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Protecting third-party timing receivers from cyberattacks with trusted networkwide GNSS assurance

Protecting third-party timing receivers from cyberattacks with trusted networkwide GNSS assurance

Our Ensemble Sync Director GNSS assurance is now vendor-agnostic, providing resilient and assured PNT for more customers than ever before. Network operators now have the power to remotely detect issues with GNSS receivers from any vendor, helping to maintain high-quality timing performance, avoid disruptions and reduce operating costs.

Our Ensemble Sync Director GNSS assurance is now vendor-agnostic, providing resilient and assured PNT for more customers than ever before. Network operators now have the power to remotely detect issues with GNSS receivers from any vendor, helping to maintain high-quality timing performance, avoid disruptions and reduce operating costs.

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Protecting third-party timing receivers from cyberattacks with trusted networkwide GNSS assurance

  1. 1. Protecting third-party timing receivers from cyberattacks with trusted networkwide GNSS assurance Robust PNT services with AI-powered analysis of all GNSS assurance data
  2. 2. © 2022 ADVA. All rights reserved. 2 Which applications are using GNSS for timing ? Radio access networks Highly accurate phase and frequency synchronization for efficient use of spectrum Migration from NTP- to PTP-based timing for increased timestamping accuracy Financial trading Digital cable networks Timing distribution to remote PHY devices in digital infrastructure deployments Higher accuracy and uncompromised reliability for mission-critical applications Power utilities Data center infrastructure Common and precise time basis for synchronization of distributed data bases Keeping cameras, mixers, recorders and monitors tightly synchronized Broadcast networks
  3. 3. © 2022 ADVA. All rights reserved. 3 Over two million GNSS timing receivers in use … Source: https://www.gsa.europa.eu/system/files/reports/market_report_issue_6_v2.pdf Number of GNSS timing receivers is growing steadily • Telecommunication networks for timing of base stations and small cells, fixed networks, professional mobile radio (PMR), satellite stations • Energy networks for timestamping of synchrophasor measurements • Financial applications for assuring sequence of transactions in trading Some of the key use cases
  4. 4. © 2022 ADVA. All rights reserved. 4 Growing GPS/GNSS vulnerabilities and cyber threats GNSS for timing Jamming and spoofing Obstruction Interference with transmitters at adjacent bands Ionospheric disturbance, solar activity GNSS disturbances Multiple threat agents
  5. 5. © 2022 ADVA. All rights reserved. 5 Government mandated resilient PNT requirements US - Federal Executive Order 13905 of Feb 2020: Strengthening National Resilience Through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services PNT cyber threats Finance Power grid Communications Data centers aPNT+™ targets: critical infrastructure Transportation According to RTI and NIST, cost of GPS/PNT disruption is $1 billion per day • Protect • Critical government and industry infrastructure against disruptions from GNSS jamming/spoofing and cyberattacks • Deploy • Resilient and self-survivable PNT systems • Target • Critical infrastructure threatened by GNSS synchronization vulnerabilities • Use • Published PNT assurance guidelines and standards in progress • DHS Resilient PNT Conformance Framework • NIST Cybersecurity Framework for PNT Profile (NISTIR 8323) • IEEE P1952 Resilient PNT UE working group aPNT+™ - assured positioning, navigation and timing
  6. 6. © 2022 ADVA. All rights reserved. 6 Demand for GNSS/GPS receivers is growing rapidly GPS receiver GPS receiver GPS receiver GPS receiver • No visibility of GNSS receiver health and quality of timing information • Different suppliers with no means to correlate GNSS data and identify issues such as cyber threats, obstructions or solar disturbance from a single system  GNSS failures are detected too late, services become impacted Problem GPS receiver GPS receiver GPS receiver GPS receiver GPS receiver GPS receiver GPS receiver GPS receiver GPS receiver GPS receiver
  7. 7. © 2022 ADVA. All rights reserved. 7 The solution: centralized vendor-agnostic monitoring and assurance Integrating third-party GNSS receiver data makes PNT services resilient and secure • Gathering networkwide performance data from any GNSS receiver in real-time • AI-assisted analysis for predictive maintenance, fast threat/alarm detection and performance control The intelligent centralized approach Ensemble Controller and Sync Director • Lower operational cost with real time access to any GNSS/GPS receiver data • Networkwide control, visibility and management through Ensemble Sync Director's GNSS assurance • Uninterrupted network services with trusted end-to- end GNSS receiver health analytics Key advantages
  8. 8. © 2022 ADVA. All rights reserved. 8 Remote GNSS health test – bad site Easy identification of local reception issues
  9. 9. © 2022 ADVA. All rights reserved. 9 Remote GNSS health test – good site
  10. 10. © 2022 ADVA. All rights reserved. 10 Ensemble Sync Director GNSS assurance – monitoring and analysis of Global Navigation Satellite System Key features • Geomap GNSS sites and health visualization • GNSS data collection from sync devices and external sources (various dashboard views, live and historical) • Control of GNSS cyber threats and satellite signal quality • “Smart” graphs for GNSS stats presentation and comparison between sites and time intervals • Built-in health test – GNSS installation acceptance • AI/ML-based prediction of obstructions/jamming/spoofing Benefits • Short term: active monitoring, identification of GNSS installation/blocking issues and fast detection of cyber threats • Long term: optimized antenna positioning for perfect time synchronization across a transport network
  11. 11. © 2022 ADVA. All rights reserved. 11 Ensemble Sync Director GNSS assurance – enhanced capability for integrating third-party GNSS receiver data Key features • User-defined (custom) script to retrieve GNSS parameters from any third-party vendor's GNSS device (per type/model/version) • User-friendly GUI to manage custom scripts (upload/update/delete) • GNSS data collection from third-party devices through the GNSS assurance application • Third-party monitoring through the extended GNSS assurance application Benefits • Centralized multi-vendor GNSS monitoring solution • Networkwide GNSS health analytics • Trusted GNSS assurance capability OSA GNSS assurance Custom GNSS CLI Script Mediation server Custom GNSS CLI script Third-party scripts manager Ensemble Sync Director GNSS third party
  12. 12. © 2022 ADVA. All rights reserved. 12 Summary GNSS assurance with third-party vendor's GNSS data provides trusted assured PNT • Trusted PNT services require end-to-end, multi-vendor GNSS receiver monitoring and management • Ensemble Sync Director GNSS assurance provides resiliency, robustness and security for defense-in-depth capability against growing cyberattacks • Integration of multi-vendor GNSS receiver data lowers operational cost and mitigates network disruption • Networkwide AI-assisted GNSS analytics are critical for fast fault detection and predictive maintenance
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