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.

Is your legacy network holding your organization back?
The world has been talking a lot about the “new normal” that’s coming our way post-pandemic, and it’s not limited to masks and social distancing. Organizations are evolving to the point where the network perimeter...
4 Ways to Improve WAN Security
With global spending on cyber security estimated to reach $10 billion by 20271, cybersecurity has arguably become one of the most important corporate initiatives. The wide area network (WAN) is one of the most common...
How Businesses Gain from Integrating SD-WAN and Security
SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) and security technologies are convergently evolving—responding to the needs of the market while stimulating new demand through innovation. SD-WAN and security capabilities are being integrated in platforms both on-premises and...
SD-WAN in 2019: The New De Facto Standard
With its sweeping improvements in agility, reliability, security, performance, and cost, SD-WAN has moved into the networking mainstream in a remarkably short period of time. While MPLS will continue to serve in hybrid networks and...
How SD-WAN Can Take On Branch Office Security Challenges
Prior to SD-WAN, multi-location enterprise networks needed to rely solely on local protection at the branch office level from a data security perspective. This typically meant point security appliances at the network boundary in the...
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