Forward Enterprise

Mathematically-accurate network modeling trusted by the world's largest networks.
  • VERIFY SECURITY POSTURE

    A single-source-of-truth to verify your network's security.

    ON PREM AND CLOUD

    Multi-vendor, fully-scalable, for on prem devices and in the cloud

    INTEGRATIONS

    ServiceNow, Itential, Ansible and more with Forward's REST APIs
  • DASHBOARD OVERVIEW

    Export easy to read executive summaries in the Dashboard pane.

    QUERY YOUR NETWORK

    Goodbye old diagrams — search your network like a database instead.

    CUSTOMIZE IT

    Custom verification checks, using the NQE data model
  • MORE THAN A MAP

    Understand and reason about all potential traffic and instantly troubleshoot issues.

    ACROSS INDUSTRIES

    From global banks to federal agencies, mission — critical networks depend on Forward Enterprise.

    THE PEACEMAKER

    A single-source-of-truth ends the 'blame game' between network and apps teams.

Introducing Forward Cloud

Delivering a digital twin of hybrid multi-cloud environments​ and solving the problem of network visibility across clouds​
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Features

Here's what an always-accurate software copy of your entire network infrastructure can do for you
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SEARCH YOUR ENTIRE NETWORK

Search function
Search network behavior, configuration and state network-wide with an intuitive and powerful tool. Find any device on your network, including its connections and all forwarding behavior for fast root-cause isolation and incident remediation. Perform complete end-to-end path analyses across your network for both on-prem and cloud infrastructure.
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VERIFY NETWORK INTENT

Verify function
Verify that your network is configured and behaving exactly as intended across on-prem, cloud, and virtual overlay networks. Set, check, and customize policies for your entire network. Continuously audit your network and receive alerts of non-compliance.



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PREDICT NETWORK BEHAVIOR

Predict function
Understand the outcome of network configuration changes for ACL and NAT environments. Proactively identify potential connectivity and security policy violations.





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COMPARE WITH BEHAVIOR DIFFS

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Behavior Diffs allow side-by-side comparison in one quick view of configuration file changes for any device, between any points in time.Identify what policy rules and behavior checks have changed between snapshots. Quickly see new device connections, topology changes and interface updates. Learn how routes are altered due to changes with the ability to filter results by VRF, next hop address, IP destination and more.

Security features

BLAST RADIUS DETECTION

Immediately identify compromised hosts and other potentially compromised devices and contain threats to your enterprise network — fast


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AUTOMATIC NONCOMPLIANCE DETECTION AND ALERTS

Increase visibility into your network, enabling continuous monitoring for issues, and empowering teams to access network information, do their own data calls, and move swiftly to pinpoint and address compliance issues in the network
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ZONE-TO-ZONE SECURITY MATRIX

Determine, at a glance, which zones in your network have full, partial, or no connectivity and whether network policies for security, including for zero trust, are working as expected.

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AUTOMATED SECURE APPLICATION PROVISIONING

Expedite the app deployment cycle, while also reducing security risks for your users -- and your orgnianziation — through continuous monitoring and validation of the app’s security posture post-deployment.
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AUTOMATED CVE TRACKING

Enable security and network teams to collaborate more effectively on CVE alerts; identifying and fixing affected devices faster.


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CLOUD SECURITY VERIFICATION

Visualize topology and hop by hop traffic analysis on-prem, on-prem to cloud, and cloud to cloud; all in a single view. Verify zone-to-zone security policy compliance, on prem and in the cloud.  Prove compliance in the cloud.
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Network Map vs. Network Model

Compare yesterday's network maps with
 today's network modeling power 
of Forward Enterprise
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Mathematically-accurate 
network modeling

It's the mathematical model at the core of Forward Enterprise that enables full-scalability and multi-vendor coverage.

What is a
digital twin?

Explore the definition, use cases, 
and benefits of a network digital twin.
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What is a
digital twin?

Explore the definition, use cases, 
and benefits of a network digital twin.
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Watch a Forward Fix

Real network engineers demonstrate how to solve everyday problems with Forward Enterprise.
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    STREAMLINING AND SCALING AUTOMATION WORKFLOWS [4:46]

    See how Forward helps teams fully realize the benefits of workflow automation by delivering a consistent method for collecting and parsing device configuration and state information which is presented in a vendor-agnostic data model for automation workflows. 
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    BUILDING A CUSTOM SPLUNK APP TO TRIGGER COLLECTIONS [2:39]

    Forward Networks API integration with Splunk makes it easy to create custom apps and alerts that trigger new collections when events such as configuration changes take place.  



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    NETWORK QUERY ENGINE MAKES AUDITING THE NETWORK A CINCH [3:46]

    The Forward Networks Query Engine Library is a repository of common use cases that solve the most frequent customer issues. Using the library, engineers can select pre-defined queries and instantly audit the network to ensure it's behaving as expected. 

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    SPLUNK INTEGRATION MAKES UNDERSTANDING BGP EASY [4:04]

    Understanding a BGP Event on a specific device and its impact across the network is made simple using a custom Splunk app integrated with Forward Enterprise. Scot Wilson shows how to create the app which allows engineers to visualize event impact overlayed on network topology. API integration makes it easy to visualize and understand the information using assistance checks. 

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    MERGED SNAPSHOTS [6:16]

    Visualizing the detailed topology and device configuration and state information for your entire network is now one click away.  Merging the snapshots allows operators to understand packet behavior across multiple networks, visualize physical topology, and investigate logical packet behavior. Technical Solution Architect Scot Wilson demonstrates how to use this feature to understand traffic in tunnels and underlay transport layers. 
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    AUTOMATED NON-COMPLIANCE DETECTION ALERTS [6:05]

    Automated Compliance checks within the Forward Networks platform provide continuous verification that the network is compliant with security policies and that configuration drift has not wormed its way into your network. Technical Solutions Architect Eric Gates demonstrates how to set them up in minutes for never-ending peace of mind. 



See for yourself

Schedule a demo with a product expert and see what Forward can do for your network.
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