Microchip TimeProvider 4100 2.1 Software is Now Available

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Microchip TimeProvider 4100 2.1 Software is Now Available

Microchip TimeProvider 4100 2.1 Software is Now Available

Empowered is pleased to announce that the 2.1 release features new enhancements that offer the most precise timing and 5G mobile network phase protection available! Most notably, 2.1 includes a Virtual Primary Reference Time Clock (vPRTC). Virtual PRTC supports the capability to design a redundant precise time distribution architecture for […]

New SyncServer S80 wins New Product Award

New SyncServer S80 wins New Product Award

Microchip’s SyncServer S80 NTP server won the New Product Showcase Award at the ISC West event in Las Vegas, Nevada organized by the Security Industry Association (SIA). The fully integrated SyncServer S80 with GPS receiver, NTP time server, and PoE interface is network-ready for easy integration into existing physical security […]

Watch Your Timing! Best Practices for NTP Time Synchronization

Watch Your Timing!  Best Practices for NTP Time Synchronization

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 using NTP for Time Synchronization, and best practices for keeping time accurate, reliable and secure. If you haven’t considered your needs for Time […]

Network Timing: Hidden Security Danger

Network Timing: Hidden Security Danger

Having accurate, reliable and secure Timing throughout your network improves several different network security application areas: Intrusion detection and forensic analysis Log file accuracy, auditing and monitoring Network fault diagnosis and recovery Access security and authentication Scheduled and automated operations

The 5 Dangers of Poor Network Timekeeping

The 5 Dangers of Poor Network Timekeeping

We know there are issues getting NTP Timing from the Internet. These are the five key risks associated with taking time from the public internet: Operations Failure Data Loss Security Holes Potential Legal Liability Loss of Credibility This Microchip Whitepaper details these 5 risks, and what you can do to remediate […]

Got DDoS? How to stop DDoS attacks on your NTP Server

Got DDoS? How to stop DDoS attacks on your NTP Server

DDoS attacks cost you time and money. Is your NTP server immune? Why take the chance? Microchip’s S600 and S650 NTP Servers with the NTP Reflector option, are effectively immune to DoS (Denial of Service) attacks via NTP. Check out Microchip’s important Application Note details the important functionality that provides secure, […]

Is your NTP Server Current, and Up-to-Date?

Is your NTP Server Current, and Up-to-Date?

We’re reaching out to owners of the SyncServer line of NTP Servers, from Microchip (formerly Symmetricom).  If someone else is responsible for NTP and Timing within your organization, please share this post. What’s Happened Over a year ago, Microchip issued the product lifecycle bulletin below: SyncServer S100 / S2xx / […]

SynCan 2017 – Session Notes Available

SynCan 2017 – Session Notes Available

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 […]