Articles By: Mike Frane

VP of Product Management

About Mike

Mike is responsible for the company’s overall SD-WAN strategy, as well as the network and security service portfolios. Since joining the organization in 2008, he’s overseen the launch and lifecycle of services including LTE wireless, Ethernet and MPLS IPsec access elements, Secure WiFi & Analytics, Application Performance Optimization, IPsec VPN, and Unified Communications. Prior to Windstream’s acquisition of EarthLink, Mike led the launch of EarthLink’s SD-WAN service, their most successful product introduction in over a decade. Mike has a BS in Genetics and Cellular Biology from the University of Minnesota and was involved in gene therapy research at the Institute of Human Genetics before entering the telecommunications industry.

Q&A on SASE: What, Why and When
In this Q&A, Mike Frane, our vice president of product management, explains how SASE gives remote teams secure, uninterrupted access to critical networks and cloud resources.
The 5 foundational components of SASE
While still in early stages, SASE is defined by 5 components that embed networking and security capabilities into a single-service cloud model. Learn what these are and why they are important.
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