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 | May 15, 2024

Cyber Defense Magazine names Forward Networks a Market Leader in Vulnerability Assessment, Remediation and Management at 12th annual Global Infosec Awards 

Platform honored for simplifying vulnerability management in network devices and end-points  During a very busy RSA Conference, Forward Networks was named a market leader in vulnerability assessment, remediation, and management at the 12th annual Global Infosec Awards hosted by Cyber Defense Magazine. This is the second consecutive year that Forward Networks has taken top honors […]
Market Leader Vulnerability Assessment, Remediation and Management Award In 12th Annual Global InfoSec Awards

Platform honored for simplifying vulnerability management in network devices and end-points 

During a very busy RSA Conference, Forward Networks was named a market leader in vulnerability assessment, remediation, and management at the 12th annual Global Infosec Awards hosted by Cyber Defense Magazine. This is the second consecutive year that Forward Networks has taken top honors in security. 

Last year, NIST published 28,902 critical vulnerabilities. The volume and complexity of vulnerabilities make it virtually impossible for IT teams to ensure they are not vulnerable to cyberattacks. Forward Networks helps organizations ensure they are not exposed by creating a network digital twin that identifies exactly which vulnerabilities are present in the network and their severity and then delivers a prioritized remediation plan. Forward’s secure, agentless collection method gathers current device and state information and combines it with Forward’s proprietary mathematical model to create a digital twin of the network.  

It can be difficult to prioritize which vulnerabilities and devices should be updated first. Monitoring the latest descriptions and automatically checking them against the device configurations in the network is best performed by software. Forward Networks eliminates manual, error-prone hunting for those configurations on every single “possibly affected” device. The platform delivers an always accurate list of devices that are actually vulnerable. Remediation efforts can then be prioritized based on risk severity.  

Forward Exposure Analysis combines the host vulnerability data provided by vulnerability scanners like Rapid7 or Tenable with Forward Networks' modeling capabilities to help security teams prioritize vulnerability remediation. By integrating with these tools, Forward Networks empowers security teams to identify in seconds any impacted hosts with critical vulnerabilities that can be accessed from the Internet or any other critical exposure point. This provides SecOps teams with unprecedented visibility into their security posture and helps them prioritize vulnerability remediation with mathematical certainty.  

Many tools evaluate device vulnerabilities, but without the knowledge of how that device is connected to the network, SecOps teams only have a limited view of potential exposure. With established Rapid7 and Tenable integrations, Forward Networks is the only company that can show an organization’s actual risk, including on-premises, multi-cloud, and SD-WAN in an actionable, single screen.  

One of Forward’s customers confided, “Prior to adopting Forward Enterprise, the number of CVEs overwhelmed staff, and we were unable to respond to them all. We claimed the network was in compliance, even though we could not prove it. With Forward Enterprise, we immediately know if a CVE impacts our network, its severity, and have a remediation plan.”  

To learn more about how Forward Networks supports CVE remediation, read the use case or request a personalized technical session with one of our field engineers.

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Dawn Slusher

Senior Manager, Content Marketing and Media Relations

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