Forward Networks Technology

Providing meaningful insights across your entire hybrid multi-cloud estate in seconds may look easy, but it’s far from simple.
Know your network
Search your network like a database, know exactly what you have and what it’s doing, and conduct hop-by-hop path analysis through the multi-cloud estate
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Ensure your network is always in compliance
Timely actionable alerts allow you to correct non-compliant changes before there’s an incident
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A safety net for change
Streamline change windows by ensuring compliance pre- and post-change. Integrate with automation platforms
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Easy to deploy, enterprise-ready`
Low risk and low pain deplyment, no provisioning required.
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Know Your Network

View your entire global estate including on-premises physical devices, virtual, and hybrid cloud in a single cloud console. From a global view drill down to a single device or perform hop-by-hop analysis throughout your clouds in seconds.
Safe, scaleable, and fast
We use agentless collectors and APIs to collect data. Indirect collection is enabled through the use of Jump/proxy servers if required.

Scalable to 1024 concurrent collection operations at a time and >60,000 devices.
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Initial collections can be set up in XXX. The average collection takes XXX
Search your network like a database
Network Query Engine (NQE) turns your network data into a searchable database. Ask any question and get answers in seconds

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Visualize your entire topology
Scalable topology rendering leveraging location-based coordinates. Multiple layering visualizations including Layer 1, BGP Peering
Comprehensive modeling
Our advanced mathematical modeling delivers path analysis for any possible path a packet can take
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Ensure your network is always in compliance

Use intent checks to continuously verify network security policies are being enforced throughout your hybrid multi-cloud environment. Instantly identify the blast radius of a compromised host. Create an always-on audit record and visualize network changes over time using snapshots. Remediate critical vulnerabilities without delay.
Put an end to configuration drift
NQE and the diffs feature enable engineers to ensure critical policies across multiple devices are consistent with each other and engineering baselines. Quickly evaluate differences across time through line level and word level diff.
NQE
Diffs
Automatically detect and remediate on-compliant configurations
NQE and our intent check feature work together to act as an always-on detection capability for non-compliant configurations.
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Immediately determine the blast radius of a compromised device
Our digital twin can compute all possible paths in the network. This data enables engineers to map the blast radius of a compromised host in a single click.
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Accurately assess software and hardware uptime
Leverage our comprehensive device collection and query interface to quickly identify software/hardware versions and device uptime. Interface with 3rd Party systems to bring consistency and visibility with our comprehensive network database.

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Simplify CVE Remediation

Our digital twin maps your devices in use (including configurations, enabled features and OS versions) against the NIST CVE database to show you which vulnerabilities are present in your network and prioritize the according to severity.
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A safety net for change

Use intent checks to continuously verify network security policies are being enforced throughout your hybrid multi-cloud environment. Instantly identify the blast radius of a compromised host. Create an always-on audit record and visualize network changes over time using snapshots. Remediate critical vulnerabilities without delay.

Pre-change analysis

Validate configuration syntax, test ACL, and NAT policy changes before rolling out to production by leveraging our sandbox capabilities and what-if analysis capabilities.

Post-change analysis

Isolate all changes by creating independent workspace networks to baseline, test, and validate changes quickly. Provide audit trail and quickly ascertain if changes had a negative impact on security and reachability goals. Deep network analysis allows for quick service recovery by pinpointing the affected network device and behavior.

Closed-loop verification for automation

Automate with confidence. Intent checks enable engineers to check proposed changes for compliance before roll-out and verify network behavior after changes. We integrate with ServiceNow, Itential, Arista, and Ansible

Forward Networks is the secure platform

A powerful API & toolset for real-time applications
A powerful API & toolset for real-time applications
A powerful API & toolset for real-time applications

Forward Networks Technology

Providing meaningful insights across your entire hybrid multi-cloud estate in seconds may look easy, but it’s far from simple.
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Can your system...

SCALE?

...collect, process, and support search on an entire network of 50K or more core network devices in a single view?

IDENTIFY?

...filter identified paths based on any specified Layer 2 through 4 headers? (Including Ethertype, Src/Dst MAC, VLAN, VXLAN VNI, IP Protocol, Route Target, L4 Src/Dst Ports, TCP Flags, …)?

MAINTAIN?

...expose a normalized, vendor-independent data model to query network configuration and state without requiring a user to define or maintain that model?
Instead of emulations, simulations, and maps, Forward Enterprise is the only digital twin that creates a network behavior database and intelligently traces and analyzes all possible traffic flows.

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