Dialog Enterprise Enables David Pieris Group of Companies Digital Transformation with Dialog SD-WAN Solution
July 4th, 2022 Colombo
Navin Pieris - Group Chief Officer - Dialog Enterprise, Dialog Axiata PLC with Jayaraj Sayanthan – Executive Director, David Pieris Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd. Following the signing of the partnership agreement. Also in the picture (l-R) Manik Dissanayake - Senior Account Manager - Large Enterprise, Dialog Axiata PLC, Baherathan Balasundaram - Product Manager, Dialog Axiata PLC, Venura Mendis - Head of ICT Business, Dialog Axiata PLC, Rajitha Kumarage – Head of Information Communication Technology, David Pieris Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd. And Malindu Dilshan – Team Lead – Network and Security Operations, David Pieris Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd.
Dialog Enterprise, the corporate ICT solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, helped complete the digital transformation initiative of the David Pieris Group of Companies by successfully completing the deployment of its Secure Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN).
The David Pieris Group of Companies entrusted Dialog Enterprise--the only Fortinet-managed security service ISP provider in Sri Lanka--with the responsibility of deploying and managing the overall connectivity requirements of the Group’s 79 branch offices. With a mandate to enable direct internet access with multiple broadband connections to all offices, along with secure cloud adaptation and link redundancy, the David Pieris Group of Companies adopted the Dialog secure SD-WAN solution. This enabled more efficient use of bandwidth and high-performance levels for critical applications without compromising information security and customer operations. Dialog Enterprise swiftly deployed and integrated the Dialog secure SD-WAN solution with the David Pieris Group of Companies’ existing network, adding critical layers of security to boost network protection, while utilising application-wise traffic prioritisation to optimise user experience and manage bandwidth. The result: Direct internet access from all branch offices without compromising security, link redundancy for always-on connectivity at a low cost, maximized utilization of all available connectivity options, secure access to cloud applications, and a better user experience with application-aware routing.
Speaking of the partnership, Navin Pieris, Group Chief Officer - Dialog Enterprise, Dialog Axiata PLC, said “We are honoured to be a contributor to the digital transformation journey of the David Pieris Group of Companies. As their technology partner, we are pleased to enable them to provide unparalleled service offerings. The SD-WAN solution we implemented provides an optimal outcome on the simplified management of the Group’s network, cloud connectivity and security with integrated threat protection and secure traffic across broadband internet and into the cloud.”
Chamilka Ambagahawatta, Chairman and Managing Director - D P Infotech (Pvt) Ltd, the IT arm of the David Pieris Group of Companies stated, “The David Pieris Group of Companies has an extensive island-wide branch network, as well as a significant mobile workforce that works from the field. In order to provide a seamless flow of services and information, we need to ensure that our people can connect to systems safely and without encountering obstacles. We are happy to adopt the Dialog secure SD-WAN solution managed by Dialog Enterprise, as adopting this solution was part of our cloud strategy.”
Dialog SD-WAN allows corporates to administer operate network infrastructure that includes multiple connection types such as broadband, cellular connections and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) seamlessly. The technology enables connectivity and services from a single location, such as an organization's headquarters or via the cloud--without compromising security. It provides secure access to cloud-based applications, direct internet breakout, backed by low-cost link redundancy. With automated application-aware routing and more efficient utilization of all available connectivity options, Dialog SD-WAN delivers a superior user experience at the lowest cost.