Forward Essentials

Map your network

Forward Essentials collects and organizes data about your network automatically producing an always up-to-date topology and inventory. Configuration and state data is searchable network-wide across all your devices.

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Automated network mapping

Network topology diagrams are always up-to-date—no need to manually update static diagrams.

Device inventory tracking and reporting

Access an inventory of your hardware and software. Track vendors, platforms, and software versions for immediate insights into your infrastructure.

Network-wide search

Search configuration files across all devices, including switches, firewalls, routers and load balancers.

Change-management tracking

Compare topology and configurations between snapshots from any two points in time to quickly identify what has changed in your network.

All for free

Get all of these features with unlimited data collection, unlimited devices, one year of data retention, and email support all for free. Need additional functionality? Explore our enterprise product.

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Need additional functionality?

If so, our enterprise product may be right for you. Compare features in the following table or visit our enterprise page to learn more.

Essentials

Enterprise

Search configuration files across all devices, including switches, firewalls, routers and load balancers
Automated network diagramming tool and topology management
Device inventory tracking and reporting
Compare topology and configurations between snapshots for change management tracking
Forward Search: End-to-end path analysis highlighting network behavior and policies
Forward Verify: Compares network intent and policy requirements to current network design and configurations
Forward Predict: A sandbox environment for testing proposed changes to network configurations for policy impact and compliance
Behavior Diffs: Full comparison of network behavior and path analysis between snapshots
Pre-defined Checks: A built-in library validates basic network configurations to remove inconsistencies
Cloud offering
On-Premises deployment option

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