All appliance monitor passwords are encrypted and stored using keychain data. The keychain data is stored outside of the application’s sandbox, which prevents access to the data by users and other applications. The keychain data ia backed up when you back up your mobile device using iTunes.
When you download the host configuration file, do the following:
Create the configuration file on a temporary RAM disk (non-encrypted)
Move the encrypted file to stable storage
Choose passwords that:
consist of more than 6 characters
do not contain an account name, or common first and last (surname) names;
are not common dictionary words, or words with pre-fixed and/or post-fixed with numbers
contain a mixture of letters and numbers
contain at least one special character (for example, $,@,&)
Be sure the server maintaining the host configuration file is behind a firewall with restricted access.
Establish a secure connection (HTTPS) between the appliance monitor and the host containing the configuration file before downloading.