Corvil taps into the packet data flowing through the service provider network providing a real-time authoritative view of all client and service traffic with nanosecond timestamped packet precision. Corvil passively captures, timestamps, decodes, correlates and analyzes the packet data flows, in real-time, with zero impact on the performance of the network. The result is a real-time picture of the latency, performance and capacity utilization of the client services and underlying network infrastructure. Operations personnel are alerted pro-actively when problems arise, and Corvil provides a sophisticated suite of analytics for detecting and troubleshooting specific issues related to financial markets clients e.g. microbursts, data gaps, relative latency, zero TCP window, one-way latency or loss. Corvil has comprehensive support for time synchronization including PTP, PPS and Corvil’s proprietary self-synchronization protocol.