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Forward Networks engineers presenting live to independent networking industry experts

Networking Field Day 27

January 2022
  • ALL TEAMS NEED 
    NETWORK DATA

    How can ALL teams, including security, cloud, compliance, applications, and network ops, benefit from access to network data? Brandon Heller, Co-founder and CTO of Forward Networks, shares a story about a very unique hack-a-thon and explains how Forward's customers achieve network agility, reliability, and security.
    Read about Forward 
    customer hack-a-thons >

    THE BREACH THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

    "They caught the guy HOW?" Derick Winkworth, Senior Technical Solutions Architect at Forward Networks, dives into the sordid true-network-crime details of "The Breach from Hell" and how it could have been avoided with advanced network modeling software. 
    Read 'Using Insight to Tame ACL Management' by Derick Winkworth >

    NETWORK VISIBILITY 
    IN THE CLOUD

    What happens when old money meets new money? Their clouds must merge! Craig Johnson, Senior Technical Solutions Architect at Forward Networks, demonstrates how a Fortune 150 company was able to merge AWS cloud infrastructures following a significant acquisition -- without disrupting customers or security policies. 
    Watch 'How to Merge Clouds Post Acquisition by Craig Johnson >
  • NEVER QUIT EVOLVING NETWORK QUERY ENGINE

    How can network operators move beyond the CLI to tackle everyday challenges and get ahead on the path to network automation? Kevin Kuhls, Senior Technical Solutions Architect at Forward Networks, shares the latest improvements to Forward’s Network Query Engine (NQE), a game-changing way to interact with critical network data.
    Watch 'Network Query Engine Library
     Makes Auditing the Network a Cinch' >

     ENGINEERING DIRECTOR ANDREAS VOELLMY

    Andreas Voellmy, Engineering Director at Forward Networks, sits down with CTO & Co-founder Brandon Heller to answer the hard questions about the evolution of Network Query Engine: “Why did you create a programming language? HOW did you create a programming language? Why not Python?
    Read 'Query Your Network 
    like a Database' >

Networking Field Day 24

February 2021
  • INSTANT VALUE TO THE CUSTOMER 

    Forward Networks Co-Founder and CTO Brandon Heller opens the Forward Networks session with an overview of the company and how a Digital Twin can help Network Operations teams be more efficient and proactive.

    WORKFLOW INTEGRATIONS

    Without context, even the best applications only partially streamline ticket resolution. Senior Technical Solutions Architect Kevin Kuhls takes you through a live demonstration of Forward Networks ServiceNow and Splunk integrations to show how quickly incidents can be resolved when context is automatically shared.

    THE UNBOXING

    Knowing the detailed state of the network topology is the first step in ensuring that your network is agile, predictable, and secure. Watch Technical Solutions Architecture team leader, Elyor Khakimov,
     create a usable map and comprehensive collection of network data in less than 15 minutes without disrupting the network.
  • PATH ANALYSIS

    After spending 20 years in the field helping network operations teams resolve issues, Technical Solution Architect Glen Turner knows that immediate access to actionable network behavior information is key to solving complex problems quickly. In this live demo, he’ll use the Forward Enterprise search functionality to analyze paths and dramatically reduce time spent troubleshooting.
    Read 'How Network Engineers are Reclaiming Their Time'  >

    INSTANT VALUE 
    IN THE FIELD

    Need to find and resolve a data-leak issue but don’t have hours to do it? Armed with only four characters of a MAC address and the Forward Enterprise search bar, Senior Technical Solution Architect Scot Wilson shows how he’s used the Forward Networks platform to do it in four steps and under 10 minutes.
    Watch 'Forward Fix: Splunk Integration Makes Understanding BGP 
    Events Easy' by Scot Wilson  >

    AUDIT WITH NETWORK QUERY ENGINE

    A simple capitalization error caused a major network outage. The Google-like search capabilities Forward Networks Network Query Engine (NQE) helped resolve the issue in seconds – not hours. Customer Success Manager Jack Shen demonstrates how he did it and how NQE makes audits faster and more accurate.

Networking Field Day 22

November 2020
  • FORWARD BASICS

    Forward Networks CTO & Co-Founder Brandon Heller provides a quick “cheat sheet” of the Forward platform and explains how the four founders of Forward Networks developed empathy for network operators.

    TROUBLESHOOTING NETWORK SECURITY BREACH

    Siva Radhakrishnan, Principal Engineer (and employee #1) at Forward Networks describes a troubleshooting scenario based on a recent network security breach, and how to quickly find key information in Forward Enterprise.

    TROUBLESHOOTING CISCO FIELD NOTICE

    Andreas Voellmy, Principal Engineer at Forward Networks explains a troubleshooting use case based on a recent event: Getting a Cisco Field Notice about cert expirations just days before the holiday break. He uses Forward’s Network Query Engine (NQE) to query the network like a database to quickly uncover affected devices.
  • TROUBLESHOOTING HYBRID MULTI-CLOUD MIGRATION

    Fabrizio Maccioni, Director of Technical Marketing at Forward Networks, shows how to easily find answers in Forward Enterprise when challenges arise during a complicated cloud migration.

    VERIFYING A CHANGE WINDOW

    Chiara Regale, VP of Product at Forward Networks, demonstrates how Forward Enterprise can be used quickly before and after a scheduled change window, to roll out changes with confidence and to verify that every change was successful.

    TROUBLESHOOTING A HYBRID CLOUD MIGRATION

    Fabrizio Maccioni, Director of Technical Marketing at Forward Networks, shows how to easily find answers in Forward Enterprise when challenges arise during a complicated cloud migration.

Networking Field Day 21

October 2019

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