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September 21, 2021
How to Safely Integrate Networks During Mergers and Acquisitions

I recently published a piece in Dark Reading covering the network security challenges of M&A activity.  As we ease the restrictions put in place to combat COVID-19, we’re expecting to see business activity including M&A pick up speed, it’s important that the implications of integrating networks are fully understood to ensure that the expected business benefits […]

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May 6, 2021
De-Risking Network Automation By Integrating with Itential

Today’s networks are too complex for manual network management and updates.  With most enterprises composed of tens of thousands of devices spanning multiple geographical locations, on-premises hardware, Virtual environment, and multiple clouds – it’s virtually impossible to push updates manually.   Also – the sheer volume of vendors and coding languages can be overwhelming for a […]

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March 24, 2021
Integrating With ServiceNow for a Single Source Of Truth

Network operations teams rely on highly specialized tools developed by individual vendors designed to address particular problems. The result? Most enterprises have 10+ Network Operations applications in place and they don’t talk to each other—which means that network operations engineers spend an exhaustive and unnecessary amount of time toggling between applications and sifting through information […]

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November 20, 2020
My multicast network is a mess! Please help!

Multicast IP Routing protocols have been increasingly popular over the last several years.  They are used to efficiently distribute data to a group of destination hosts simultaneously in a one-to-many or many-to-many model.  Typical examples of applications where the use of multicast is very common are audio/video streaming services (e.g content delivery networks, IPTV) and financial trading platforms (e.g Stock Exchanges).  This blog is not intended to be a multicast tutorial but, but […]

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October 13, 2020
Network Query Engine Library

Here we are with yet another blog on the Forward Network Query Engine (or NQE for short). If you have been reading our previous blogs on this topic, you already know how passionate I am about NQE. In my first blog Query Your Network like a Database, I talked about how NQE helps to solve common […]

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September 9, 2020
Moving from Hybrid Cloud to Multi-Cloud with Improved Visualization and Compliance Verification

As more enterprise-class cloud platforms have emerged over the last few years, organizations are looking to leverage these alternatives to take best advantage of each in a multi-cloud IT strategy. The advantages of a multi-cloud strategy can easily include resiliency, price-competitiveness, feature-alignment, and cross-silo visibility.  But with all these advantages comes the complexity of dealing […]

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September 9, 2020
Scaling: How We Process 10^30 Network Traffic Flows

What do we do? At Forward Networks we build digital twins for computer networks. Enterprises with large networks use our software to build a software copy of their network and use that for searching, verifying, and predicting behavior of their network. It is not a simulation. It is a mathematically accurate model of their network. […]

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September 3, 2020
The IT Gap – Enterprise Networks Outgrowing IT Support

Today’s network environments are far more complex than they were even a few years ago. Businesses are rapidly adopting new IT models to keep up with evolving customer needs: virtualization, cloud applications, IoT deployments, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and more. Such digital transformation evolved the data operations of businesses into fairly intricate network environments […]

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September 1, 2020
Simplify Network Maintenance and Documentation with Automated Network Mapping

Network complexity has reached nearly unmanageable proportions for most organizations. With thousands of devices, millions of lines of code to configure networks, and constant updates, it has become nearly impossible to track network topology details, let alone network policies, behavior, and capabilities end-to-end. The result is a network infrastructure that is resistant to change and […]

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