Forward Networks

Santa Clara, CA, USA
2013
Jan 24, 2023   |  By Forward Networks
Funding led by MSD Partners and includes new investors Section 32 and Omega Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Threshold Ventures, A. Capital and Andreessen Horowitz.
Jan 11, 2023   |  By Dawn Slusher
There are many ways a digital twin can make enterprise networks more secure, agile, and reliable. Actually, there are more ways than we envisioned when we came up with the technology and we’re constantly learning from our customers.
Dec 8, 2022   |  By Fabrizio Maccioni
If you have a single vendor, single cloud homogenous network where everything is documented, you know where every device is, and you know all the possible paths in your network, then you are a networking deity. Realistically, nobody has a “simple” and fully documented network. Mainly because enterprises grew over time with the organization.
Dec 1, 2022   |  By Fabrizio Maccioni
Sometimes as a network engineer, you may feel like you're walking through a carnival where the barker shouts, "Step right up, ladies and gentlemen," promising something never seen before, only to find a poorly constructed paper mache replica of the impossible (or in our world, vaporware). Eventually, you become jaded and ignore the shouts until someone you trust tells you to take a look.
Nov 29, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
Forward Enterprise recognized as the only solution that offers complete visibility into the network topology and outperforms 13 other solutions.
Nov 17, 2022   |  By Sean Deveci
Nobody likes getting audited or inspected. Well, almost nobody; there’s always one person who consistently blows the curve. They gleefully anticipate inspections because they know they’re going to get a glowing review. We all have names for that person, most of which shouldn’t be included in a business blog. But what if, (bear with me) we could be that person?
Nov 10, 2022   |  By Dawn Slusher
Hack weeks and hack-a-thons are like foosball tables; if you don’t have them, are you even a tech company? These events, once revered for innovation, are now relegated to being blasé and often perceived as little more than playtime for engineers. As someone who’s worked in tech for longer than I care to admit, I had started to ignore them - until I came to Forward Networks.
Nov 3, 2022   |  By Zack Zimmerman
Cybersecurity is front and center as part of our national defense strategy. Civilian networks responsible for life-sustaining services such as water and power must be protected with the same vigor as networks that host sensitive data. To accomplish this the Department of Homeland Services developed the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program in 2012.
Oct 26, 2022   |  By Scot Wilson
Security has been a top concern for years, and the reasons for this focus are increasingly clear. Government agencies are being asked by the President and governing agencies to make changes that will protect the integrity of their network and the safety of the nation.
Oct 24, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
Forward Enterprise approved for use in all five program pillars to help agencies improve their security posture.
Dec 14, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
...The world depends on networks Business fails without networks But only a few of us understand networks Oh man, please don’t bring my network down Let me be the hero of my network... With a network digital twin like Forward Enterprise, nothing's gonna stop you now! Powerful digital twin software enables network, security, and cloud operations teams to troubleshoot issues more quickly and to get ahead of the problem entirely, preventing costly outages.
Nov 15, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
In an era when hybrid multi-cloud environments are the norm, extending the carefully architected network security policies is virtually impossible because IT teams cannot visualize their multi-cloud estate or monitor traffic behavior past the point of egress. Piecing together the cloud security posture requires combining data from multiple siloed applications.
Nov 11, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
Essential Network Intelligence: How S&P Global Introduced Digital Twin Technology to Deliver a Seamless Network Experience to their Developer Ecosystem – Forward Networks Main Stage Keynote
Oct 11, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
Every successful start-up begins with a vision and a team of people who believe in it. Hear directly from all four founders, David Erickson, Nikhil Handigol, Brandon Heller, and Peyman Kazemian how the company has evolved and grown since the very first days and what the future holds for Forward Networks.
Jun 29, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
Forward Enterprise provides a vulnerability analysis of network devices that automatically compares the CVE information from the NIST database with the OS version running on the devices. The enhanced analysis helps prioritize remediation efforts by reducing the likelihood that unimpacted devices are reported as vulnerable.
May 6, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
The network team at Goldman Sachs has reduced application delivery time to under one hour, successfully scaled their automation stack, and reduced P1 outages by implementing Forward Enterprise across their entire network. Joshua Matheus, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, will detail the pain points that motivated the need for a single source of network truth, describe the process of selecting and implementing a digital twin, and outline the results that his network team has achieved since deployment.
May 5, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
In an era when hybrid multi-cloud environments are the norm, extending the carefully architected network security policies is virtually impossible because IT teams cannot visualize their multi-cloud estate or monitor traffic behavior past the point of egress. Piecing together the cloud security posture requires combining data from multiple siloed applications.
Apr 28, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
Regulatory compliance can cost teams valuable time and money. Forward Enterprise's security posture verification can relieve this burden and prove that your network behavior conforms with corporate policy intent in real-time. In this demonstration, Technical Solutions Architect, Glen Turner shows us how operators can use Forward to prove the network meets PCI DSS regulatory requirements.
Apr 21, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
Forward Cloud is the single source of truth (and pane of glass) for hybrid multi-cloud networks. Forward Enterprise allows Networking, Security, and Cloud professionals to look at the same data when troubleshooting or verifying network behaviors. The single pane of glass model delivers actionable information in an intuitive, vendor-agnostic manner.
Mar 30, 2022   |  By Forward Networks
Regulatory compliance can cost teams valuable time and money. Forward Enterprise's security posture verification can relieve this burden and prove that your network behavior conforms with corporate policy intent in real-time. In this demonstration, Technical Solutions Architect, Glen Turner shows us how operators can use Forward to prove the network meets PCI DSS regulatory requirements.
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.
Sep 16, 2021   |  By Forward Networks
The financial return on aligning your team, simplifying troubleshooting, and avoiding outages.

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.