Dialog Enterprise partners with Fortinet to launch Next-Generation Firewall as a Service in Sri Lanka

Dialog Enterprise, the corporate ICT solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, in partnership with Fortinet®, a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced the launch of Next-Generation Firewall as a Service (NGFWaaS) in Sri Lanka. Powered by FortiGate NGFW, the installation of this new virtual firewall which is six times faster, will enable Dialog Enterprise to offer cloud-based security to any edge at any scale. It will also deliver unparalleled AI-powered security performance and threat intelligence with complete visibility and secure networking convergence to customers across Sri Lanka, with uninterrupted uptime, even during power outages.

The cybersecurity skills shortage, coupled with the increasing specialization required to manage growing security infrastructure, is opening up new opportunities for managed security service providers (MSSPs) in Sri Lanka. Companies across industries are looking at MSSPs to cost-effectively deliver managed security and monitoring services to protect customer data, infrastructure, and users— regardless of who, where, when, and how IT assets are accessed. As Sri Lanka digitizes, Dialog’s Next-Generation Firewall as a Service (NGFWaaS) will help businesses improve their security posture, reduce complexity, manage costs, and, more importantly, confidently accelerate their digitization efforts with secure internet access.

 Vishak Raman, Vice President of Sales, India, SAARC & Southeast Asia at Fortinet, adds, “As organizations move more applications and data to the cloud; they are also realizing the benefits of embedding security within their cloud infrastructure. This is opening unprecedented market opportunities for Fortinet and its partners. With this partnership, Dialog can now deliver a broad range of security services with minimal cost and staff time to their customers across Sri Lanka and be prepared to address their current and future cybersecurity needs effectively.”

 “Cybersecurity has become a board level concern for most organizations,” says Navin Pieris, Group Chief Officer – Dialog Enterprise, Dialog Axiata PLC. “They want to be sure that their business is protected, and their digital assets, intellectual property and customer data are secured. FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls deliver seamless AI/ML-powered security and networking convergence over a single operating system and provide the highest ROI and lowest latency, across our enterprise portfolio. Being the only Fortinet managed security service provider in Sri Lanka, we are already seeing the adoption of our services by enterprise customers across all industries in the country.”

 Dialog NGFWaaS is a fully managed service designed for hyper-scale and high-performance networks with 99.9% availability and on-demand scalability for enterprises on a ramp. Tightly integrated with Dialog Enterprise cloud services, NGFWaaS security solutions can be integrated with legacy network architectures and other security solutions and comes with 24/7 after-sales assistance and support and provides significant operational cost savings by being hosted at the Dialog Data Center. These services are available with several flexible deployment options, LKR billing and guaranteed service-level agreements (SLAs) that can be customized to fit the needs of every individual enterprise customer.

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