Secure Your MongoDB Database on the AWS Cloud

Secure Your MongoDB Database on the AWS Cloud

Say you’ve just built your application and for the data layer, you’ve chosen to deploy MongoDB on AWS EC2 instances that you will manage yourself. Pause for a moment and consider your self-managed MongoDB instances over the lifetime of your application. Now ask yourself these questions:

  • Who will keep our database operating system up to date?
  • Who will ensure the database software is recent?
  • Who is supposed to configure network security for the database?
  • Who will buy, install, maintain and rotate our SSL certificates?
  • Who will ensure user accounts are properly managed over time?
  • Who will encrypt our data at rest?

If you don’t really have answers for these questions, or, if your answer for these questions points to just one person, maybe it’s time to consider a service that will do all of these things for you. When we approached the task of building MongoDB Atlas, our database as a service, our engineers made security a top priority. By hosting your data in the cloud with MongoDB Atlas, you can leverage the security best practices that are part of MongoDB Atlas.


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May 15, 2017 at 10:27AM


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