Enterprise Network Synchronisation
Product Solutions for Enterprise Network Time Synchronisation:
|NTP80 Triple Port Network Time Server|
|NTP80 Plus Triple Port Network Time Server (Rack)|
|NTP80 Elite Network Time Server (with SFP & 1GbE)|
|NTP80 Elite Plus Network Time Server (SFP & 1GbE – Rack)|
|PTP80 Grandmaster Clock|
|PTP80 Elite Grandmaster Clock (SFP & 1GbE)|
Accurate and reliable time is becoming an essential part of modern network applications. Network Time Protocol (NTP) is an elegant solution to the question of distributing time over an Ethernet.
The IEEE 1588 Precise Time Protocol (PTP) is increasingly being used to provide ultra- precise synchronisation on packet-based networks.
Synchronised computer clocks on a network time server mean that automated functions, e.g. backups, occur at the designated time and that files are stamped with accurate and reliable time data. Some networks rely on external time sources for their time requirement, but this may leave the network at risk of a security breach.
Financial Institutions (e.g. Banks and Stock exchanges) synchronise their computers to ensure that the exact time of all transactions is logged. Auditors can then ensure that stock is bought and sold at the price that was correct at the point of transaction. As this is accepted as ‘legal time’ there can be no argument over the correct price of stock exchanged between the buyer and the vendor.
Data Centres act as remote data storage facilities for financial institutions: time and frequency is required to synchronise systems and enable the fast transfer of data between organisations on the network.
Press agencies accurately synchronise computers to ensure that news is released at the exact moment that an embargo is lifted.
Emergency service providers have statutory obligations for the timeliness of their response. Through synchronisation of their computers, and voice recorders, a chronological audit trail can be established. The audit trail can be examined to identify the weaknesses, so that remedial action for future activities is planned.