Compliance Info: EventSentry’s NTP monitoring helps with PCI requirement 10.4.
EventSentry can both verify and synchronize the local time with a RFC 1769 and RFC 1305 NTP server (up to version 3), either in addition to an existing time synchronization (e.g. Active Directory) or as the sole mechanism to synchronize time on all monitored servers and workstations.
When the time between a monitored host and the NTP server is out of sync, then EventSentry will attempt to synchronize the time (if configured) and can also log a message to the event log, reporting the detected time difference.
The NTP synchronization feature is very flexible and can easily be customized. The following configuration options are available:
Network latency is taken into consideration when calculating the clock offset, with a precision down to milliseconds.