Announcing General Availability of Heroku Shield Connect

Today we are pleased to announce general availability of Heroku Shield Connect, the latest addition to our lineup of Heroku Shield services.

Heroku Shield, announced last year, enabled new capabilities for Dynos, Postgres databases and Private Spaces that make Heroku suitable for high compliance environments such as those that fall under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations. Heroku Shield Connect extends this offering by enabling high performance, fully automated, and bi-directional data synchronization between Salesforce and Heroku Postgres for companies that need to build HIPAA-compliant applications - all in a matter of a few clicks.

With this major enhancement to Heroku Shield, it's now easier than ever to build high compliance applications and services while seamlessly integrating with Salesforce as the system of record for customer data.

Shield Private Dynos and Postgres

Shield Private Spaces enable Shield variants of both Dynos and Postgres databases. The Shield Private Dyno includes an encrypted ephemeral file system and restricts SSL termination from using TLS 1.0. Private Shield Postgres further guarantees that data is always encrypted in transit and at rest. Heroku also automatically captures a high volume of security monitoring events for Shield Dynos and databases, which helps meet regulatory requirements without imposing any extra burden on developers.

Getting Started

Getting started is as easy as provisioning the Heroku Shield Connect plan inside of a Shield Private Space. Once provisioned, the full breadth of Heroku Connect functionality is available to you, with the addition of detailed auditing of all administrative actions. Moreover, the service can be provisioned in any of the six global data centers where Private Spaces are available today.

It's important to note that the Heroku Shield Connect plan can only be provisioned inside of a Shield Private Space together with a Shield Postgres instance.

Looking Ahead

This year, we will continue our focus on Salesforce's value of Trust by supporting additional compliance standards. As always, we look to you, our customers, for input on how to direct and prioritize these efforts. Please contact us with your thoughts.

To learn more about Heroku Shield Connect, visit us here and feel free to experiment with the free demo edition.

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