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PRODUCT

Forward Enterprise for Federal Networks

The network digital twin  software trusted by federal agencies to keep their network secure and reliable

How to Achieve Stress-Free STIG Compliance

There are nearly 500 complex specifications in the DISA STIG compliance checklists. Most of us don’t have time to read them, let alone check our complex networks to ensure total adherence. Unfortunately in addition to creating risk on the network, non-compliance can result in extremely expensive fines and a painful level of scrutiny for government agencies.

Secure Budget and Improve IT Effectiveness by Democratizing the Network

Bob Costello, a former senior executive, in the Office of Information and Technology at U.S. Customs and Border Protection discusses how Forward Enterprise justifies budget for network upgrades, creates a single source of truth that improves efficiency and effectiveness for software engineers, the NOC, and the SOC. Plus Forward eliminates information silos and improves relations across the broader IT organization

Use a Digital Twin for Impeccable Cyber Command Readiness Inspections

Instead of investing thousands of work-hours in CCRI, there is a better way. A network digital twin can help index every aspect of your network, including topology, device configuration, and state across your multi-vendor, multi-cloud environment. This information is validated at regular intervals so it’s always up to date.


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More powerful than network management: an always-accurate network digital twin

Forward Enterprise provides a multi-vendor mathematically-accurate, digital twin of any network on a global scale. No other network management or network map software can do that.
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What is a Digital Twin?

Learn how a network digital twin can save your company time and money
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Instant and continuous network verification

Expanding multi-cloud approaches and the promise of instant scalability, mobility, and efficiency for agile, mission-ready services makes it hard for IT teams to secure and manage their evolving, hybrid networks

Current tools can’t fully meet the scale and complexity of federal network silos, on-premises systems, and multiple clouds. Users, devices, applications, boundaries, and policies shift daily. 
Network, security, and cloud teams need a new, more efficient way to visualize and verify that networks can be trusted to support agency missions. 

Forward Enterprise’s digital twin, a mathematically accurate network model, provides agencies with complete network transparency. A digital twin lets federal IT teams visualize, verify, and search network behaviors at the speed and efficiency they need to secure government data and be more responsive to changing missions.
PROACTIVELY ENFORCE ZERO-TRUST POLICIES ACROSS DISTRIBUTED AGENCY ESTATES

See through the chaos of sprawling, siloed IT – no matter the size or diversity, Forward Enterprise can scale it, normalize the data, and make it easy to understand
Understand traffic flows and behaviors to head off security violations before bad actors can find them
Prove sensitive workflows or high-side networks are isolated with documentation
EASE THE BURDEN OF TIME-INTENSIVE MANUAL NETWORK PROCESSES ON OVERSTRETCHED IT TEAMS

Maintain compliance without time-consuming manual data calls using purpose-built intent checks with proactive action alerts if violations are found
Troubleshoot issues faster without escalating by using a plain language search for instant, actionable insight
TAME UNEXPECTED COSTS AND PERFORMANCE ISSUES FROM RAPIDLY EVOLVING MISSION IT

Overcome the difficulty of finding inefficient pathways or expensive routing errors with pathway transparency that can be shared with providers for accountability
Build a library of best practices and automate compliance for more control over future performance
VERIFY THE SECURITY OF APPLICATION PROVISIONING TO QUICKLY MEET CHANGING MISSION NEEDS

Sandbox, test, and prevent unintended consequences or outages
Use purpose-built intent checks to prove app safety in seconds
FEDERAL SOLUTIONS

Forward Enterprise provides a smarter approach to network assurance at the speed federal missions demand

Scaling hybrid cloud environments to meet new demands for services, remote work, and support warfighter operations means IT teams need to manage and secure very different environments. As cloud smart adoption continues, a centralized network model can help provide visibility across the blend of on-premises systems and legacy IT, cloud, and cloud-native applications, and different cloud providers and security tools to efficiently defend sensitive data and improve performance without new certifications and expertise.

Forward Enterprise’s intuitive, context-rich digital twin scales the complexity of large, distributed multi-vendor clouds and on-premises environments to provide unified visibility across agency estates and helps IT move fast to uncover insight needed to act.
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A DIGITAL TWIN THAT SCALES ON-PREM AND CLOUD WITH MATHEMATICAL CERTAINTY

Multi-vendor network model that scales distributed complexity and normalizes data across federal on-premises data centers, legacy systems, and multi-vendor clouds so IT teams can cut through the noise and data fidelity questions and get to the action fast.

 

SINGLE AUTOMATED SOURCE OF TRUTH

Unified, mathematically accurate view with automated analysis to verify network behaviors at the speed federal agencies need to secure constantly evolving architectures from fast-moving threats. Understand all potential traffic and instantly troubleshoot issues.

 

SIMPLE, FAST NETWORK QUERIES TURN NETWORK ENGINEERS INTO EXPERTS

Say goodbye to old diagrams, siloed expertise, and frequent escalations with the ability to search complex networks like a database and get instant, context-rich answers. Diagnose quickly without escalation and free up senior architects to focus more time on projects that deliver mission value.

 

PURPOSE-BUILT, AUTOMATED INTENT CHECKS TAKE OVER THE TIME-INTENSIVE NETWORK TASKS

Custom verification checks can continuously audit and document the state of networks to prove compliance in seconds or provide actionable alerts when unintended violations are found. Additionally, custom verification checks can proactively certify the safety of new apps and updates in a sandbox environment for security checks developers can run on their own.

 

INTEGRATIONS AND APIs EXTEND EFFICIENCIES

Splunk, ServiceNow, Itential, Ansible, and more with Forward’s REST APIs

 

AT-A-GLANCE VISUALS AND DASHBOARDS SURFACE IMMEDIATE INSIGHT FOR AGENCY PRIORITIES

Enforce zero-trust policies with a zone-to-zone security matrix and use executive dashboards to track the most important KPIs according to agency priorities

 

REWIND TIME, FAST FORWARD RESILIENCY WITHOUT WASTING RESOURCES

In the case of a security event, go back in time for answers that prove innocence or provide rich context on the state of the network at different points in time for future threat prevention
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Watch our webinar on how Forward Networks helps Federal customers by using a Network Digital Twin

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Simplified Project Management for Federal Engineers using a Digital Twin
INSTANT VALUE

Forward Enterprise’s unified visibility 

IT architectures help agencies move faster on critical priorities, such as increasing the productivity of federal workers and warfighters in the field or adopting cost-effective managed services. These architectures are good as long as mission services remain protected and surprises don’t consume limited budgets and resources.

That’s easier said than done when managing agency network reconfigurations and new tools or accelerating SaaS release cycles and compliance mandates. Gaining centralized visibility and automated efficiencies is crucial to verify the security and performance of changing networks.
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