Security & Data Protection | Honeycomb

Security & Data Protection

Honeycomb is a secure product. To learn more about our certifications and compliance, visit Compliance & Data Privacy or Application & Data Security on

How We Secure Your Data 

  • All data is encrypted at rest and in transit.
  • We delete data as it exceeds the 60-day retention window.
  • You can delete datasets at any time. For more fine-grained deletion (a single column, for instance) contact Support via, or email at
  • Your API Keys authenticate data ingestion.
    • A team owner can create, enable, and disable API keys for each environment in their team.
    • There is a limit of 100 API keys per team. This can be increased by request through Support via, or email at
    • If you send data using a disabled or invalid API Key, our API server will reject your events.

How We Secure Our Infrastructure 

  • The Honeycomb network is architected using modern best practices for tunneling, separate VPCs, encryption at rest and in transit.
  • All storage nodes are unreachable from the internet.
  • Only web services (API, UI) are reachable from the internet at all, and then only through ELB TLS ports.
  • Nothing is transmitted unencrypted over public networks.
  • Our entire infrastructure is auto-scalable, which lets us roll our entire infrastructure in ~60 minutes (~10 minutes for our forward-facing web nodes) when critical security patches are released.

How We Secure Our Integrations 

  • Our various integrations (agents and SDKs) do not run as root and cannot be controlled remotely.
  • OpenTelemetry sends encrypted traffic by default.
  • All our integrations are 100% open-source so you can examine them to your heart’s content.