Dialog Enterprise Partners NetFoundry to Launch Network-as-a-service (NaaS) in Sri Lanka

April 06, 2021         Colombo



In a strategic partnership with NetFoundry, the leaders in cloud-native zero trust networking, Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solutions arm of Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider Dialog Axiata PLC (Dialog), announced the introduction of Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) for its enterprise customers. Pioneering the journey of a digital ecosystem orchestrator, Dialog Enterprise together with NetFoundry, will be offering services around application connectivity and robust network security. With this solution, Dialog Enterprise facilitates the work-from-anywhere (WFA) reality by providing reliable, secure data that can be delivered from anywhere at any time with improved performance and efficiency over a standard internet connection.

Catering to the new normal of WFA, it is imperative that security is tightened when operating outside of the trusted corporate network. More emphasis has to be put on securing all connected devices through public cloud, private cloud or on-premises servers. The joint solution delivers enhanced zero trust security and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) capabilities. Enterprise customers can now confidently embrace the cloud with fast, secure, and efficient access to its services. Delivered as Network-as-a-service, the connection setup does not require hardware or physical networks allowing organisations to spin-up zero trust, application-specific networks in minutes and charge per the actual usage.

Speaking on this occasion, Venura Mendis, Head of ICT Business of Dialog Axiata PLC stated “The partnership with NetFoundry will be a key milestone in Dialog Enterprise’s journey as a digital enabler for Sri Lankan businesses as this presents an ideal solution for remote workers with the new normal working conditions by not only securely connecting end points but also integrating with public cloud services like AWS, Microsoft, Google, and private cloud or local datacentres.”

“We are pleased to partner with Dialog Axiata, one of Sri Lanka’s largest telecommunication service providers who have been in the vanguard of innovation in the mobile industry.” stated Dipesh Ranjan, VP and MD of NetFoundry Asia Pacific. He further added “Together, we are addressing the challenges brought about by the pandemic by providing zero trust Network-as-a-service. We’re bringing agility, security, and speed that traditional connectivity solutions can’t match to drive innovation and business success.”

Zero trust networking surpasses the traditional approach of trusting devices within defined boundaries or devices connected to specific VPNs. This next-generation connectivity solution enables enterprises to connect to any cloud, any edge, any app, any datacentre, any IoT environment in minutes with increased performance, heightened security at a much lower cost.

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