Accurate, Reliable & Secure NTP Servers

Accurate, Reliable & Secure NTP Servers

Stratum 1 GPS network time servers by Microsemi provide secure, accurate and reliable NTP/PTP network time synchronization that is easy to use. Eliminate the risk of taking time from the Internet, and protect your network, log files, and operational integrity. Use a trusted source of official time from the experts in time synchronization for decades.

Enterprise Timing Solutions

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Emerging Virtual Networks require timing & synchronization. You can't Virtualize Timing - all virtual systems, networks and the services and applications they support require a co-located synchronization source, inside your network. We have solutions with different levels of precision, redundancy and holdover, and the skills to help you engineer the right solution to address any requirement.

Accurate, Reliable and Secure Timing is essential for today's networks and applications:

  • Improve security and authentication with accurate, reliable and tamper-proof timing
  • Ensure log file accuracy, for security, billing, database, VoIP, and other essential applications
  • Regulations for electronic transactions, trading and more require precise, traceable timing
  • Improve fault correlation, diagnostics and forensics with accurate log entries across systems
  • Standard hardware and software can't deliver the precision and accuracy required

Most organizations need at least one network time server to provide Stratum 1 GPS-referenced NTP that is secure, accurate, reliable and easy to use. Protect your organization's network, log files, and operational integrity and eliminate the risk of taking time from the Internet. Trust Empowered's expertise to help you find the right solution for trusted source of official time for your network and applications.

Microsemi's innovative SyncServer S6xx Series timing platform includes:

SyncServer® S600 SyncServer® S650 NTP Professional Services 

 

SyncServer® S600 - NTP / Network Time Server

High Performance, Enhanced Security Network Time Server

The new SyncServer S600 GPS / GNSS, Stratum 1 network time server with security-hardened NTP Reflector™ technology improves the security, accuracy and the reliability of the time services on the network for IT network administrators working to provide network time services in hardened network operations.

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Overview

The S600 network time server is purpose built to deliver exact hardware based Network Time Protocol (NTP) timestamps. The unparalleled accuracy and security is rounded out with outstanding ease-of-use features for reliable network time services ready to meet the needs of the user network and business operations today, and in the future.

High Security and Capacity

The four standard GbE ports combined easily handle more than 10,000 NTP requests per second using hardware time stamping and compensation. All traffic to the S600 CPU is bandwidth limited for protection against denial-of-service (DOS) attacks. For significantly more robust and secure NTP operations, enable the security-hardened NTP Reflector with 100% hardware-based NTP packet processing capable of 120,000 NTP requests per second.

Unprecedented NTP Accuracy

The Stratum 1 level S600 derives nanosecond accurate time directly from the atomic clocks aboard the GNSS satellites. By using an integrated, 72-channel GNSS receiver, every visible satellite can be tracked and used to maintain accurate and reliable time. Even in urban canyon environments where direct satellite visibility can be limited, manually inputting the position can be sufficient to acquire accurate time even from a single intermittent satellite.

Timing and Design Reliability

The 72 channel GNSS receiver, coupled with Microsemi's patented Active Thermal Compensation Technology, provides best-in-class time accuracy of <15ns RMS to UTC. Backstop this with a durable hardware design subjected to severe shock and vibration testing, and high reliability components that extend the operating temperature range to a very wide -20DegC to 65DegC. Further choose the dual power supply option with SNMP trap enabled monitoring to avoid time service interruptions. As with all Microsemi time servers, upgrading to a high performance oscillator such as a Rubidium atomic clock, keeps the S600 accurate for a long time in the event of a GNSS service disruption.

Four GbE ports for Performance, Flexibility and Security

The S600 has four dedicated and isolated GbE Ethernet ports, each equipped with NTP hardware time stamping. These are connected to a very high-speed microprocessor with microsecond accurate time stamps to assure high-bandwidth NTP performance. This more than meets the need of servicing 10,000 NTP requests per second.

Intuitive, Secure and Easy to Use Web Interface

The modern web interface is the primary control interface for the S600. Once the keypad and display are used to bring the unit online, complete status and functions are easily found via the well-organized left side expanding/collapsing navigation menu. At-a-glance dashboard presentation combined with logical organization and intuitive controls make configuring the S600 quite easy.

Standard Management Access Security

All of the expected network management protocols are standard in the S600. These include mandatory password access, HTTPS/SSL only (using the high encryption cipher suite), SSH, access control lists, service termination, SNMPv2/v3 and NTP MD5 authentication. All traffic to S600 is bandwidth-limited for protection against the DoS attacks.

SyncServer S600 Key Features

  • Ultra high-bandwidth NTP time server
  • Stratum 1 Operations via GNSS satellites
  • Four GbE ports standard, all with patented NTP hardware timestamping
  • Built-in DoS detection and protection
  • Security-hardened NTP Reflector with firewall protection
  • Web-based protection with high security cipher suite
  • Exceptional time accuracy to UTC
  • Extended environmental specifications
  • TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP and more
  • IPv6/IPv4 on all ports
  • Rubidium Atomic Clock or OCXO oscillator upgrades
  • Dual Power Supply Option
  • PTP and GLONASS ready, no additional hardware required
  • Synchronizes thousands of NTP clients
  • Security-hardened for peace-of-mind time service operations
  • Multiple GbE NTP ports for easy network configuration and adaptation
  • Best-in-class time accuracy for improved log file and timestamp precision and usability
  • Very reliable and easy-to-use network time appliance for modern networks and business operations

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SyncServer® S650 - Network Time Server

Accurate, Secure and Flexible Time and Frequency Standard

The new modular SyncServer S650 Time and Frequency Instrument provides unprecedented synchronization flexibility and performance using Microsemi FlexPort™ technology. The GPS referenced S650 is designed for modern electronics systems and networks that require best-in-class synchronization performance easily adaptable to a wide range of applications, with unique flexibility and powerful network/security-based features.

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Overview

The modular Microsemi S650 combines the best of time and frequency instrumentation with unique flexibility and powerful network/security-based features. The level of timing signal flexibility is unprecedented and can even eliminate the need for additional signal distribution chasis and there is no degradation in the precise quality of the coherent output signals.

Unparalleled Flexibility

The base Timing I/O module with eight BNC connectors comes standard with the most popular timing I/O signals (IRIG B, 10 MHz, 1PPS and so on). When more flexibility is required, the unique Microsemi FlexPort™ Technology option enables six of the BNCs to output any supported signal (time codes, sine waves, programmable rates), all configurable in real time via the secure web interface. The incredible BNC-by-BNC configurations makes very efficient and cost-effective use of the 1U space available.

Timing and Design Reliability

The 72-channel GNSS receiver coupled with Microsemi's patented Active Thermal Compensation Technology provides excellent accuracy of <15ns RMS to UTC (USNO). Backstop this with a durable hardware design subjected to MIL STD 810G testing, high-reliability components extending the operating temperature range to a very wide -20DegC to 65DegC and a dual power supply option. Further, upgrading to a high performance oscillator, such as Rubidium atomic clock, keeps the S650 accurate for long periods in the event of a GNSS service disruption.

Secure Networking

The four standard GbE ports accommodate more than 10,000 NTP requests per second using hardware time stamping and compensation. All network traffic to the S650 CPU is bandwidth-limited for protection against denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. For more secure NTP operations, enable the optional Security-Hardened NTP Reflector™ with line speed, 100% hardware-based NTP packet processing. The reflector is also a CPU-protecting firewall, bandwidth limiting non-NTP traffic to the CPU. It is also equipped with DoS detection, notification and protection against abnormally high network traffic.

Leverage Built-In Hardware

The SyncServer S650 includes additional built-in hardware features that are enabled through software license keys, such as the Security-Hardened NTP Reflector™. Anticipated future software enabled hardware options are GbE PTP operations and GLONASS support.

Standard Management Access Security

All of the expected network management protocols are standard in the S650. These include mandatory password access, HTTPS/SSL only (using the high encryption cipher suite), SSH, access control lists, service termination, SNMPv2/v3 and NTP MD5 authentication. All traffic to S650 is bandwidth-limited for protection against the DoS attacks.

Intuitive, Secure and Easy to Use Web Interface

The modern web interface is the primary control interface for the S650. Once the keypad and display are used to bring the unit online, complete status and functions are easily found via the well-organized left side expanding/collapsing navigation menu. At-a-glance dashboard presentation combined with logical organization and intuitive controls make configuring the S650 quite easy.

SyncServer S650 Key Features

  • <15ns RMS to UTC (USNO)
  • <1x10-12 Frequency Accuracy
  • Modular timing architecture with unique and innovative FlexPort™ technology
  • Most popular timing signal inputs/outputs are standard in the base Timing I/O module (IRIG B, 10 MHz, 1 PPS, etc.)
  • Four GbE ports standard, all with patented NTP hardware timestamping
  • Web-based management with high-security cipher suite
  • -20°C to 65°C operating temperature, shock and vibration qualified
  • IPv6/IPv4 on all ports
  • Rubidium Atomic Clock or OCXO oscillator upgrades
  • Dual power supply option
  • PTP and GLONASS ready; no additional hardware required
  • FlexPort™ timing technology efficiently and cost-effectively adds innovative "any signal, any connector" technology, eliminating the wasted space inherent with legacy style fixed-signal modules/BNCs
  • Multiple GbE network ports for easy network configuration and adaption
  • Reliable and rugged design for long product life and wide application scope
  • Many security-hardened, network-based feature for stringent IA requirements

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NTP Professional Services

Empowered’s services can speed your implementation of NTP, and keep it running:

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  • Enterprise NTP Server Implementation – Our Sync Experts can map out a plan for a cost-efficient approach to deploy NTP throughout your network. We supply all specific equipment and cabling required, install and connect the NTP servers and GPS Antenna, configure and commission the system, and provide basic training
  • GPS Antenna Implementation – Where a new GPS Antenna is required, the details of your specific site – roof access, cable routing, conduit installation, building codes, and authorized contractors – come into play. We provide the help you need, from generic specifications for cabling and antenna mount requirements, to full turnkey service including site surveys, liaison with authorized contractors, and full implementation
  • For applications like High Frequency Trading that require sub-microsecond accurate time stamps, we recommend server adapters that support PTP, combined with a PTP Grandmaster, like the TimeProvider 5000. We can help you determine the solution that best suits your needs for performance, accuracy, reliability and security.
  • For Service Provider solutions for NTP, see our on Carrier-Class Platforms page.
    For Power Industry customers, see our Smart Grid Solutions page.
  • Training – Training on NTP servers and related synchronization platforms can be delivered online, by qualified synchronization experts with current practical experience
  • Technical Support – Empowered’s Technical Assistance Center (TAC) in Ottawa is first point of contact for all support requests. Our bilingual Technical Service Analysts provide quick resolution for usage questions and known problems for all Microsemi products

Empowered and Microsemi have the skills, experience and resources you need to engineer, furnish and install cost-effective NTP Solutions for any application.

 

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