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Forward Networks

Forward Networks

A technology company with a platform designed to offer solutions for teams managing networks. It was founded in 2013 and is located in Palo Alto, California. 

Forward Networks is a Palo Alto-based company that has created software to provide solutions for networks, such as alleviating network outages, search complex networks, debut configuration problems, implement network-wide policies, and more. Its stated mission is to help identify and fix potential network issues. 

Product

The company's software is known as "Forward Enterprise" and it documents, searches, verifies, and predicts the behavior of the client's network by creating a software copy of the entire network infrastructure for both on-premises software and cloud. It can map the topology of the network's environment and the network team can utilize the search function to find information such as network behavior. 



There is also a verification function which allows for the network to be continuously audited and sends alerts to team members in the event of non-compliance. The software is capable of utilizing the data from the network to predict issues, such as connectivity and security policy violations. It can be integrated with other software including Cisco, Arista, and Azure.





Timeline

October 2019

Forward Networks raises a $35,000,000 series C round from Threshold Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, A. Capital and Goldman Sachs.

August 2017

Forward Networks raises a $16,000,000 series B round from A.Capital Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and DFJ.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Andrew Wesbecher

Employee



Brandon Heller

Co-Founder



David Erickson

Co-Founder



Jared Jacobs

Employee



Nate Chase

Employee



Nikhil Handigol

Co-Founder



Pete Crocker

Employee



Peyman Kazemian

Co-Founder



Steve Pace

Employee



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Forward Networks raises $35M to help enterprises map, track and predict their networks' behavior

Ingrid Lunden

Web

October 8, 2019

Forward Networks Recognized with Multiple Industry Awards



Web

October 3, 2019

Forward Networks Unveils New In-App Network Query Engine (NQE) Checks



Web

November 19, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Forward Enterprise Demo by David Erickson

June 20, 2019

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Ingrid Lunden
October 8, 2019
TechCrunch
Security breaches and other activity that causes network surges and outages are all on the rise in the enterprise, and today, a startup called Forward Networks, which has built a clever way to help businesses monitor their network traffic to identify when things are going wrong, has raised a round of $35 million to continue [...]

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