Mako Networks Moves into CALA Region with Allied Technology Partnership

Mako Networks Moves into CALA Region with Allied Technology Partnership

By Erik Linask

Mako Networks, which provides simple, secure, PCI-certified networks to distributed enterprises, has recently entered into a strategic partnership with Allied Technology Consulting Group, a technology and service provider based in Puerto Rico. The partnership is set to bring the Mako System for Cloud Managed SD-WAN, Firewall, and other IT solutions to businesses in the CALA region.

Established in 2000, Mako Networks has built its business delivering innovative edge security solutions to large, multi-location companies in 22 countries. Its flagship offering, the Mako System, provides seamless and secure networking through cloud-managed plug-and-play devices that require no onsite IT. The system supports myriad in-demand services, including SASE, SD-WAN, cellular failover, next-gen firewall, cloud VPN, Wi-Fi, and voice services. This comprehensive package can be purchased as a combination of hardware and managed services or as on a subscription basis.

The Mako System consists of two parts:

  • The Mako CMS delivers a single, easy-to-use interface that’s available 24/7 on any internet-connected device. It supports advanced networking features like remote configurations, automated alerts, reports and diagnostics.
  • Mako Devices are available in various types, functions and form factors, including security gateways, VPN concentrators, access points and managed switches — all designed for ease of management and high security.

Its new partner, Allied Technology Consulting Group, has been at the forefront of technology and service since its inception in 2011. The company has a strong focus on customer support and satisfaction through the quality delivery of IT services that help businesses tackle their digital futures.

The partnership will present an opportunity for businesses to leverage secure, scalable, and profitable networking solutions. It reflects not only an ongoing need for modern IT solutions, but also the continuing growth of MSP space. MSPs have seen an increasing demand for their services as businesses continue to navigate the complexities of modern technology and cyber security.

The growth of the MSP market is expected to continue, reaching $834.7 billion by 2032 (up from $278.9 billion last year. The growth is a result of MSPs continuing to offer a broader range of service, increasing their value to customers, but also by several larger trends.

Increasing Complexity of IT Operations – As businesses grow and evolve, so does their reliance on technology. The complexity of managing IT infrastructure, networks, systems, and data protection increases significantly as companies scale up and expand their operations. Many businesses, particularly SMBs, do not have the resources to manage these complex IT tasks in-house.

Need for Cost-Effective IT Management – Hiring and maintaining an in-house IT department can be costly for businesses. MSPs offer a cost-effective alternative, providing comprehensive IT services at a fixed monthly cost. This allows businesses to better manage their expenses, while receiving expert IT support and expertise.

Rise of Remote Work and Digital Transformation – The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift to remote work and digital operations, increasing the need for IT support. MSPs have played a crucial role in helping businesses navigate this transition, providing services such as cloud management, cyber security, and remote IT support, and a plethora of other IT services.

Growing Security Concerns – With the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats, businesses are recognizing the importance of robust IT security. But, they often don’t have the in-house resources to focus on security to the extent it’s needed. MSPs provide specialized security services, helping protect businesses from cyber threats and ensuring business continuity plans are in place.

As the digital landscape continues to evolve, businesses are increasingly looking to MSPs to support their IT needs. MSPs offer not only technical expertise but also an understanding of how technology can be leveraged to drive business growth and efficiency.

There is a gap in the information regarding why businesses are increasingly looking to MSPs to support their IT needs. I was not able to fully explore this topic within the time constraints. However, it is safe to say that the increasing complexity of IT systems, the need for specialized skills, cost-effectiveness, and the ability to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies are among the reasons businesses are turning to MSPs for support.

The Mako-Allied partnership further illustrates the crucial role MSPs play in helping businesses navigate the digital landscape securely and efficiently. It’s also a strong play into the CALA region, helping Mako further expand its global reach through telco and integrator partnerships. 

“Allied Technology is an ideal partner for Mako,” said Todd Vojta, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mako Networks. “They are trusted and proven providers of IT hardware, telecom networks and security to Puerto Rican and Central and Latin American businesses. With the Mako System, they can now offer secure networking to their clients with plug-and-play scalability and profitability.”

For the latest from the MSP space, from next-gen technologies to MSP growth strategies, don’t miss MSP Expo 2024, taking place February 13-15, 2024 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  MSP Expo is part of the broader #TECHSUPERSHOW experience.  With more than a dozen collocated conferences and events, #TECHSUPERSHOW and MSP Expo brings together business technology buyers, sellers, and partners for three days of education and networking, centered around the latest business tech trends and opportunities.

Edited by Erik Linask
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