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December 1, 2022
Evaluating Network Validation Solutions

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 […]

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November 17, 2022
Are you CCRI ready?

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) […]

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November 10, 2022
Why You Should Care About Vendor Hack Weeks

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 […]

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November 3, 2022
Forward Networks added to CDM Approved Product List

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. CDM […]

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October 26, 2022
Data Driven Compliance

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. Most recently, the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) issued […]

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October 13, 2022
How do you know a software rep is lying?

A customer posed this question to me recently; after pausing and smiling (a little too) broadly, he continued, “Their lips are moving.” I thought this would be funnier if it weren’t partly true. The software industry has over-promised and under-delivered for years, making technical executives rightfully skeptical when they hear a new promise. Unfortunately, it’s […]

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September 20, 2022
When is a Digital Twin Entertaining?

When it’s ensuring that tens of thousands of visitors have the best experience possible every single day. Keeping people entertained is a 24/7 endeavor, even the smallest hiccup results in a social media firestorm. Keeping things running requires thousands of dedicated employees and a staggeringly complex network that sprawls the area of a major city […]

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September 8, 2022
Bring a Healthy Dose of Skepticism ….. Please

We are asked to purchase something 4,000 times every day; that’s roughly once every 13 seconds during our waking hours. These “requests to purchase'' often come in the form of marketing messages that test the bounds of credibility. In the software industry, most of us have trained ourselves to question vendor promises vociferously. And vendors […]

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July 26, 2022
Your Network Data Is Gold — Uncover It Faster With Forward Networks’ NQE

Your network, security, and cloud teams spend a lot of time and energy trying to extract timely insights from your enterprise network data, so your organization stays on top of risks and continually improves network performance. But what if they could quickly search your network environment like a database to better understand everything in it […]

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July 7, 2022
Integrate Arista CloudVision with Forward Enterprise to Automate Network and Security Verification

Network automation has many benefits for organizations adopting a DevOps model for managing their infrastructure, including speed, agility, and a consistent change control process. However, with improvements in speed, there comes an added risk of configuration errors rapidly propagating through the network.  To safeguard against potential mistakes, network and security verification become an essential part […]

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June 29, 2022
Easily remediate the CVEs most likely to harm you using Forward Enhanced Device Vulnerability Analysis

Headline grabbing vulnerabilities, like SolarWinds and Log4Shell, target management software and end hosts, but if you search for “most exploited vulnerabilities” on Google, you will quickly learn that some of them directly target network and security devices as well as server load balancers. These are the 3 most exploited CVEs in the last couple of […]

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June 23, 2022
What’s it Like to Work at a Great Place 

Forward Networks was just named a Great Place to Work in the Bay Area by Fortune. We’re excited to be on this list in an area known for setting the bar high when it comes to treating employees well. Perks are nice, but perks alone don’t get 100% of employees to say they work at […]

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