Enterprise-Class SecureSync NTP Server

  • SecureSync master oscillator for land mobile radio

NTP Server Overview

SecureSync® combines Spectracom’s precision GPS master clock technology and secure network-centric approach with a compact modular hardware design in a 1RU chassis to result in a powerful, scalable and flexible NTP appliance.

Supporting a wide variety of network synchronization and management protocols, the base model comes with a built-in 10/100 base-T Ethernet port for network management and high-performance NTP which can serve more than 7,500 NTP requests per second. It includes all the latest functions of NTPv4. It can be deployed in combination with other stratum-1 NTP server(s), can be used in a stratum-2 configuration, and can be expanded through option modules.

  • High bandwidth NTP performance
  • Stratum 1 via GPS and other references or Stratum 2
  • IEEE-1588 PTPv2 grandmaster option
  • STL Option - add STL to GPS or GNSS input references to improve resilience, or use STL alone for indoor applications.
  • Modular hardware supports variety of interfaces and timing signals including 3 additional 1 GbE ports
  • Multiple prioritized reference inputs
  • Internal precision time-keeping via TCXO, OCXO or Rb atomic clock
  • Secure web-based user interface
  • Built-in network sync monitoring option
  • Secure network management: enable or disable protocols
  • IPv4/IPv6 dual stack
  • Alert notifications via SNMP Traps and e-mail alerts
  • CLI/SSH access for automation and scripting
  • Best-in-class 5-year warranty

SecureSync Details

Options Modules Extend Synchronization Capability

A unique capability of SecureSync is to add hardware options at initial deployment or later as your network grows. An option adds three (3) 10/100/1000 interfaces to deliver NTP to multiple isolated LAN segments at 1 GigE. Two other options add PTPv2 functionality to the unit. One option is for a configurable master/slave PTP operation over a 10/100 network interface. The other is for PTP grandmaster functionality at 1 GigE. Up to six (6) of either types of ports can be added. Each PTP port is configured and operates independently to improve PTP performance since its processor is independent of all others in the system.

Resources

White Papers

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Typically, applications for timing use GPS as a precise, traceable, high availability, and free source of synchronization. But GPS is not the only satellite in the sky. More and more Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are being developed and deployed. This white paper describes the trend to multi-GNSS using the example of the Russian GLONASS system as a complement to GPS.
pdf - 363 KB
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
By: Spectracom
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If you manage a time-sensitive network, you'll want to consider how a leap second event will effect your applications. We offer these tips to help you be prepared.
pdf - 356 KB
Friday, September 9, 2016
By: Spectracom

Technical Notes and Briefs

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This document is designed to help with the configuration Email Alerts to generate automatic emails when certain events occur on a SecureSync, NetClock, or VersaSync Time Server with 5.1.x software or higher.
pdf - 266 KB
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
By: Spectracom
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NTP (Network Time Protocol) and SNTP (Simple Network Time Protocol) are very similar TCP/IP protocols in that they use the same time packet from a Time Server message to compute accurate time. The procedure used by the Time Server to assemble and send out a time stamp is exactly the same whether NTP (i.e. full implementation NTP) is being used, or if SNTP is being used.
pdf - 103 KB
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
By: Spectracom
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Spectracom NTP services, implemented in its SecureSync and NetClock 9400 platforms, are compatible with an Anycast routing scheme. The NTP over Anycast feature is a combination of the time server’s ability to associate one of its network ports to an Anycast IP address and to remove itself as an available time source if there is a problem with its reference.
pdf - 170 KB
Thursday, September 25, 2014
By: Spectracom
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Large-scale NTP deployments require consideration for the network’s time synchronization architecture. Network time deployments are usually driven by considerations for reliability, scalability, manageability and security. The capability of modern NTP servers, such as Spectracom SecureSync® and NetClock® time servers, is such that capacity does not impact the design of the synchronization architecture. 
pdf - 343 KB
Thursday, May 19, 2016
By: Spectracom
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This technical note provides a general description of the software routing scheme of a single Spectracom unit with multiple network ports and offers alternative timing hardware deployments if software isolation is insufficient.
pdf - 319 KB
Monday, December 22, 2014
By: Spectracom

Compliance Documents, Technical Notes and Briefs

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This technical note documents the compatibility of SecureSync with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) “CIP-007 Standard Cyber Security – Systems Security Management” and describes the SecureSync configuration settings required to meet the CIP-007 requirement.
pdf - 142 KB
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
By: Spectracom

Datasheets

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Spectracom GPS timing accessories include GPS antennas, surge protectors, grounding kits, amplfiers, splitters, software, time displays, and support package options.
pdf - 140 KB
Saturday, November 16, 2013
By: Spectracom
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Optional hardware modules for the SecureSync platform.
pdf - 165 KB
Thursday, February 12, 2015
By: Spectracom
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A SecureSync configuration and options for the needs for enterprise network synchronization.
pdf - 685 KB
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By: Spectracom
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An overview of the web-based graphical user interface for Spectracom's time server/master clock platform.
pdf - 123 KB
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By: Spectracom

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