Businesses’ IT infrastructures have undergone critical changes in the way that they store data and extend access to resources for users. Cloud, BYOD, and remote work have changed things forever. Where the flow of traffic is not optimized, business continuity is disrupted and an enterprise’s bottomline is adversely affected. While organizations often think in these terms when it comes to things like applications that are hosted in one region but accessed globally, these same issues remain when it comes to security, as well. Security vendors need to optimize their infrastructures to ensure maximum performance as globally dispersed users access the cloud and resources that are hosted in different locations around the world--a situation that can breed significant latency.