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Forward Networks

What is Forward Networks?

Forward Enterprise from Forward Networks analyzes and verifies network behaviors and security posture, to proactively surface configuration errors and policy intent violations. Based on a mathematical model, the Forward Enterprise digital twin is a virtual representation of the entire network, capable of computing every possible path a packet could take. Using the digital twin, the platform can compare the intent of the network designers to actual end-to-end behavior in order to expose any inconsistencies.

Why Should You Use the Forward Networks Connector?

The Forward Networks connector provides visibility into network state and network configuration. You can use this visibility to:

  • ensure networks are managed per your security policies

  • ensure network hardware is managed per your security policies

  • monitor vulnerabilties affecting networks and network hardware

How Does This Connector Work?

Lucidum executes read-only requests to the Forward Networks REST API and ingests only meta-data about Forward Networks. Lucidum does not retrieve any data stored on your assets.

Configuring the Connector in Lucidum

Field

Description

Example

Host

The hostname of the server for Forward Networks .

10.2.290.29

Port

The port on the Forward Networks server. Default port is 443.

389

Username

User name for a Forward Networks account with read access.

 justynmutts

Password

The password for the Forward Networks account.

 ************

Verify SSL.

For future use.

N/A

Source Documentation

Creating Credentials

Contact your Lucidum Sales Representative for help creating credentials in Forward Networks.

Required Permissions

Contact your Lucidum Sales Representative for help with permissions.

API Documentation

https://github.com/forwardnetworks/fwd-api

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