Factom Open Node is a public, decentralized, load balanced factomd-node which provides an API to interact with the Factom blockchain protocol. It is an alternative to hosting and maintaining your own factomd-node.
Factom Open Node has the following security features:
HTTPS only access via port 443
Cloudflare DDOS protection
Least privilege firewall on both nodes and load balancers
Configurable rate limiting
If you encounter any issues using Open Node, please visit the Open Node support discord.