Complete visibility and deep insights with Forward for Federal

Advance the security and efficiency of federal hybrid and multi-cloud environments
EXPLORE FEATURES

MULTI-VENDOR

Vendor-neutral abstraction that models your entire network across all your devices, both on-prem and in the cloud.

FULLY-SCALABLE

Whether your network is 40 devices or 40,000 devices, Forward Enterprise scales to model it all. 

MORE THAN JUST A MAP

Leave the mapping software in the past. Move from reactive to proactive with network modeling.  
  • The single-source solution to combat increasing complexity

    Federal agencies looking for more resilient, agile, and mission-ready IT are managing increasingly complex, hybrid IT environments with growing software-based services and shifting borders.

    We know that’s a tall order. 
    Add specialized security needs for remote work. And then add protecting controlled unclassified information (CUI) and high-side workflows from the latest threats. Follow up with time-consuming audits that co-opt resources for zero trust mandates, and it becomes even harder.

    How does Forward help? >>
  • At Forward Networks, we know the first step of securing sprawling agency estates and truly harnessing the power of hybrid cloud is seeing exactly what you have and how it is behaving.

    Our mission is to change the game so agencies can move from reactive troubleshooting to proactive assurance. We have built the first multi-vendor network digital twin solution that can scale your distributed complexity. We deliver complete visibility and deep insight in real-time – no specialized expertise is needed. Cut through the noise and proactively verify and manage how your mission-critical networks behave.

How it works

Cut through the noise of hybrid and multi-cloud environments 
using mathematically accurate, multi-cloud network digital twin

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

The power of Forward Networks 
for federal agencies

  • MULTI-VENDOR

    Vendor-neutral abstraction that models your entire network across all your devices, both on-prem and in the cloud.

    INTUITIVE, UNIFIED, CONTEXT-RICH NETWORK DIGITAL TWIN

    A holistic, visual model provides actionable insights across all agency networks. Easy, test-based search pulls network configuration and behavioral information in milliseconds.

    LIGHTNING FAST, 
    CONTINUOUS COMPLIANCE

    Visual connectivity matrix and continuous verification checks prove agency network compliance, with real-time actionable alerts if violations occur.
  • ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE FORENSICS

    Historical snapshots create a comprehensive picture for retros and predict future performance.

    FULLY SCALABLE

    Whether your network is 50 devices or 50,000 devices, Forward Enterprise scales to model it all.

    MORE THAN JUST A MAP

    Leave the mapping software 
    in the past. Move from reactive to proactive with a network 
    digital twin.

Complete, unified visibility across networks

YOU CAN’T PROTECT WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE

+ Unified view of agency networks across different enclaves. Search, view paths, and query configurations from all traffic flows.

+ Gain full visibility and rationalize intercloud and on-premesis through multi-cloud. Validate that traffic flows through desired security points and within and between desired cloud regions. Watch the video on making your network more agile, predictable, and secure with a digital twin.

+ Visualizing the detailed topology, device configuration, and state information for your entire network is now one click away. Merging snapshots allows operators to understand and investigate packet behavior across multiple networks.

REDUCE MEAN TIME TO RESOLUTION (MTTR) BY UP TO 80%

Robust search tools provide automated, end-to-end path analysis across your environment – AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and on-prem in seconds.
“Being able to see the current version of code running on a specific device in the FWD inventory is great visibility for us. This usually takes us several hours to get from the networking team. We can now look it up ourselves in a matter of seconds.”

 -Vulnerability and Threat Assessment Team Director

Network security, continuously verified

A single-source-of-truth for automated analytics
and reporting with documentation to verify your
entire network’s security posture today and tomorrow

PROVE ZERO TRUST WITH THE SECURITY POSTURE MATRIX

+ Easy to understand visualization for quick insight into which zones in the network have full, partial, or no connectivity.

+ Includes documented artifacts for compliance with mandates like the Cybersecurity EO and DISA STIGS.

 Watch the zero trust demonstration or 
read the use case > 

SPLUNK INTEGRATION TO UNDERSTAND BGP EVENTS 

+ Understand how a BGP Event on a specific device impacts the network using a custom Splunk app integrated with Forward Enterprise. Visualize the event impact on the app with a network topology overlay. API integration makes it easy to visualize and understand the information using assistance checks.

Learn more about security verification > 

AUTOMATIC NONCOMPLIANCE DETECTION AND ALERTS

+ Complete network visibility and continuous monitoring for issues. Break down silos across teams from NetOps, SecOps, and DevOps.

 Watch the video on Automatic Noncompliance Detection Alerts or read the use case >

BLAST RADIUS IDENTIFICATION

+ Instantly locate any host and speed remediation with detailed information on all devices connected to a compromised host to determine the scope of the issue.

 Read the use case >

Data-driven performance and accountability

PERFORMANCE CHECKS AND SECURE APPLICATION PROVISIONING

+ Unmatched ability to conduct path analysis to assess performance and health of networks.

+ Speed up the deployment of secure apps through proactive automation of security and performance checks. Deploy applications at least 60% faster.

DATA-DRIVEN CLOUD ACCOUNTABILITY

+ Layer intent checks to ensure cloud paths have been optimized. Track data in rich dashboards and track KPIs in a user-friendly view.

What is a digital twin?

Learn more about digital twin technology and what it can do for your network.
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