Seeking Truth in Networking: From Testing To Verification

Sharp network admins already verify the network in a variety of ways, right? Pings, traceroutes, and custom scripts verify expected connectivity. Link and CPU utilization monitoring programs verify normal operation. Maybe pushed configs are read back in to verify that the device accepted them. And…

Network path not found?

How to use an army of tests to understand and diagnose your network! You’ve probably heard about how hard it is to operate networks. The complexity of the devices, the diversity of protocols operating simultaneously, and the sheer size of the network are all well-known reasons for getting…

Delivering business value with the Forward Platform

Since making our platform available, many of the world’s largest banks, telcos, and IT companies have come to rely on Forward Networks to keep their networks healthy and operated efficiently. From the CTO to a junior engineer, people quickly grasp the value of what the Forward Platform can deliver,…

Why Testing and Debugging Networks is so Difficult

The network lies at the heart of a modern enterprise’s ability to perform its daily business and operations. When a network outage occurs, due to a policy misconfiguration or a device failure, business grinds to a halt. Almost every week, it seems, we read a new headline where a Fortune 500 company…

Presenting the Forward Platform at Networking Field Day 13

As part of Forward Networks’ public launch, we had the privilege of presenting to a lively delegation at Networking Field Day 13 on November 17th, 2016. The event took place at Andreessen Horowitz’ campus in Menlo Park, CA and constituted our first public unveiling of the Forward Platform. The idea…

Unveiling the Forward Platform

Networks today are integral to many if not all aspects of our lives. A multitude of data packets whizz by on wired or wireless networks enabling us to carry out both our personal and business lives in the digital world. It is therefore easy to understand the chaos that is caused when these networks…