Open-Mesh Data Centers
Open-Mesh’s network controller, CloudTrax, runs in at least 3 geographically separate Amazon AWS data centers. A combination of physical and cyber security, coupled with geographic regions and availability zones allow CloudTrax to remain secure and resilient in the face of most failure modes, including natural disasters or system failures.
AWS has achieved ISO 27001 certification and has been validated as a Level 1 service provider under the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). AWS undergoes annual SOC 1 audits and has been successfully evaluated at the Moderate level for Federal government systems as well as DIACAP Level 2 for DoD systems.
Open-Mesh Data Center Highlights:
- Globally distributed, redundant, physically separate data centers
- 24/7 automatic outage detection and alert system
- Underlying architecture provides CloudTrax with 99.99% uptime
- All network settings replicated across at least two geographically separate data centers simultaneously
- Automated nightly backups
- IP and port-based firewall protection
- Comprehensive physical on-site security
- Immediate failover to hot spare in case of hardware failure or natural disaster
1. Enable WPA2 Security
Each SSID can be protected with WPA or WPA2 security to restrict access to users with a pre-shared key (or “passphrase”). To reduce vulnerability to password cracking attacks, Open-Mesh recommends using a truly random passphrase of 13 characters (selected from the set of 95 permitted characters). If possible, use WPA2 as it is far more secure.
2. Verify SSL certificates
CloudTrax uses https, ensuring communication between an administrator's browser and the cloud controller is encrypted. As with any secure web service, do not log in if your browser displays any of the certificate warnings shown here, as it may indicate a man-in-the-middle attack.