Enterprise-Class SecureSync NTP Server

Enterprise-Class SecureSync NTP Server

  • SecureSync network time server

NTP Server Overview

DISA Approved - Approved Products List for DoD NetworksSecureSync® 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
  • Modular appliance 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
  • NTP over Anycast
  • 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.

Along with precision 10 MHz and 1PPS outputs, all other physical synchronization signals can be generated as options so you can leverage your networking timing deployment to specifi c devices. Many of these signals can be used as references for redundancy or for other applications such as syncing across security boundaries via optical fiber.

Reliability and Scalability Supports All Timing Network Architectures

Several features support reliability and redundancy. Multi-GNSS operation is available as an option to add GLONASS and BeiDou signals to the GPS reference to improve signal availability. SecureSync can also be deployed without the expense of a GPS receiver to operate as a stratum-2 server. Units among the same stratum can be set as NTP peers. Any other timing source can also be a reference such as T1/E1, time code, 1PPS, etc. You set the priority from all the available references. An internal oscillator maintains timing accuracy if all references are lost. Choose from TCXO, 2 types of OCXO and Rubidium.

A Network-centric Approach

SecureSync is a security-hardened network appliance designed to meet rigorous network security standards and best practices. It ensures tamper-proof management and extensive logging. Robust network protocols are used to allow for easy but secure configuration. Features can be enabled or disabled based on your network policies. Installation is aided by DHCP (IPv4), AUTOCONF (IPv6) or SLAAC, and a front-panel keypad and display, and a command-line interface. A modern web browser user interface supports confi guration unit and an optional monitor of synchronization quality throughout the network.

NTP Over Anycast

Orolia 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.

Resources

Datasheets

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Orolia GPS timing accessories include GPS antennas, surge protectors, grounding kits, amplfiers, splitters, software, time displays, and support package options.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Optional hardware modules for the SecureSync platform.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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BroadShield is an option that integrates over 75 GPS jamming and spoofing detection algorithms into the SecureSync Precision Time and Frequency Platform.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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A SecureSync configuration and options for the needs for enterprise network synchronization.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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An overview of the web-based graphical user interface for Orolia's time server/master clock platform.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
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STL (Satellite, Time & Location) is a revolutionary source for precision time broadcast from the Iridium® satellites constellation. Orolia has partnered with Satelles to integrate this signal into the SecureSync platform, providing a secure and accurate timing reference that can augment or take the place of GPS in RF denied environments. STL
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Monday, March 25, 2019
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Technical Notes and Briefs

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This document is designed to help you configure Email Alerts to generate automatic emails when certain events occur on an Orolia time server with 5.1.x software.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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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.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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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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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. 
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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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.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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White Papers

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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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Monday, December 31, 2018
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This Orolia Tech Brief explores the basic steps for maintaining security using a network-connected time server and looks at different ways to achieve resiliency in PNT. As an example, we will start with our SecureSync® Time Server product line to demonstrate how to maintain security with this network-connected device.
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Friday, February 22, 2019
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Reliance on GNSS is now commonplace. However, all GNSS systems share a common vulnerability: their signals are very weak. GNSS satellites operate from Mid-Earth Orbit (MEO), approximately 20,000-25,000 km above the earth, to provide the best coverage and geometry for triangulation. As such, the transmitted signal is extremely weak upon arrival at the surface of the earth – so weak that it is weaker than the surrounding radio noise. Special signal processing techniques recover the GNSS signal from the background noise, but the weak signal strength at the user’s receivers makes GNSS navigation very susceptible to interference.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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