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March 23, 2022
The Show Must Go On

NQE Helps Entertainment Venue Avoid 'Spectacular Customer Service Fail' As any company that specializes in live entertainment knows, you're only as good as your last success. In fact, most entertainment venues are well aware that the difference between good and bad press attention often comes down to something as simple as whether a single bulb […]

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March 11, 2022
How to Prevent Expensive Cloud Routing Surprises With Proactive Intent Verification

A six-figure surprise is awesome when it’s a lottery win. It’s not so awesome when it’s the “Amount Due” appearing in your monthly cloud bill. But enterprises receive these “surprises” all the time, and what can sting even more is trying to explain this preventable expense to management. Inefficient (not optimized) traffic routing to and […]

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March 3, 2022
View All Your Clouds in a Single Pane of Glass

If your enterprise is like most of Forward Networks’ customers, then your IT shop oversees a sizable cloud estate. You probably have hundreds of accounts, projects, or subscriptions across different cloud vendors. There are tons of related objects too — virtual machines, firewalls, transit gateways, subnets, and more. And cloud-native apps? Maybe you have hundreds […]

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February 22, 2022
Let There Be Visibility: See Your Entire Cloud Estate in a Single, Normalized View

Do cloud environments really have to be so foggy? Absolutely not. Yet, many enterprises have come to accept that not having full visibility into their cloud estate is just “how it is.” That’s a risky position, as deploying or migrating third-party cloud platforms without a complete view of network traffic patterns can easily lead to […]

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February 9, 2022
Log4Shell Peace of Mind in Minutes, Not Weeks

Discovered on December 9, 2021, the log4Shell vulnerability is one of the most talked-about vulnerabilities in computing. Because simple text can be used to take control of a device and download anything that is Internet-accessible, companies are taking it seriously. As they should – log4Shell has the maximum CVSS score of 10 (CVSS, Common Vulnerability Scoring […]

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February 1, 2022
What will 2022 Bring for Cloud Computing?

Predicting the future is tricky business. However, when you’re privileged enough to frequently speak with the technology leadership at Fortune 500 companies, looking forward is less about gazing into a crystal ball and more of an extrapolation of trends that you're seeing. I’m honored that Fast Mode published my article detailing what I think is […]

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January 26, 2022
Having a bad day at work? I bet this story tops it.

I’m not proud of this — but I’ll admit it…. Sometimes when I’m having a 💩 day at work, I can make myself feel a little better by hearing about someone who has (or had) it worse. If you are like me, you don’t have to admit it to anyone, we’ll keep it secret. Maybe you […]

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January 19, 2022
$6 Million Savings: How Rapid Insights Led To Valuable Network Upgrades

When a large government agency decided to refresh its infrastructure down to Layer 2 switches, Forward Networks data delivered over $6 million in savings. Like many companies around the world, this organization had challenges getting full visibility and the structure of its network, which had grown organically over time. Initially, Forward Enterprise played a key […]

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January 12, 2022
Confidence In Action: Investment Bank Uses Forward Networks To Verify Automation Software

Several years ago, a global investment bank embarked on an ambitious plan to automate its network configuration deployment process and use internal teams to run all aspects of network operations. The move was made, in part, because of the fluidity of the bank's network, which is constantly undergoing configuration changes.  As a longtime Forward Networks […]

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January 7, 2022
Six-Figure Savings: How A Financial Institution Banked On Forward Enterprise For Massive Returns

Editor's Note: As leader of our customer success team, Yadhu works directly with our users and their leadership to solve real-world technology problems. This blog is part of a new series featuring how our customers are using the Forward Enterprise platform to deliver business value. As one large, global financial institution prepared for employees to […]

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December 16, 2021
Log4Shell – Do you know what you don’t know?

Is it just me or is the announcement of a significant CVE becoming a holiday tradition? Discovered on December 9, 2021 by Minecraft players, the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability is uniquely insidious because it infects servers which are traditionally well insulated from attacks, perceived as unreachable by intruders, and not at risk for CVEs. Log4Shell is an […]

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December 15, 2021
From Days To Minutes: Digital Media Provider Uses Forward Networks To Overhaul Reconciliation

Editor's Note: As leader of our customer success team, Yadhu works directly with our users and their leadership to solve real-world technology problems. This blog is the first of a new series featuring how our customers are using the Forward Enterprise platform to deliver business value. Enterprise IT teams around the world are frustratingly familiar […]

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