Dialog Enterprise entering the ngena partner ecosystem

Feb 3, 2021

Dialog Enterprise partnering ngena delivers the next generation of networking


Securing another edge in technological advancements, Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC (Dialog), recently announced the Global Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) solution, in partnership with the globally acclaimed ngena network – the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance.

ngena comprises of alliance members from all over the globe, thereby facilitating infrastructure for local connectivity that are centrally managed through the ngena Connectivity Platform as a Service. This partnership will now let a MNC manage a global network between its different global offices and DCs just as easily as they manage their local network.

This new partnership marks a key milestone in FlexNet, the fully managed SD-WAN solution by Dialog, created for enterprises enabling their multinational corporate customers to now deploy global connectivity faster and more conveniently. This in turn translates to more visibility and better control for IT administrators over the deployments around the world at a much lower cost, making deployment and managing global VPN networks a seamless experience. The joint alliance with ngena will make it possible for companies in Sri Lanka and around the world to obtain global SD-WAN service from a single source in one touch and customers will bear witness to the benefits of an innovative, user friendly, scalable and quickly deployable global business network.

With a continuous focus on enabling and supporting the digital transformation journey of enterprise customers, Dialog Enterprise launched Flexnet last year, facilitating local enterprises in their global Cloud journey and bandwidth expansion without compromising the security of the networks. Presently, with this new capability added to FlexNet, Dialog Enterprise can now elevate and align its clientele to a global presence, enabling them to enjoy the unique features and benefits of SD-WAN.

As has been observed by Navin Pieris, Dialog Axiata Vice President – Enterprise Business and Large Enterprise Sales; “While we excel in connecting locations in Sri Lanka, Dialog has a strong portfolio of globally connected customers. The introduction of ngena’s global SD-WAN solution will add agility and simplicity for our MNC customers.” Further, the solution’s inbuilt security functions ensure enhanced protection against cyber-attacks when deploying applications on the public Cloud – giving IT Managers the control to deploy and manage company-wide security policies on the fly.

Navin Pieris, Dialog Axiata Vice President – Enterprise Business and Large Enterprise Sales

“We are delighted to have Dialog as our partner, one of the most advanced Telecom Services Providers in the ASEAN market. The combination of having ngena’s fully managed and Cisco powered SD-WAN as a Service offering, has enabled Dialog’s customers to have access to the industry’s first fully integrated SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) offering that combines best-of-breed SD-WAN with a cutting-edge Cloud Security portfolio”, says ngena CEO Bart de Graaff.

Bart de Graaff, CEO of ngena

FlexNet is the first fully managed SD-WAN solution in Sri Lanka that is fully equipped in handling seamless migration and management of applications in complex networks of private VPNs, and of the private and public Cloud. Compatible and integrating well with global public Cloud services AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc., FlexNet presents varied options for hybrid Cloud integrations as well. With its proven track record of world class expertise, Dialog already claims for a set of proven skills to advise and design WAN networks encompassing multiple backhaul technologies and concepts and make them run efficiently based on unique customer requirements.


About Dialog Axiata (Sri Lanka)

Dialog Axiata Group, a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), operates Sri Lanka’s Leading Quad-Play Connectivity Provider. Dialog Axiata PLC, listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange, supplements its market leading position in the Mobile Telecommunications sector with a robust footprint and market presence in Sri Lanka’s Fixed Telecommunications and Digital Television markets through its fully owned subsidiaries Dialog Broadband Networks (Private) Ltd (DBN) and Dialog Television (Private) Ltd., (DTV). Dialog Axiata Group is Sri Lanka’s largest Foreign Direct Investor (FDI) with investments totaling USD 2.7 Billion.

The winner of six Global Mobile Awards, Dialog has the distinction of being voted by Sri Lankan Consumers as the ‘Service Brand of the Year’, ‘Youth Choice – Service Brand of the Year’, and for a record ninth year running, the ‘Telecommunication Brand of the Year’ at the SLIM-Nielsen Peoples Awards. The Company was awarded Sri Lanka’s ‘Most Valuable Consumer Brand 2019’ for the second year and ‘Top Telecommunications Brand’ for the thirteenth year in the Brand Finance league table and also won the ‘Industrial IoT Initiative of the Year’ award at the Global Telecoms Awards 2019. Dialog is an ISO 9001 certified company and has received numerous local and international awards, including the National Quality Award, the Sri Lanka Business Excellence Award and endorses the worldwide Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to build a sustainable future for all by 2030.

Dialog has been at the forefront of innovation and digitization in the mobile industry in Sri Lanka since the late 90’s, propelling the nation’s mobile telephony infrastructure to a level of advancement on par with the developed world. The company delivers advanced mobile telephony and high speed mobile broadband services to a subscriber base of ~15 Million Sri Lankans, via 2.5G and 3G/3.5G and 4G/4.5G networks, and in December 2018, Dialog showcased the first 5G pilot transmission in South Asia.
For more information visit www.dialog.lk.


About ngena

ngena is a global company that connects teams and unites the workforce worldwide through a centralized connectivity network experience. With one touch, ngena simplifies and strengthens global cloud computing, business networking, data analytics and data security at workplaces within the enterprise and at home. With the full support and strength of Cisco, ngena uses state-of-the-art cloud and SD-WAN technologies. ngena is the first company to offer pre-built configuration for fast and secure deployment using its Connectivity Platform as-a-Service.

ngena is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany with business operations in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information visit www.ngena.net

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