Techniques are presented herein that add to the existing 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) fifth generation (5G), private 5G, and secure access service edge (SASE) connectivity options for remote hosts when such hosts are located in an enterprise software-defined access (SDA) network. The techniques aid in connecting remote terrain, Industry 4.0, Internet of things (IoT), and private 5G devices through enterprise SDA/SDN networks (or any other intermediary overlay networks) and provide inter-access technology communication between 5G and existing access technology endpoints in an enterprise SDA fabric. The techniques also bring point of presence (PoP) service-level agreement (SLA) information (such as latency measures, performance details, etc.) to an edge or access element of a network to facilitate 5G application-specific PoP selection and a redirection of traffic to the correct PoP. That information may be used to select an application-specific PoP exit which meet applicable SLA requirements and/or select a service using a particular border, and then select a specific PoP, thus meeting the SLA requirements. The techniques also augment a security solution when a physical firewall is not directly connected to the service border but, rather, is available as a 5G application, such as under a firewall as a service paradigm in a SASE environment.
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C Jain, Prakash; Saini, Vinay; K Hooda, Sanjay; and Mitrovic, Snezana, "COMMUNICATION ACROSS ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES WITH APPLICATION-SPECIFIC POP SELECTION IN SOFTWARE-DEFINED ENTERPRISE FABRIC", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 07, 2023)