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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.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Forward Networks announced today it has been named the Market Leader in Vulnerability Assessment, Remediation and Management in Cyber Defense Magazine's 12th annual Global InfoSec Awards.

Forward Networks is revolutionizing how large networks are secured and managed by providing actionable, accessible, and insightful data that puts people back in control of the network. Forward Enterprise identifies exactly which vulnerabilities are present in the network and their severity. The platform then delivers a prioritized remediation plan. Forward Enterprise'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.

"The volume and complexity of security vulnerabilities and alerts today make it incredibly challenging for organizations to ensure they are not vulnerable," said Chiara Regale, SVP Product and UX, Forward Networks. "Our engineering team is focused on providing security teams with timely, actionable insights to protect their network. This award recognizes the efforts of our team and validates the continued momentum we're experiencing in the market."

"Forward Networks embodies three major features we judges look for to become winners: understanding tomorrow's threats, today, providing a cost-effective solution and innovating in unexpected ways that can help mitigate cyber risk and get one step ahead of the next breach," said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.

The full list of Cyber Defense Magazine's Global InfoSec Award winners can be found here:   http://www.cyberdefenseawards.com/

About Cyber Defense Magazine

Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of cyber security news and information for InfoSec professionals in business and government. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products, and services in the information technology industry.  We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and special editions exclusively for the RSA Conferences. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at https://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com and visit https://www.cyberdefensetv.com and https://www.cyberdefenseradio.com to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these winning company executives.  Join a webinar at https://www.cyberdefensewebinars.com and realize that infosec knowledge is power.

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