January 28, 2014 09:00 ET

MongoHQ Announces New Security Features

MongoHQ Launches Security Auditing and Two-Factor Authentication for All Accounts, Plus Open Source Security Tools for Startups

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2014) - MongoHQ, the first fully managed end-to-end platform for developers to deploy, host, and scale MongoDB databases, today announced a new security feature package to give customers the tools to control and see who accesses their account. The new features include two-factor authentication, security auditing tools and a best-practice security handbook for startups.

"We're excited to announce these new security features today and highlight the steps we've taken to help our customers manage their security," says Kurt Mackey, co-founder of MongoHQ. "This security package provides our customers with the tools needed to better manage and monitor access to their database configuration tools."

New Security Features:

  • Security Auditing is a new tool that allows database owners to see any login activity and changes through the MongoHQ web user interface in real time. This provides developers with the ability to oversee who is accessing their account and monitor sensitive application features, allowing them to address suspicious activity early.
  • Two-Factor Authentication allows users to add an extra-layer of security to their login details. In addition, account owners can require two-factor authentication for all users on their account.
  • The MongoHQ Security Handbook is a best practices internal security policy, specifically designed for startups. Developed in partnership with external security firm, Matasano, the handbook focuses on practical guidelines for early stage companies to ensure company systems are as secure.
  • Open Source Security Features. As part of the new security package, MongoHQ is releasing their two-factor authentication service as open source to help other startups implement two-factor authentication with less friction. The tool, known as Authful, was developed in house and underwent a security audit from Matasano. MongoHQ will also release the Security Handbook as open source.

These new security features give MongoHQ's customers a heightened level of control over access to the application used to manage their database. Additionally, new open source features address the ongoing issue of security within the cloud and allow MongoHQ to provide enhanced security tools to startups that may not otherwise have access.

MongoHQ offers the highest level of security available for managed hosted open-source databases and is deeply committed to providing its customers with the best service possible, providing 24/7 customer support to all of its users. For more information on MongoHQ or to learn more about plans and pricing, please visit

About MongoHQ
MongoHQ is the first, fully managed end-to-end platform for developers looking to deploy, host and scale MongoDB databases. To date, the company has raised $7.4 million from a number of key investors, including Trinity Ventures, Y Combinator's Paul Graham, Maynard Webb and Ashton Kutcher.

MongoHQ boasts over 35,000 current users with major customers that include Thrilllist, Unified Social, Thoughtbot, Quantopian, Second Life, RadiumOne, Gild and many more.

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