Forward Networks

Santa Clara, CA, USA
Oct 5, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Executives Confident Despite Teams Citing a Lack of Visibility, and Siloed and Poorly Integrated Systems that Continue to Undermine Network Security.
Sep 27, 2021   |  By Chiara Regale
When your organization is inevitably hit by a cyberattack, you want your security operations engineers to move lightning fast to identify the scope, duration, and impact of the attack, contain the disruption and prevent any costly or lasting damage. To do that, they need access to actionable information about everything that’s in your network — where devices are located, how they interact, and all the relevant details about their configuration and state.
Sep 21, 2021   |  By Chiara Regale
I recently published a piece in Dark Reading covering the network security challenges of M&A activity. As we ease the restrictions put in place to combat COVID-19, we’re expecting to see business activity including M&A pick up speed, it’s important that the implications of integrating networks are fully understood to ensure that the expected business benefits are achieved as soon as possible.
Sep 15, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Global Software Awards Program Recognizes Company's Forward Enterprise SaaS Solution.
Aug 26, 2021   |  By Derick Winkworth
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to attend two technology events IN PERSON!!! Seeing people “mask-to-mask” has been fun and educational. Forward Networks recently exhibited at Black Hat in Las Vegas and AFCEA TechNet Augusta. Obviously, security was the topic at Black Hat, but it was also top of mind for TechNet attendees, and attendees at both events stressed the need for better network behavioral insight.
Aug 10, 2021   |  By Dawn Slusher
Between us — there’s no such thing as zero trust — it’s a catchy term used to describe a very complicated approach to security. But just because marketing loves the term doesn’t mean we should ignore the concept. The idea of zero trust is the assumption that users should be granted the least access possible to be productive, and that security should be verified at every level with consistent protection measures.
Jul 2, 2021   |  By Chiara Regale
With the constant rise of modern cyber threats, many businesses are aiming for zero-trust infrastructure to keep themselves and their customers safe. But a zero-trust environment, where only authorized people can access information and resources, is often more difficult to implement than anticipated. If security teams and network engineers cannot visualize the network and its possible traffic paths and behaviors, they can’t possibly secure the environment.
Jun 29, 2021   |  By David Erickson
On June 28, we announced new features within Forward Enterprise that help security engineers spend less time on reactive tasks so they can be more proactive. Why would a networking company expand into the security space? Good question. Let me share some of the reasoning that led to expanding deeper into this space, and why I am excited about it.
May 6, 2021   |  By Fabrizio Maccioni
Today’s networks are too complex for manual network management and updates. With most enterprises composed of tens of thousands of devices spanning multiple geographical locations, on-premises hardware, Virtual environment, and multiple clouds – it’s virtually impossible to push updates manually. Also – the sheer volume of vendors and coding languages can be overwhelming for a network operations engineer.
Mar 24, 2021   |  By Fabrizio Maccioni
Network operations teams rely on highly specialized tools developed by individual vendors designed to address particular problems. The result? Most enterprises have 10+ Network Operations applications in place and they don’t talk to each other—which means that network operations engineers spend an exhaustive and unnecessary amount of time toggling between applications and sifting through information as they work to resolve tickets.
Sep 30, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Trying to make sense of your cloud security posture shouldn't mean flipping between multiple screens and inferring how traffic is behaving. Join this live event to see how you can monitor and verify your security posture across multiple clouds on a single screen.
Sep 2, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Join Bob Costello, a former senior executive, in the Office of Information and Technology at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Andre Kindness, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.
Jul 23, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Customer Solutions Architect, Eric Gates demonstrates how having a mathematically-accurate digital twin can expedite otherwise tedious task of network security compliance audits.
May 5, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Combining the power of Forward Networks' Digital Twin with Itential's low-code network automation platform enables network operations teams to take full advantage of automated network configuration without the risk of unintended consequences from change windows.
Apr 27, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Original broadcast date: April 21, 2021 Network Query Engine: Using our Most Popular Feature to put Humans in Control of the Network Description Technical solutions architect Derick Winkworth demonstrates how operations teams are using the Google-like search features of NQE (Network Query Engine) to shave hours off of troubleshooting and provide unrivaled insight into network behavior. We double-dog dare you to attend this workshop and not find a better way to tame your network.
Apr 27, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Problems managing your enterprise network ACLs? Think there's no way around it? Forward has solutions to your ACL conflicts and chaos. From top-tier service providers to global financial services, Fortune 500 companies trust Forward to save them from troubleshooting headaches and avoidable network outages.
Apr 27, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
After years of PhD research and commercial development, the team at Forward has delivered a modern approach to enterprise networking and we call it mathematical network modeling. The key idea is to use math to accurately represent your network's behavior, not one device or path, but everything, every possible behavior of your network. Our software-based digital twin provides rapid insights to understand reachability and security. So any network team can now move from reacting to getting ahead.
Feb 18, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Technical Solutions Architect Scot Wilson demonstrates the new Foward Enterprise capability: Merged Snapshots. Foward's Merged Snapshots feature is a useful solution for both commercial and classified networks. In this Foward Fix, Scot showcases Path Analysis and Merged Snapshots in an underlay transport scenario.
Feb 10, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Technical Solutions Architect Glen Turner showcases how Forward can help solve enterprise automation problems. Enterprise IT organizations are promised speed, effectiveness, and efficiency through network automation, but rarely receive it. Foward Enterprise can help. Foward gives you effective network automation through collecting/parsing network state information, normalizing it into a vendor-agnostic data model, and exposing the model for workflow.
Jan 27, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Kevin Kuhls is back to show how you can use the new Foward Library within the NQE Library to expedite and simplify network audits.
Sep 16, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
The financial return on aligning your team, simplifying troubleshooting, and avoiding outages.
Sep 16, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
Learn how verification can be used in key IT processes and workflows, why a mathematical model is required and how it works; as well as example use cases from the Forward Enterprise platform.

See full network topology including device state and configuration, verify compliance, and prevent config drift with Forward Enterprise's network security verification.

The future of network operations is network modeling. Forward Networks' flagship platform Forward Enterprise gives users a mathematically accurate network digital twin.

Forward enables perfect network visibility, full path analysis, security policy verification, and change prediction, freeing up time and saving you money.

Mathematically-accurate network modeling trusted by the world's largest networks:

  • Forward Enterprise documents, searches, verifies, and predicts the behavior of your network by creating an always-accurate software copy of your entire network infrastructure using a unique mathematical model.
  • With available REST APIs, it easily integrates into your existing network management workflow and tools. The In-App Network Query Engine (NQE) Checks feature delivers the ability to define and perform custom verification within Forward Enterprise atop the NQE data model.
  • Forward Enterprise can be deployed on-premises or via cloud hosting for complete implementation flexibility. Read more about product features below or download our datasheet for a quick overview of devices and platforms.

The best-in-class network modeling software that customers love.