Fairwinds Launches Insights 3.0 to Improve DevSecOps With Enhanced Kubernetes Resource Monitoring, Automation Rules and OPA Policy UI

Allows Customers to Easily Understand and Take Action on Kubernetes Misconfigurations

Fairwinds today announced Fairwinds Insights 3.0, the company's platform for continuous Kubernetes security monitoring and governance. Fairwinds Insights bridges the gap between security, development and operations teams and covers the entire development/deployment lifecycle by helping users visualize, navigate and triage security, efficiency and reliability data from within their Kubernetes clusters.

"We've consistently focused on improving DevSecOps by giving developers visibility into their Kubernetes clusters so they can ensure accurate configurations, prioritize security into the development process and create cost and time efficiency savings," said Bill Ledingham, CEO at Fairwinds. "Insights generates a lot of critical data and, with version 3.0, we've focused on giving users the tools they need to interpret and action that data."

New functionality in Fairwinds Insights 3.0 includes:

  • Resource Monitoring - Fairwinds Insights is now integrated with the Prometheus Collector. The software gathers fine-grained resource usage data and generates a report that can be used to gauge how much different workloads cost, understand cost trends, and help set resource requests and limits.
  • Automation Rules - Fairwinds Insights allows users to automatically triage Kubernetes misconfiguration alerts produced by Fairwinds Insights based on certain rules. It cuts down on the amount of data generated so teams can focus on the issues that matter most to their organization. Automation Rules can also be set up to send notifications in Slack for stronger collaboration.
  • Open Policy Agent (OPA) Policy UI - allows users to view and manage policies for quicker time-to-value with OPA policies. OPA is a CNCF project for policy management, and the OPA Policy UI lets users view, edit and enable/disable their policies on the fly, while also providing an out-of-the-box library of policies to clone or modify.
  • Re-imagined NavBar - organizes information hierarchy vertically, making it easier for users to switch and navigate between contexts, and allows Fairwinds to grow Insights features over time.

To learn more about how Fairwinds Insights 3.0 improves security, reduces costs, saves time and improves reliability, visit


About Fairwinds

Fairwinds provides software and managed services to help companies ship cloud native applications faster, more cost-effectively and with less risk. With years of experience and thousands of customer production deployments, Fairwinds enables companies to confidently run containerized applications on production-grade Kubernetes infrastructure at scale. Offerings include Fairwinds Insights - software for automating, monitoring and enforcing Kubernetes best practices for security, reliability and resource optimization - and ClusterOps - a managed service that deploys and manages Kubernetes infrastructure 24x7 for customers. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and provides a fully remote and distributed work environment. For more information, visit, read our blog or follow @FairwindsOps on Twitter.

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