Resources

Research, analysis, and multi-media to gain greater understanding of network modeling and digital twin technology.

Whitepapers

Why Network Verification Requires a Mathematical Model

Learn how verification can be used in key IT processes and workflows, why a mathematical model is required and how it works; as well as example use cases from the Forward Enterprise platform.
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Foward Networks: The Power of Visibility

This ESG white paper validates the technical and business benefits of Forward Enterprise. According to ESG, Forward Networks allows operations engineers to effectively leverage their data across network, security, and application development teams to deliver a highly available, secure, and agile network environment.
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Accelerating Network Operations Through Verification

Learn the value of automating network verification; how IBN allows the configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of thousands of disparate network elements with real-time verification of the health and policy alignment of ongoing deployments.
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SecOps Practitioners: Siloed and Poorly Integrated Systems Continue to Undermine Network Security

In recent research, IDG identified a disconnect between network security practitioners and executives around levels of confidence and priority initiatives. Read the white paper to learn what this means for you and how a single source of network truth can mitigate concerns.
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CISOs and Security Executives: Network Security: Multiple Challenges Underline Need for Increased Visibility and Verification

As an IT leader, you may be surprised to know that your team may be more concerned about the security of your network than you are. Learn what IDG research revealed and how network visibility can improve your security posture.
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Search Semantics

The Forward Enterprise Platform collects configuration and state data, parses, normalizes, and builds a mathematical model representation
of enterprise networks. The mathematical model, normalized data model, and raw source are all indexed to provide rapid response to queries.
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Use Cases

Automatic Noncompliance Detection and Alerts

The Forward Networks platform enables compliance and security by increasing visibility into the network, enabling continuous monitoring for issues, and breaking down silos across teams — from network operations to security operations to DevOps.
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App Team Self Service

At a global card payment processor, the network team was required to vet network connectivity requirements in terms of destination IPs, protocols and ports for every new application to roll-out. To accelerate this process, the engineering team…
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Network and Configuration Audit

A large financial services company was previously unable to gather information on device details, configuration, connectivity or on IP localization because there was no single repository for all the network elements. Every time a change was implemented in the network…
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Common Vulnerability and Exposure Mitigation

Learn how the network OS vulnerability mitigation functionality in the Forward Enterprise platform can help your security and network teams collaborate more effectively on CVE alerts.
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Blast Radius Identification


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…
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Zone to Zone Matrix

The zone-to-zone connectivity feature in the Forward Enterprise platform can help SecOps determine, at a glance, which zones in the network have full, partial, or no connectivity and whether network policies for security are working as expected.
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Datasheets

Forward Enterprise Datasheet

Forward Enterprise intent-based verification can eliminate configuration errors and network outages.

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IPv6 Readiness. Verified.

Forward Enterprise intent-based verification can eliminate configuration errors and network outages.

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Videos

Forward Fix Live: Extending Zero Trust in the Cloud

Trying to make sense of your cloud security posture shouldn't mean flipping between multiple screens and inferring how traffic is behaving. Join this live event to see how you can monitor and verify your security posture across multiple clouds on a single screen.
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Secure Budget and Improve IT Effectiveness by Democratizing the Network

Former senior executive, in the Office of Information and Technology at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Forrester Research analyst discuss Forward's visualization, verification, and prediction capabilities.
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Forward Networks' Mathematical Model

After years of PhD research and commercial development, Forward has delivered a modern approach to enterprise networking — we call it mathematical network modeling. It uses math to accurately represent every possible behavior in your network.
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Forward Fix Live: Solving Your ACL Problems

Problems managing your enterprise network ACLs? Think there's no way around it? Forward has solutions to your ACL conflicts and chaos.
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Forward Fix Live: Network Query Engine

Use the Google-like search features of NQE (Network Query Engine) to shave hours off of troubleshooting and provide unrivaled insight into network behavior. 
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Blast Radius Identification

Learn how Forward Enterprise helps security teams instantly visualize traffic flows of compromised devices to identify and contain the blast radius quickly.  

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Scaling: How We Process 10^30 Network Traffic Flows

At Forward Networks we build digital twins for computer networks. It is not a simulation. It is a mathematically accurate model of their network. We can process networks with more than 45,000 devices on a single box .
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Merged snapshots

Visualizing the detailed topology and device configuration and state information for your entire network is now one click away. Merging the snapshots allows operators to understand packet behavior across multiple networks, visualize physical topology, and investigate logical packet behavior.
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Search your network like a database using the Network Query Engine

The Forward Networks platform lets engineers search their network like a database. Discovering and tracking interesting configuration and state information no longer require complex vendor specific scripting — the NQE library makes it easy to write and store custom inquiries in seconds. 
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Networking Field Day 

Live presentations recorded in front of an audience of network engineers and industry specialists

FORWARD ENTERPRISE EXPLAINED LIVE

Watch our Forward Networks founders, engineers, and technical experts discuss real-customer challenges and demonstrate Forward Enterprise features and solutions.
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Cinematic trailers

CCIE vs. The Network

One man is tasked with finding 
the single source of truth in a
world of risk and uncertainty.
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Silence of the LAN

Who dares to investigate 
the dark presence 
within the network? 
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