Up until recently, configuring SSL/TLS certificates has been a major pain. Depending on the kind of certificate you buy, you could waste several hours trying to purchase and configure it properly. If you forget, your users may experience downtime or issues reaching your websites or services.
Cycle handles installation and renewal of certificates automatically and ensuring your site is always encrypted and secure.
Environments act as your networking group. Any containers within an environment are automatically connected via a private, encrypted network regardless of their geographic locations. Containers can be added or removed from the public network at any time, giving you full control without adding complexity.
When it comes to security, it is always best to disable everything and only allow what you need. Cycle integrates Access Control Lists in several ways. Lock down your volumes with an IP based whitelist, allowing you to specify who can connect via SFTP, and who can access your data. If working in a team, Cycle provides a role-based permission system, allowing you to limit the abilities of members in that team.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is another feature Cycle is implementing to give you peace of mind when it comes to protecting your accounts. With 2FA, every time you log in to your Cycle account, a time-sensitive code that must be entered to complete login is sent to your phone. This way, even if someone were able to gain access to your password, they still wouldn’t be able to login without having your device as well. This will be a huge addition to our safety arsenal, and we will start providing this feature around July 2017.