I have deployed a Meteor application to Meteor Galaxy. I've also created an Mlab.com Shared Cluster MongoDB. Link to the plan features.
My application has an SSL certificate installed on the domain.
I'm still learning about security so I am looking for some answers to these questions:
1) Is the shared cluster database available from the open internet?
2) Is communication from a shared cluster database to the application encrypted?
If number 2 is no, why is the Shared Cluster plan even offered? Surely not having communication encrypted makes no sense whatsoever?