized cloud administration and reporting, genuine SD-WAN, secure Wi-Fi, built-in mobile, Mako VPN Cloud, next-generation firewalls, and end-to-end PCI DSS certification into one simple, easy-to-manage system.