Enterprise Network

The Challenge

Timing and synchronization enhances enterprise networks and can turn them into money-making assets. To accomplish this goal, several challenges need to be solved:

  • Optimizing network operations and improving quality of service
  • Managing network latency
  • Improving data accuracy and security 
  • Complying with regulations and standards 
“Very large-scale distributed systems demand that time be well-synchronized … Having accurate time is critical to everything we do at Google. Keeping replicas of data up to date, correctly reporting the order of searches and clicks, and determining which data-affecting operation came last are all examples of why accurate time is crucial to our products and to our ability to keep your data safe.” 

Learn more about why time matters to Google:


Let us help you make your network your most valuable asset

You'll find the world's best NTP servers right here. But if you need something more, our flexible product platforms along with our technology partners can solve the most difficult challenges around enterprise synchronization.

Working Across Industries

We bring the best network timing technologies for practical use to:

  • Data center operations
  • E-commerce
  • Technology and communications
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Security
  • Entertainment
  • Financial services and banking
  • Petrochemical and energy
  • Process control and automation
  • Government

Reliable and Scalable Solutions

We offer reliable and scalable solutions often coupling GPS/GNSS receivers with a precision local oscillator for deployment of network time protocol (NTP); precision time protocol (PTP); and other time sync standards in off-the-shelf configurations, custom configurations, and integrations with technology partners.

Some of the building blocks of our solutions for enterprise networks include:

Ingenuity at Work

  • Simplifying high availability NTP networks

    Leverage Anycast-compatible networks and routers to enhance your NTP deployment.

    If you need a scalable, reliable, high availability synchronization network, Spectracom's NTP over Anycast makes it simple. Deploy redundant stratum-1 servers without the need to manage complexity at the NTP client. A further enhancement includes using Spectracom stratum-2 servers for an extra level of relability.


Application Notes

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GPS-enabled network time synchronization enables real-time trading of financial instruments by providing secure, accurate, and reliable time for events across the trading network. When an event occurs and is logged into the realtime database, the time associated with the event is accurate to national and international time standards. Synchronizing the time at which a transaction is executed from one system to another allows these systems to properly process transactions accurately.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012
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Designed specifically for MIFID and FINRA, PRISMA Compliance is the first and only reporting solution that lets you gather, analyze and report on all the elements in your timing network and provide the required reports to satisfy internal compliance needs and external regulations.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Server appliance offers multiple 1GbE (RJ-45), 10GbE (SFP+), 25GbE (SFP28), and 40GbE (QSFP) network ports for set-up, management, and simultaneous NTP and PTP server/grandmaster capability with built-in network sync monitoring.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Industry Standards

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The payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) requires the use of time-synchronization technology. We can help ensure your compliance with requirement 10.4.
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
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System Diagrams

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System diagram showing hybrid Unicast/Anycast multi-statum NTP network.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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Success Stories

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A customer with a major datacenter facility was experiencing issues with GNSS interference affecting its timing systems.  This case study describes the solution, using a low-cost anti-jam antenna.
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Friday, April 20, 2018

Technical Notes and Briefs

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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.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
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White Papers

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The traceability of time synchronization: This document briefly discusses the differences between a time source from within the network compared to outside the network with considerations for traceability for a network deployment of network time protocol (NTP).

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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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.
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Friday, September 9, 2016
By: Spectracom
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Today's time sensitive networks rely on available and accurate positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) signals to provide leaders with the information required to make timely and effective decisions. The proliferation of GNSS-degrading and denying devices across state and non-state actors put this critical information capability in jeopardy. Learn how a combination of alternative PNT signals with traditional GNSS references makes PNT applications resilient against jamming and spoofing.
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Friday, May 11, 2018
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In January 2018, MiFID II RTS 25 compliance began, including five requirements for timing synchronization. Use this detailed checklist to make sure that you’re aware of the key considerations, your timing chain is ready and you're fully compliant.

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Friday, January 19, 2018
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The last decade has brought a paradigm shift in computing systems from single processor devices — whose performance plateaued — to distributed computing systems. In distributed systems, nodes execute concurrently with limited information about what the other nodes are executing at the moment. A key component of distributed coordination is the enforcement of consistent views at all nodes for the ordering of significant events. To this end, events are "timestamped" with logical counters or — increasingly lately — with tightly-synchronized physical time.
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Friday, May 11, 2018
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If you are in the data center business, you’re faced with a long list of customer demands as businesses and entire industries move operations to the cloud. But you’re also facing an increasingly competitive landscape where offering the best service and greatest value is paramount. Balancing what you can offer customers and at what cost can be complicated, to say the least. An often overlooked service offering, one which provides a large value to customers at a low cost to providers, is Time as a Service (TaaS).
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
By: Spectracom
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New regulations from MiFID II in Europe to the Consolidated Audit Trail in the US mandate that reportable events must be timestamped to much more accurate levels than ever before and that regulated organizations must have a clear understanding of time for all information they are required to report. Europe’s MiFID II, in particular — which came into force on January 3, 2018 — is far more prescriptive with regards to timestamping, as defined by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) within RTS 25.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018