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ALSO CALLED: Network Time Protocol
DEFINITION: Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol that is used to synchronize computer clock times in a network of computers. Developed by David Mills at the University of Delaware, NTP is now an Internet standard. In common with similar protocols, NTP uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to synchronize computer clock times to a millisecond, and sometimes to a fraction of a millisecond.Accurate time  … 
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Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments
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Posted: 20 Feb 2013 | Published: 20 Feb 2013

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A Hidden Security Danger: Network Timing
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WHITE PAPER: Most anyone who uses a PC no doubt sees the little clock at the bottom of the screen,dutifully ticking off the minutes of the passing day. But chances are they don’t often think about the role that clock plays in the network to which the PC is attached.
Posted: 27 Dec 2010 | Published: 27 Dec 2010

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The Importance of Network Time Synchronization
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WHITE PAPER: This paper explains why accurate network time -- and therefore precise network time synchronization -- is critically important for network management. Read on to learn more about the importance of network time synchronization.
Posted: 20 Oct 2009 | Published: 20 Oct 2009

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Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

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NTP DEFINITION (continued): …  across a network is important for many reasons; even small fractions of a second can cause problems. For example, distributed procedures depend on coordinated times to ensure that proper sequences are followed. Security mechanisms depend on coordinated times across the network. File system updates carried out by a number of computers also depend on synchronized clock times. Air traffic control systems provide a graphic illustration of the need for coordinated times, since flight paths require very precise timing (imagine the situation if air traffic controller computer clock times were not synchronized).UTC … 
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