LAD: LateralAccessDevice

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Features: LateralTime

LateralAccessDevice's suite of features include LateralTime, which is a way to get GPS-derived time both for LAD and your whole network, as well as packet capture event timestamping.

Using LateralTime, LAD continuously resynchronizes itself with the GPS time received from a server. When resynchronizing, LateralTime manages time adjustments in such a way as to avoid inconsistent results, for example, to avoid having packets received earlier with later timestamps than packets received afterwards.

To provide time to the computers and other member devices of a network, LateralTime observes when a computer or other device sends an NTP request to a server and replies to those requests with its GPS-synchronized time. This capability negates any need to reconfigure anything when you choose to switch to LAD's LateralTime for clock synchronization across your network.

One of the advantages of using LAD's LateralTime is that it synchronizes your computers and devices to a common time that cannot be manipulated. While errors could occur at one time or another, the clock time could not be intentionally manipulated for specific purposes, such as cyber attacks.

Other LAD Features

  • Lateral Firewall: Thousands of sophisticated rules let you control specifically what is allowed and what is not allowed, down to as granular a level as you like, with device-specific, date-specific and time-specific variability [read more].
  • Date & Time Scheduling: Want your computer to disconnect at the end of the day, when you do? LAD's scheduling features let you cut off Internet access partially or fully on a schedule of your choosing [read more].
  • LateralDNS: Simplify and streamline the blocking of unwanted online content and services using domain names for consistent and reliable results [read more].
  • Packet Capture: LAD's packet capture feature lets you capture as much or as little of the Internet and network traffic as you like. This information comes in handy should a network incident require investigation [read more].
  • NAT: Network address translation obscures private/internal IP addresses from the public internet, so that only the Internet-facing IP address is used for communications leaving the private/internal network.
  • DNS: LAD's DNS services monitor and control domain name resolution with no intermediaries, making you impervious to DNS-based exploits and vulnerabilities [read more].
  • Switching & Routing: LAD provides switching and routing services, meaning you can plug all of your devices directly into your LAD without an intervening switch or router.
  • Local Access Control: Locally you can limit which devices on the network can talk to each other and with the Internet, as well as specify the types of communications allowed [read more].
  • Automatic Activity Report: LAD generates reports every eight hours, giving you an overview of your network traffic, plus individual graphs on bandwidth usage for each device on your network.
  • LateralTime: Use LAD's LateralTime feature to sychronize the devices on your network to the same time.

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