SynCan 2017, our annual Canadian Synchronization Users’ Meeting, was very well-attended!
SynCan 2017 is the event in Canada to learn more about Sync, and how it impacts the experience delivered to your customers. Each year, SynCan attracts key representatives from Canada’s leading players in Telecom, Wireless, Cable and Utilities.
This year’s event took place on Wednesday May 17th, 2017, at One King West, in downtown Toronto.
Microsemi’s new TimeSource Enhanced Primary Reference Time Clock (ePRTC) solution, based on ITU-T G.8272.1, is a highly accurate, reliable and autonomous source of time, frequency and phase synchronization, regardless of the availability of GNSS.
This brief video discusses the concepts around the PRTC, GNSS Vulnerability, and the benefits of ITU-T G.8272.1, the ePRTC. It features Greg Wolff of Microsemi, recorded at the ePRTC product launch at the ITSF conference in Prague.
You’re in your regular leadership team meeting when the CIO turns to other business and announces “…and we have our regular annual PCI Audit coming up in three weeks so let’s make sure we’re all ready for it…”
Did the CIO see that involuntary twitch cross your face?
Is that binder of PCI findings from the last audit still sitting on your desk? Have you closed all the items? Has the virtualization project your team has been working on somehow impacted PCI compliance? When you acquired that competing firm in another part of the country, were they ready for a PCI Audit?
Does your organization want to implement Application Portfolio Management? Are you trying to determine the value in implementing APM? Are you struggling to know what tool you should use and what data is important to collect?
Infoblox recently presented a Webinar, Think Your Configs Are Compliant? Think Again, featuring Dave Signori of Infoblox. Dave discusses the complex compliance landscape including mandatory external regulations like PCI, DISA and others… as well as internal security and operational policies… and the challenge of ensuring that network device configurations stay compliant, over time. Learn how Infoblox NetMRI addresses these challenges, and more.
We’ve captured the highlights in a brief video you shouldn’t miss.
Accurate, reliable and secure time has become essential to many types of systems, applications, and key services considered part of today’s enterprise networks. Here’s a primer on Time Synchronization, and best practices for keeping time accurate, reliable and secure.
If you haven’t considered your needs for Time Synchronization, or updated your approach, this post highlights some best practices, key considerations and prudent steps to consider.
Why is Time Synchronization so important?
For any Enterprise, time synchronization keeps Active Directory, authentication, network security services, backups, log files and audit trails in synch across different systems, for troubleshooting, auditing, and forensics.
In E-commerce, having “protected” time sources, and accurate timestamps referenced to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) is a compliance requirement. Key regulatory regimes, like PCI DSS 3.0 Section 10.4, SEC Rule 613 and FINRA OATS Rule 7430, have all tightened requirements for time synchronization over the last several years. Expand this post for More » » »