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June 3, 2022

VMblog Expert Interview: Forward Networks Details Integration with Rapid7 and New Features That Make Hybrid Multi-Cloud Networks More Secure

Forward Networks, a provider of network digital twin technology that delivers network agility, predictability, and security for on-premises and multi-cloud environments, made an announcement this week around new capabilities added to the Forward Enterprise platform that will give security and network operations professionals a single, actionable and contextual view of the network.

To learn more, VMblog reached out to David Erickson, the co-founder and CEO of Forward Networks.

VMblog:  Can you describe what you announced this week?  And what does it mean for customers?

David Erickson:  This week we announced new capabilities for our award-winning Forward Enterprise platform, that will help network and security professionals better understand and remediate vulnerabilities throughout the network, including endpoints. We've integrated with Rapid7 to combine end-device vulnerability data with robust and always-up-to-date connectivity analysis. Additionally, we've enhanced flexibility to define a security posture matrix. Now the security posture can be using the L2 through L4 segmentation methodology many enterprises have already employed in their network, e.g. VRFs, on-premises and cloud subnets, and cloud security groups. Forward Enterprise also now supports L7 path search capabilities using attributes such as user IDs, user group IDs, and application IDs to provide more granular connectivity insight... [READ MORE on VMBLOG]

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