Mike Frane

Mike Frane is the Vice President of Product Management for SD-WAN at Windstream Enterprise, where he 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.

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  • How SD-WAN enhances the performance of existing WANs

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  • How businesses gain from integrating SD-WAN and security

    How businesses gain from integrating SD-WAN and security

    A recent Gartner survey found that security is the top WAN concern. Fortunately, SD-WAN and security technologies are evolving together.

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