Forward Networks

Santa Clara, CA, USA
Sep 20, 2023   |  By Forward Networks
Forward Enterprise Empowers Security Teams to Detect and Rectify Vulnerabilities.
Sep 13, 2023   |  By Dawn Slusher
Everyone knows inventory management is important – but so are the 100+ other things we need to do, and let’s face it, the inventory is not on fire. Given the benefits one customer experienced, maybe it should be. On September 14, at 2:00pm Eastern time, we’re hosting a webinar, featuring special guests, Michael Wynston, Director of Network Architecture and Automation at Fiserv, and Andre Kindness, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research.
Aug 23, 2023   |  By Dawn Slusher
There are only two options for managing a global multi-cloud network: either by using a combination of inference, hope, and intuition or with mathematical certainty. When conducting 5 million financial transactions daily, it’s essential to operate with certainty, regardless of your network’s size or geographical distribution. Auditors don’t accept inferences; they demand certainty when determining compliance, and a poor audit can be disastrous for the business.
Aug 17, 2023   |  By Dawn Slusher
Trying to convince SecOps teams they need more data is like trying to convince a drowning person they need more water. SecOps teams are so overwhelmed they can’t even respond to 67% of the alerts they receive. On average, SecOps teams receive 4,484 alerts per day and spend over three hours per day manually triaging the alerts, costing $3.3 billion annually in the US alone.
Aug 10, 2023   |  By Lisa Garvey
According to Forbes, 90% of startups fail. According to the Harvard Business Review, the number is closer to 70%, but whichever number you choose to believe, the odds are still staggeringly stacked against young new ventures. At Forward Networks, we just had a terrific time two weeks ago celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary. Ten years is impressive by any measure, but especially so in the cutthroat universe of Silicon Valley tech startups.
Aug 3, 2023   |  By Matt Honea
It’s hard to imagine that there are upwards of 100 billion devices connected to each other today. Many of these devices are terrestrial; however, more and more devices are being brought online across the sky, sea, and space. As complexity grows, we need to ensure we have the right level of automation in place to keep everything running smoothly. One of my first goals at Forward Networks was to echo what we are already doing publicly – building a secure product in a secure environment.
Jul 26, 2023   |  By Forward Networks
Forward Networks announces it has successfully achieved System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type 1 Compliance. The completion of the audit demonstrates Forward Network's commitment to transparency, privacy, and data security for customers.
Jul 18, 2023   |  By Dawn Slusher
Most of the big networking headaches didn’t turn up overnight; they started small and increased in complexity over time, as the network grew and evolved. Without detailed actionable data, these problems can be nearly impossible to solve; at the very least it can take weeks, months, or even years to rid a global network of a pervasive issue.
Jul 12, 2023   |  By Fabrizio Maccioni
Security teams rely on vulnerability scanners to proactively locate vulnerabilities in network devices, hosts, and applications. These tools help improve the overall security posture of the network by remediating exposure before bad actors have an opportunity to exploit it. Although incredibly helpful, the data delivered by these tools is often overwhelming and not presented in an actionable manner.
Jun 21, 2023   |  By Dawn Slusher
Network complexity is at an all-time high. Between legacy technology, hybrid-multi-cloud environments, and networks cobbled together by mergers and acquisitions, it’s impossible for people to keep track of the network, its topology, and behavior. The idea of trying to trace a path through a multi-cloud network seems akin to being asked to pull a rabbit out of your hat.
Sep 26, 2023   |  By Forward Networks
Mike’s taking the show on the road! Watch how the Blast Radius feature can localize a compromised host in seconds, even while on vacation, with Forward Enterprise. Live from Forward Networks HQ in sunny Santa Clara, California.
Sep 12, 2023   |  By Forward Networks
What happens when you are the sole subject matter expert on a part of the network, and something happens to it while you are in the middle of a root canal? Can Forward Enterprise help?
Aug 1, 2023   |  By Forward Networks
A retrospective of Forward Networks' growth over the last 10 years. Starting with four founders, the company has grown to provide revolutionary digital twin technology to companies around the world.
Jul 11, 2023   |  By Forward Networks
Forward Exposure Analysis helps security teams prioritize vulnerability remediation by combining the host vulnerability data provided by vulnerability scanners like Rapid7 InsightVM with Forward Networks modeling capabilities.
Jul 11, 2023   |  By Forward Networks
Forward Exposure Analysis helps security teams prioritize vulnerability remediation by combining the host vulnerability data provided by vulnerability scanners like Tenable Security Center with Forward Networks modeling capabilities.
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.
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.