We are asked to purchase something 4,000 times every day; that’s roughly once every 13 seconds during our waking hours. These “requests to purchase'' often come in the form of marketing messages that test the bounds of credibility. In the software industry, most of us have trained ourselves to question vendor promises vociferously. And vendors have earned this skepticism through years of launching “slideware” or incomplete products that turned customers into unwitting beta testers.

Technology decision makers are rightfully skeptical. They want proof that a solution will perform as promised and that it will work in their environment. Furthermore they need to be comfortable that the solution can be deployed without introducing security risks or performance issues. As a company pioneering a new category (network digital twins), we get that.

Our co-founder, Brandon Heller, loves it when people don’t just take our word for it about the Forward Enterprise platform capabilities. He also absolutely loves talking with people who don’t believe we can do things like:

Brandon is going to be sharing our platform and how enterprises are using Forward Enterprise to solve very complex problems and show the platform live. Bring your skepticism and your questions and put him to the test.

Because Brandon says that for him to trust applications - he needs to get his hands on the keyboard. Everyone who registers will receive a free two-week trial of Forward Cloud through AWS Marketplace - that way you can put your hands on the keyboard and experience the platform for yourself.

When: 11:00 a.m. Pacific/2:00 p.m. Eastern, September 28, 2022


Where: BrightTALK


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One lucky attendee will win a new Series 8 Apple Watch (must be present during the live session to win).

If you’re too excited to wait for the session, we got you - get a personalized demo from one of our field technicians where you can ask questions and focus on the use cases that are most important to your company (Security Verification, Cloud Modeling, Network Assurance).

There’s a lot of upside to becoming an application-centric business. You can increase collaboration, work more effectively with your data, deliver an optimal customer experience, and much more. One major downside, though, is that your network and security operations teams are under intense pressure to provision new applications both quickly and securely.


Despite the business’s need to move fast, verifying that new applications adhere to corporate security policy is typically a manual process that can cause significant delays. Worse, even after thorough consultation of the SecOps playbook or a spreadsheet-based security matrix, security risks with apps can still arise. And we all know how much today’s attackers love to exploit vulnerabilities in applications.


Here’s a thought: To ease the burden on security teams, increase the speed of app deployment, and improve accuracy in the verification process, why not provide application developers a self-service platform that lets them confirm their apps are compliant?


We believe in making hard things easy, and ensuring that enterprise networks are agile, predictable, and secure. Forward Enterprise is designed to help enterprises speed up application deployment while ensuring security through automated secure application provisioning. Our platform curates firewall security rules and presents them in an easy-to-read matrix that enables rapid compliance assessments, so the teams responsible for developing and provisioning apps can catch issues early and remediate them fast.


And don’t worry — your app developers don’t need advanced networking knowledge to use automated secure application provisioning. Once security teams write an intent check to automatically ensure an application is within policy, developers can use the check to verify their app meets security policy connectivity guidelines. If the app passes the check, they can deploy with confidence. And if it fails, they’ll get details why so they can quickly make the right adjustments.


One tip: Be prepared to condense your timelines for new app deployment after teams start using automated secure application provisioning. One customer we work with said that it allowed them to launch a new credit card business in three months versus one year — talk about acceleration!


To learn more about how this time-saving functionality in Forward Enterprise works, see our use case.

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