We know that the public internet can be a scary place for servers. Log files of servers attached to public addresses show regular port scans and URL snooping and are a constant reminder that your hosts are one misconfiguration away from catastrophe.
To help you avoid disaster and thwart potential threats, we’ve created a handy guide to walk you through the creation of bastion hosts and isolated cloud networks.
What's a bastion host? It's a choke point that only offers authorized users access to the hosts behind it. It's like a gatekeeper: it won't let anyone in who isn't on the guest list.
This increases the security of your infrastructure servers and adds an extra layer of defense.
For a deep, technical dive into protecting your infrastructure servers with bastion hosts and isolated cloud networks, check out our guide on the Rackspace DevOps blog.
And, remember, Cloud Networks is currently being rolled out to Rackspace customers. You may already have access, and if you don’t, you can request access now.