Clive Fonseka, CEO/GM of People’s Bank (from second right) exchanging the document with Hasith Prematillake, Managing Director, Hayleys Fentons (third from left).
People’s Bank partnered with Hayleys Fentons ICT for a transformative SD-WAN project. This initiative covered 375 customer contact points across Sri Lanka, becoming the largest SD-WAN installation within the financial sector in the country. The project’s astounding scale is a testament to the technological prowess and dedication of the Fentons ICT team, as they completed this multi-hub enterprise deployment in 70 days.
Clive Fonseka, CEO/GM, People’s Bank said, “This is another important milestone in our journey to become the most technologically superior bank in the country. We remain steadfastly committed to using technology to offer our customers an enhanced banking experience and increase our operational efficiency and revenue.”
Dhammika Dasa, Chief Information Officer of People’s Bank, enthusiastically praised the successful implementation, stating, “Hayleys Fentons ICT has played a pivotal role in modernizing our network infrastructure. This SD-WAN project optimizes our network performance and enables us to provide island-wide support within 2 hours via support centers.”
Hasith Prematillake, MD, Hayleys Fentons, stating that all 375 branches were seamlessly connected to the central hub through secure IPSEC tunnels, reinforcing security and reliability for the bank said, “In addition, our team took proactive measures for the network’s resilience by installing a secondary internet connection for backup purposes. The successful deployment is a testament to the technological prowess and dedication of the Fentons ICT team.”
Yoosoof Ihthisham, General Manager of Hayleys Fentons ICT, emphasized that their solution modernized the bank’s network infrastructure and equipped them with tools to enhance security, agility, and cost-effectiveness. The central management system provides administrators with complete control and easy network performance monitoring, ensuring secure communication between SD-WAN-enabled and non-SD-WAN branches.