October 24, 2022

Forward Networks Named to Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program’s Approved Product List

Forward Enterprise approved for use in all five program pillars to help agencies improve their security posture

SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 24, 2022 — Forward Networks today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has named Forward Enterprise to the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program’s Approved Products List.

The CDM program, developed by DHS in 2012, supports government-wide and agency-specific efforts to provide risk-based, cost-effective cybersecurity solutions for protecting federal civilian networks. The CDM Program’s Approved Products List includes hardware and software products that have been extensively reviewed and confirmed by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to help participating agencies improve their security posture by:

Forward Networks was approved for the following functional capabilities:

  • Asset Management
    • Hardware Asset Management (HWAM)
    • Configuration Settings Management (CSM)
  • Network Security Management
    • Manage Events
      • Incident Response Monitoring
      • Contingency Planning
      • Ongoing Assessment Monitoring
    • Operate, Monitor and Improve
      • Ongoing Authorization
      • Security Assessment and Authorization
  • Data Protection Management
    • Data Breach/Spillage Mitigation

“We are honored to be an approved vendor on the CDM program list,” said Zack Zimmerman, who leads Forward Networks’ government business. “As agencies embrace the executive order on improving cybersecurity, they need to ensure the right configurations and connectivity are being enforced and that they continue to verify evolving network behaviors. Forward Networks provides these capabilities.”

Forward Enterprise uses a mathematical model to build a digital twin of the entire hybrid multi-cloud network. The digital twin provides security professionals unprecedented insight into the network and its vulnerabilities to help agencies manage their attack surface, mitigate vulnerabilities and ensure enforcement of their security policy.

To learn more about Forward Networks’ work with federal agencies, visit https://www.forwardnetworks.com/federal/.

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