Networks of workstations and servers, each with its own clock, are actively timestamping files, emails, transactions, and so on. At the same time, server logs are recording every type of transaction in case the information is needed for audit or forensic analysis. At some point during the day, it is quite likely that automatic processes (such as archiving, directory synchronization, and cron jobs) will execute and alter files based on these timestamps.
Fundamental to all this is the belief that the time is correct. But is it?
This white paper details the Key Areas Requiring Quality Network Timekeeping and offers a comprehensive overview of the NTP features and their benefits