January 16, 2019

Forward Networks Announces Support for VMware NSX Data Center

by Charlie Elliott

Forward Networks Announces Support for VMware NSX Data Center

Palo Alto, CA. – January 16, 2019 – Forward Networks, the industry leader in network assurance and intent-based verification, is announcing support for VMware NSX Data Center, the network virtualization platform, to deliver a single analytics and troubleshooting platform for both physical and virtual networks.

Chiara Regale, VP of Product at Forward Networks, noted, "Forward Enterprise empowers IT teams to easily correlate activity between the virtual network and the physical network that supports it, by applying common network assurance and verification methodology across physical and virtual network planes, integrating policy and path-based views of both into a single network view."

Forward Networks’ flagship platform, Forward Enterprise, is especially well-suited to analyzing complex, multi-vendor networks across a variety of technologies.

"Enterprises desire the ability to analyze and diagnose configuration and policy issues across virtual and physical networks," said Pere Monclus, vice president and chief technology officer, Network and Security, VMware. “Forward Networks has demonstrated the ability to simplify troubleshooting, testing and error detection in the largest enterprise networks and cloud infrastructures."

As businesses increasingly adopt best practices of intent-based networking, the ability to verify intent fills a critical step in the network automation pipeline. By creating a mathematical model of the network, or “digital twin,” Forward Enterprise enables companies to quickly visualize and search large networks, troubleshoot problems, verify policy correctness at scale, and predict network behavior prior to making changes to production equipment.

About Forward Networks

Forward Networks provides a robust network assurance and verification platform to reduce business risk and improve network operations. By enabling network and applications teams to verify intent and predict network behavior, Forward’s solution brings the benefits of intent-based networking to large enterprises: agility, predictability, and scalability.

Forward Networks was founded in 2013 by four Stanford Ph.D. graduates and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz and DFJ. For more information, visit

VMware and NSX are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.


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