Challenge: Advanced Time Stamping Requirements for Mission Critical Applications
As our world becomes increasingly connected via networks standardized and accurate time stamping becomes essential for secure and efficient network operation and often is a legal requirement where the business is regulated such as financial trading (e.g. SOX, PCI-DSS, and OATS). Ultimately as networks become “intelligent” accurate time synchronization and recording moves beyond being mission critical for any network controller in order to guarantee:
•Accurate and verifiable Network Management System(NMS) reports with detailed log files
•Provide Network forensics and Post Mortem analysis of network outages and breaches to ensure performance and assist recovery
•Protection of customer data from tampering and fraud
•Security and accuracy of reporting in the financial sector
•Ability to meet legal standards of proof
•Standardization of time stamping across complex enterprise networks to prevent ambiguity
•Continuity of operations and delivery of SLA’s
So we see an increasing array of industry applications where timing becomes mission critical such as Financial Institutions, Corporates, Road and Air Traffic Control, Advanced Transport Networks, Factory automation and Petroleum Exploration to name but a few.
The Tekron range of NTP time servers is the ultimate tool for keeping enterprise and industrial networks synchronized using NTP protocol with the option of PTP. Our Network Time Servers are supplied in a range of form factors and feature sets to meet the demands of both small and large networks with varying port options covering copper and fiber Ethernet requirements and capacity of up to 42,000 transactions per second. Accuracy is typically <100ns to UTC and depending on the reference oscillator clocks can be Stratum 0 or 1 devices. The time synchronization data is secured and signed by symmetric keys (MD5) and the NTP auto-key procedures. This secures clients against manipulated time and man-in-the-middle type attacks and all configuration and security functions are encrypted. Finally all of our NTP servers feature Tekron’s renowned 10 year warranty. *See TEK Warranty page.
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