Most organizations today realize that it’s not a matter of if, but when, they’ll be the target of a disruptive, costly, and potentially, ruinous, cyberattack.
And when it does happen, they want their security teams to contain and remediate the threat quickly. To do that, security operations professionals need to identify the compromised host, know what other devices are connected to that compromised host, and understand the traffic patterns between all of those objects.
However, security teams can’t move fast if they need to sift through spreadsheets, request information from network operations, and engage in other time-consuming processes to answer critical
questions such as: What are all the possible paths attackers can take from the compromised host? What ports can they access? What objects are along these paths, and what do those devices touch? Is it possible for the attackers to move laterally in the network to reach critical systems or exfiltrate data to the internet?
Security teams need access to actionable information about everything in the network—where devices are located, how they interact, and all relevant details about their configuration and state. Ideally, they will also have the ability to not only isolate devices and cut off paths after an attack, but also prevent hosts from being vulnerable to attackers in the first place at their fingertips.
Understand Network Exposure to Cyber Threats
With Mathematical Certainty
Forward Networks is the industry leader in network assurance and intent-based verification. Our platform is designed to regularly collect detailed L2 – L4 state and configuration information on the network, the exact information needed to understand the scope of an incident.
We developed our blast radius feature for identification and isolation in response to our customers’ request that we engineer the Forward Enterprise platform to help them quickly understand their exposure in the event they have a compromised host in their network environment. We can now provide their security teams with the same searchable and actionable information about their network topology that we provide to their network engineers through an interface that’s quick and easy to navigate, highly visual, and capable of delivering immediate, detailed results.
Immediately Identify Compromised Hosts and
Other Devices with Blast Radius
Think of the Forward Enterprise blast radius feature as an “easy button” for security operations professionals, who need to move as fast as possible to contain and remediate cyber threats in your network. In one click, they can get detailed information about a compromised host, all the other devices reachable by that compromised host, and all possible traffic flows.
Once the exposure is identified, isolating the devices is a much simpler and faster process. Following is an example of how security operations professionals would use the blast radius feature to locate the host device and document every destination, protocol, and L4 port it could possibly reach in seconds:
See for yourself how the blast radius feature in the Forward Enterprise platform can help security operations professionals immediately identify compromised hosts and other potentially compromised devices and contain threats to your enterprise network — fast.