What is Network Time Protocol (NTP)? A definition & 5 Reasons Why Your Computer Network Needs It

The importance of Network Time Protocol (NTP) is often underestimated, yet critical systems rely on it every day to function properly. Discover the 5 reasons why your computer network needs NTP.

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What Is NTP Useful For? The 6 Reasons For NTP Time Server Use

Why is everyone raving about NTP? Because accurate time can safeguard your computer network and improve business efficiency. Discover six valid reasons for NTP time server use.

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Accurate Time – NIST Unveils New Atomic Clock With Potential To Keep Accurate Time For 300m Years

Accurate time specialists, Galleon Systems, assess the implications of NIST’s new atomic clock.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has revealed a new atomic clock, claiming that it has the capability to maintain accurate time for the next 300 million years.

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What Is NTP? What Are Its Benefits? Find Out Now…

NTP time server specialists, Galleon, answers what is NTP? Highlighting the benefits of NTP servers for businesses.    

What Is NTP?

What Is NTP?

Galleon Systems, Provider Of NTP Time Servers

In simple terms NTP, or Network Time Protocol, is a system used to synchronise the time of day across computer networks. Originally developed by David L. Mills of the University of Delaware, NTP works by using a single time source, enabling it to synchronise time across all devices that are part of a network.

Did you know? NTP was first implemented in 1985. However, some of its predecessors date back as far as 1979.

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NTP Time Servers – Are They Affected By Daylight Savings Time?

Daylight Savings, NTP Time Server

Clocks go forward on March 30, 2014.

Specialists in the design, manufacture and supply of time synchronisation units and digital clocks, Galleon Systems clears up the confusion over the impact of daylight savings time on NTP time servers. 

In March, clocks in the UK go forward one hour in preparation for British summer time, prompting concerns that daylight savings time will cause problems for users of NTP time servers. In a bid to reassure, Galleon Systems clarifies the impact of daylight savings time on NTP time servers in order to calm such concerns.

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Network Time Protocol DDoS Attacks, What’s the Solution?

DDoS attacks hit network time protocol

DDoS attacks hit network time protocol.

A spate of Network Time Protocol DDoS attacks have hit the headlines recently with the BBC and PC World all reporting an increase in such incidents. Has your business suffered? Then read on…

Network time server manufacturers and suppliers, Galleon Systems, understand Network Time Protocol and provide numerous technologies capable of combatting the recent outbreak of DDoS attacks hitting Network Time Protocol. Recently, the BBC made reference to online security specialists Cloudfare, which reported the ‘biggest’ attack of its kind and warned that a key vulnerability of internet infrastructure had been exploited.  Read the rest of this entry »

What Time Server Do I Need For My Business?

Modern businesses are no longer local. The internet and global communications means that even a small business might have to regularly trade overseas and often across time zones, and this means that accurate time is crucial. On a computer network, virtually every transaction is reliant on time. Time stamps are the only means a computer has of knowing when and if a transaction or process has taken place. Accurate stamps from a time server are required for billing systems, database sorting, network diagnostics and for nearly all transactions conducted over the internet. If any of this applies to your business, perhaps it’s time to ask yourself “What Time Server Do I Need?” Read the rest of this entry »

What is NTP Time and How Does it Benefit Me?

To explain “What is NTP Time?” a brief introduction of how important time synchronization is, is required. Time synchronisation is essential for computer networks, especially those that conduct time sensitive transactions. Time, in the form of time stamps, is used by computers to identify when a transaction has taken place or needs to take place. Therefore, if time differs across a network all sorts of things can go wrong, from transactions not occurring to data getting lost. Read the rest of this entry »

Have the Olympics kept pace with precision timing?

London 2012 will be the 30th modern Olympic Games, and in its 116-year history, UY98UZDDVGGJ the Olympics have gone through many changes. New events have been introduced, records have been broken and different cities have played host to the games, but one constant has remained – the need to time competitors accurately during the different events. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Prevent Costly Leap Second Interruptions

At the end of June this year, several high profiles websites suffered disruption and went down due the inclusion of an additional second to the international time system. The websites, including the social news and networking sites Reddit, Foursquare and Linkedin, were disrupted for several hours thanks to the inclusion of a Leap Second to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the world’s global timescale. Read the rest of this entry »