Time Stamp Server
Secure and accurate time stamping for digital records
Time Stamp Server from Thales e-Security is a turnkey, network-attached appliance that keeps accurate time and creates secure time stamps to record creation time, filing time, or the timing of other events associated with electronic records and applications. By deploying a highly accurate and tamper-resistant time stamping solution, organizations can verify the accuracy of time stamps used for digital records and improve the integrity and auditability of a broad range of critical processes. Ideal for organizations that need electronic document signing with proof of time for legal and compliance purposes, Time Stamp Server’s other common applications include financial transactions, lotteries and gaming, security logs, approval workflows, long-term archives, electronic lab books, and code signing.
Unlike software-based systems in which administrators can easily manipulate time values, Time Stamp Server protects time stamping keys in independently certified, tamper-resistant hardware.
In addition, Time Stamp Server offers superior time accuracy and auditability, delivering secure time traceability to national atomic clocks and Universal Coordinated time (UTC) if required. Time Stamp Server was the first solution of its kind to support Microsoft Authenticode, the code-signing standard for Windows platforms. The product’s time stamping component is validated to FIPS 140-2 Level 3 and Common Criteria EAL4+.
Benefits of Time Stamp Server
- Performs highly accurate time stamping for PKI-enabled applications, electronic records, and code signing—transforming electronic records into strong evidence.
- Delivers superior time accuracy and auditability, with time stamps auditable to UTC.
- Protects the time stamping process and keys through independently certified, tamper-resistant hardware.
- Integrates easily with business applications to time stamp digitally signed documents (e.g. PDFs), application code, or other electronic records.