SASE is never a one size fits all. In order for the SASE concept to be successful and dominant among all sizes of enterprises and service providers, it is required to allow for disaggregation of HW and SW and of the SW stack itself so different elements could come from different vendors. The application concept that flexiWAN, together with the unlocking of routing policy defined in the theoretical SASE recommendation, brings the Hybrid SASE to the forefront.
The move from the office to Work From Anywhere as well as the digital transformation that has shifted the focus to the cloud requires a change in how users access the enterprise network and the applications of the enterprise.
Network architects must start planning today to push routing intelligence, that provides application performance guarantees and security controls, to the very edge of their networks.