Why Trust Your Network Synchronization to an Unsecure Time Server?

Santa Rosa, California, October 1, 2002 - EndRun Technologies, the leader in cutting-edge time and frequency products, is proud to announce the release of their security-enhanced network time servers.  These products utilize the ultimate in authentication and encryption protocols, making them the most secure time servers in the industry.

Everyday an increasing number of diverse groups including financial networks, government entities, billing agencies and research laboratories, are realizing the necessity for an accurate time source to synchronize their computer networks.  However, along with the increased awareness of a need for accurate time synchronization, network administrators are now realizing that this time source must also be secure.  The management protocols utilized by a network time server are inherent to its susceptibility and vulnerability to intrusion.  Therefore, the security of these protocols is an important factor in the selection of a time server for any network.

EndRun Technologies' Praecis line of time servers provides the most secure techniques available today for managing and monitoring network equipment.  Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) version 3 and Secure Shell (SSH) have been added to the suite of management tools available in the Praecis models Cntp and Gntp.

SNMP is the most widely-used management protocol used by network administrators, and many time servers implement SNMP versions 1 and 2.  However, these versions are not secure, and SNMP version 3 was recently standardized to solve this problem.  EndRun Technologies has incorporated this new, secure version of SNMP to adhere to their goal of providing technical excellence and superior value.  The SSH implementation allows users the ability to perform maintenance and software upgrades safely.  Security-conscious users can also disable any or all of the risky protocols such as Telnet and can easily restrict access.

The inclusion of these security features in the Praecis line of time servers establishes these appliances as unequalled in the field of network timing.  These additional features are available at no extra cost.  Units are available from stock.  Please call 1-877-749-3878 to speak to one of our knowledgeable sales staff or go to www.endruntechnologies.com for more information.

About EndRun Technologies:
EndRun Technologies designs, develops, manufactures and markets precision time and frequency products.  These products are needed by widely dispersed markets such as enterprise networks, quality-of-service monitoring, calibration laboratories, power utilities, and many others.