Redis Cloud Essentials provides a straightforward dashboard that gives you good visibility into each database. Metrics can be viewed on the Metrics tab of a selected database. Use the scroll bar at the top to change between time intervals: last minute, five minutes, hour, day, week, month, and year. If you hover your cursor over a metric's mini-graph, you should see two boxes with arrows, one arrow pointing to the left and one to the right (depending on which side of the mini-graph you hover on).
You can back up your Redis Cloud Essentials databases to a storage bucket of your choosing. This article explains how to create a cloud storage bucket and grant permissions to use it for scheduled and on-demand backups. Alternatively, you may use an FTP server to store your backups instead. Note: Backups are only available for paid plans. If you are free plan user, you must upgrade your subscription to a paid plan (zero downtime) in order to utilize this feature.
The security controls for your database are: Access Control by Source IP/Subnet The number of source IP rules that you can add depends on the Redis Cloud Essentials plan that you purchased. For example, the 1GB plan allows up to 8 source IP authentication rules. These rules can contain either IP or CIDR notation. In case you require more source IP rules than your current REC plan entitles you to, you can see the different plans and the maximum number of source IP rules that they support here.