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Aperia Solutions Adds Value With Mako Network

Aperia Solutions Adds Value to Sales Channel With Mako Networks

Company charts new direction with Mako System for PCI DSS compliance 

SAN FRANCISCO – 12 June 2013 – Mako Networks and Aperia Solutions have today announced a new partnership agreement to bundle the Mako System as part of Aperia’s PCI management solution to assist merchants in meeting the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Aperia’s customer base of more than 175 payment acquirers, financial institutions and Independent Service Organizations (ISOs) and 3 million merchants will now have access to Mako’s technology to assist their PCI DSS compliance requirements.

Under the terms of the agreement, Aperia Solutions will distribute the Mako System as part of Aperia’s PCI management solution, which will be resold by ISOs and payment processors to their end-user merchant base for PCI compliance, supported by Aperia’s technical service staff.

“There’s a reason why PCI DSS compliance is a hot topic here in the U.S.,” says Jim Bibles, Vice President of Business Development at Aperia Solutions. “With so many small merchants wrestling with the cost and rigors of compliance, offering the Mako System as part of our portfolio will be a significant advantage for our channel partners, and a great way for them to boost customer retention by offering a valuable service in addition to payment processing.”

Besides locking down payment networks to meet the PCI DSS criteria, the Mako System manages and secures the other segments of a merchant’s network as well. For example, Mako’s built-in Wi-Fi can be used for staff and guest Internet access, and cloud-managed VPN technology allows administrators to create wide area networks between locations simply and quickly.

The Mako System also helps eliminate potential security faults in a merchant’s network by vigorously enforcing traffic rules and network connection types to minimize the chance of data being misdirected.

“We’ve worked to create a total solution for small merchants and distributed enterprises that not just secures their network, but improves it,” says Simon Gamble, Mako Networks President for North America. “Our new relationship with Aperia will offer a chance for a large number of small merchants to get a first-class and secure network, while bundling their payment processing needs at the same time.”

The deal marks a new direction for Aperia Solutions, known primarily as a provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions and risk management software for the payments industry. The Mako System will include the first hardware component of the Aperia’s PCI compliance offering.

Information about Aperia’s solutions for PCI compliance is available on the company website:

About Aperi

From its roots in the finance, banking, and payments industry, Aperia expanded to become the preeminent provider of ETL, BI, and hosted solutions in a variety of industries and for a variety of clients. The Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms support millions of end users creating billions of transactions per day, all with the speed and reliability required for business. The company’s management combines more than a century in finance, business consulting, rapid growth, and governance, as well as business intelligence, the company’s core function. 

About Mako Networks

Mako Networks is a cloud-based network management company, providing services and managed appliances that connect businesses to the Internet and protect them from the threats it contains. Mako Networks helps merchants that process, transmit or store cardholder data to comply with the stringent Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) as a certified Level 1 service provider.


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