The FDA has guidelines for establishing trustworthy electronic records. NASD has rules about how member firms record order, transaction, or related data. The Sarbanes-Oxley law legislates acceptable conduct regarding the retention of records; electronic and paper for public companies and their executives. All of these regulations, guidelines and laws have one thing in common when it comes to electronic records – the time on their systems must be accurate and auditable.
Symmetricom’s Domain Time II Audit Server software is specifically designed for companies that must comply with federal or industry-specific regulations. Domain Time II Audit Server is an audit collection system that reduces the potential for fraud by automatically establishing transaction validity in enterprise environments.
Audit Server is a system designed to work in conjunction with Symmetricom's Domain Time II time synchronization suite to provide a secure, verifiable audit trail of the time synchronization of mission-critical networks. By automatically and routinely auditing the time synchronization accuracy of every computer on a network, Audit Server provides the clear, indisputable records needed to easily resolve any contested timestamp issue that may arise.
"Domain Time II Audit Server provides all types of organizations and their stakeholders with the needed confidence that the original time of their digital communication records can be proven accurate today and tomorrow," says Trent Henry, security analyst for the Burton Group. "Having a strong record of when an enterprise's time was synchronized and with what time source contributes to the integrity of a digital audit trail within an enterprise."
The audit records collected by Symmetricom's Audit Server include complete information to allow auditors to determine precisely when a machine was last synchronized, with what time source, as well as its variance from the reference time source.
Full time audit records can be collected and maintained from any machine running Domain Time II time sync components on Microsoft Windows (Nasdaq:MSFT), Sun Solaris (Nasdaq:SUNW), FreeBSD and Redhat Linux (Nasdaq:RHAT) platforms. In addition, Audit Server can collect information from Network Time Protocol sources (such as time servers, routers, national time authorities, etc.) so that all time devices used in synchronization are tracked.
"With regard to complying with regulations, the integrity of an IT network's time source is critical," says Paul Skoog, Symmetricom’s IP network timing product marketing manager. "The Audit Server integrates perfectly with the Domain Time II time synchronization suite which connects securely to a trusted network time source, such as a Symmetricom dedicated GPS referenced network time server. This system integration meets or exceeds regulatory requirements for time keeping, while keeping the audit process relatively painless and with very low-overhead."
Currently, Symmetricom is offering a free 30 day trial of the Audit Server Software along with a 30 day free trial of the complete Domain Time II suite. Find out how you can comply with your industry's regulations, without the added burden of ever having to worry about it again.