‘Network latency’ presents opportunity for Wall Street hackers

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How important is latency in high-speed trading networks? In fact, a difference of just microseconds could give someone the ability to game Wall Street, according to Rony Kay, president and CTO of packet inspection technology vendor cPacket Networks.

“A few extra milliseconds, or even a few extra microseconds or less, can enable trades to execute ahead of the competition, thereby increasing profits,” he said, writing in a report on network latency issues.

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