Securing your Infrastructure

Modified: 05 Jan 2015 18:04 UTC

Machines in the Joyent Public are very secure. However, you can take steps to ensure machine security even further.

This topic shows you how to secure your SmartMachine or appliance. It also touches on the differences between security and disaster recovery in the Joyent Cloud.

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Truth and Fiction About Security in the Joyent Cloud

Machines that you provision into the Joyent Cloud are encapsulated in a zone, which provides unparalleled security. In addition, machines in the Joyent Cloud have access to many tools that ensure your business critical applications are uncomprimised by malicious activity. However, security is not the same as protection against catastrophic failure. You should actively ensure business critical applications that you host on a machine in the Joyent Cloud are protected by some sort of disaster recovery system.

Zones are a virtualized instance of SmartOS (also known as a SmartMachine). Below are some facts and common misconceptions about SmartMachine security.

Truth about Joyent Cloud Security

Customer Security Responsibilities

For more information on ZFS or zones, see the SmartOS wiki.