New Feature: Integrated VPN

Easily manage sensitive data and critical assets without requiring public internet access.

After a few months in testing, we’re thrilled to announce the public release of Cycle’s new integrated VPN functionality! With this new feature, Cycle users are able to interact directly with private instances and offline data without requiring those resources to be publicly accessible.

Deploying a Wordpress + MySQL stack on Cycle but want to be sure the database is secure? Deploy the MySQL instance without public internet access and use Cycle’s per-environment private networks to establish connectivity between your containers. Need to access the database yourself? Connect to the respective environment’s VPN and you’re able to interact with the database directly as though your personal computer is another container within the environment.

Unlike many of our competitors which would require users to deploy, configure, and secure their own VPN services, Cycle makes it easy. Simply create an environment, select the ‘VPN’ tab and click ‘Enable’. Within a couple minutes, your VPN will be online and ready for secure connections.

Speaking of being secure, our approach to building Cycle’s VPN was no different from the rest of the platform — security is paramount. In fact, every VPN service you start becomes its own certificate authority passing out unique TLS/SSL client certificates for every user.

The only requirement to use Cycle’s VPN service is an OpenVPN compatible client installed on your local machine. If you don’t have one, we recommend using Viscosity by SparkLabs.

If you’d like to learn more about our VPN, our CTO Alex Mattoni created the video tutorial below!

Cycle’s VPN functionality makes it easy for users to work with sensitive data.

Still Have Questions?

If you want to dive in and learn more, head over to our slack channel. Our community is growing, and our team hangs out there daily. Feel free to shoot us a message any time with your questions and we’ll be sure to respond!

Of course, for a more in-depth look at how to use Cycle, check out our documentation.

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