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Accelerate daily workflows and troubleshoot your network’s issues more efficiently.

Forward Essentials delivers an instant search interface for all the network devices’ configuration and state, and an always up-to-date topology and inventory. Network engineers and operators can get instant access to routes, VLANs, VRFs, and MAC address information, on a device basis as well as on a network-wide view.

Forward Essentials collects and organizes data about your network to make it searchable.

   No more guessing about your network configuration and state
   No more lengthy troubleshooting hours to root-cause network and security issues

Beta Enrollment is Free and Fast:


Search of Network-wide State

Search and visualize the network-wide L2, L3, and L4 state

Search of VRF Configuration

Make sure VRFs are configured in accordance with the network design


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How to Use This Software...

Root-cause Analysis


With instant, searchable access to network data and behavior, operators can root-cause connectivity and security issues faster, thus reducing mean time to repair and improving application time-to-market.


Continuous Auditing


At all times, the Forward Platform continuously monitors for network changes that break operator intent and can yield missing or degraded application connectivity.


Workflow Integration


The Forward Platform exposes collected and analyzed network data through REST APIs to automate network management tasks and enhance existing dashboards.


Network Documentation


Forward Essentials provides an interactive topology together with a device inventory. Network engineers no longer need to spend time updating static network diagrams that get instantly out of date.


We support the following networking and security solutions in the Forward Platform: