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Founded Year

2015

Stage

Unattributed | Alive

Total Raised

$16.78M

Last Raised

$3M | 8 mos ago

Mosaic Score

+20 points in the past 30 days

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About Fairwinds

Fairwinds provides managed cloud-native infrastructure leveraging containers and Kubernetes. The company buildß and maintains reliable, scalable, and secure Kubernetes clusters using a combination of opinionated open source technology, automation, best practices, and expertise.

Fairwinds Headquarter Location

177 Huntington Avenue Ste 1703

Boston, Massachusetts, 02115,

United States

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Fairwinds Melds Kubernetes Security and Governance

May 23, 2022

Fairwinds Melds Kubernetes Security and Governance Fairwinds has updated its Kubernetes governance platform to include the ability to automatically scan YAML files and Helm charts stored in GitHub repositories. Announced at the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 conference, the latest edition of Fairwinds Insights also adds the ability to identify the riskiest container images across Kubernetes clusters, recommend upgrade and remediation options and an ability to recommend newer versions of third-party images with fewer vulnerabilities. Finally, Fairwinds Insights adds support for the open source Falco container runtime security software to boost container security. Joe Pelletier, vice president of product for Fairwinds Insights, says the updates are designed to enable IT teams that have adopted Kubernetes to implement DevSecOps best practices to better secure modern cloud-native applications. Many of those applications are now being built using GitOps workflows that integrate the management of infrastructure-as-code with the management of application development and deployment. The latest version of Fairwinds Insights has been extended to support the GitHub repositories where all that code is most often stored, he says. Support for additional Git-based repositories will be evaluated based on demand, notes Pelletier. Ultimately, the goal is to make securing cloud-native applications running on Kubernetes clusters as frictionless as possible for developers, says Pelletier. As the responsibility for application security continues to shift left, more organizations are trying to strike the right balance between teaching developers to write more secure code and embedding guardrails in DevOps platforms that prevent development teams from making security mistakes. The challenge they face is that cloud-native application environments are more complex than legacy monolithic applications, so the odds a developer will make a mistake is often higher. On the plus side, it’s easier to rip and replace containers that have vulnerabilities than it is to patch a legacy monolithic application. Over time, the overall state of application security should improve as more cloud-native applications are deployed. Git-based repositories also further that goal by providing a central location for scanning all the code being employed by an application development team to both build applications and provision infrastructure. Developers that lack cybersecurity expertise and who are responsible for provisioning infrastructure are especially problematic; misconfigurations make it possible for data, for example, to be exfiltrated via ports that have been accidentally left open. An analysis published by Fairwinds last fall found almost a quarter (24%) of the IT sites surveyed have 91% to 100% of their workloads running with at least one insecure capability enabled. The shift to cloud-native applications presents IT organizations with a unique opportunity to rethink their approach to application security. It’s still early days as far as the adoption of DevSecOps and GitOps is concerned, but with so much more focus these days on securing software supply chains the number of organizations embracing these best practices should increase. The primary goal is to increase the overall security of applications without slowing down the rate at which they are developed. Naturally, achieving that goal will require a much higher degree of convergence between security operations and the overall governance of those platforms—which is, arguably, long overdue. Mike Vizard Mike Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist with over 25 years of experience. He also contributed to IT Business Edge, Channel Insider, Baseline and a variety of other IT titles. Previously, Vizard was the editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise as well as Editor-in-Chief for CRN and InfoWorld. TechStrong TV – Live Email* 8 June 2022 In this webinar, we will examine how to reduce cloud security risk and eliminate existing complexity in the cloud, by using smarter unification tools that can help security professionals reduce risk in the cloud and DevOps teams to remain empowered and agile. The post Beyond Unification: How CNAP Should Reduce Cloud Security Risk appeared first on DevOps.com. [...] 7 June 2022 Kubernetes ingress is one of the most widely used resources across Kubernetes. It helps to expose your applications and services to the outside world. However, the networking landscape in Kubernetes has evolved significantly. Many modern use cases very quickly exposed the limitations of the ingress API. This led to the creation of the gateway API, […] The post Understanding the New Kubernetes Gateway API vs. Ingress appeared first on DevOps.com. [...] 1 June 2022 The OpenTelemetry project provides a single set of APIs, libraries, agents and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics from your application. The biggest advantage? OpenTelemetry eliminates the need for vendor-specific integrations. For DevOps teams seeking to break down org silos and empower developers, SREs and platform teams with complete visibility and context, Lightstep’s […] The post Observability Best Practices and OpenTelemetry appeared first on DevOps.com. [...] 31 May 2022 Have you ever loved a technology so much that you decided to work for the company that makes it? This happens sometimes, but not often enough. The tool has to be at least really helpful, if not revolutionary. That was the case when Arun Jain found InsightFinder. Previously a financial institution solutions engineer, Arun joined […] The post Abracadabra: Achieving Zero Downtime With ANY Observability Tool appeared first on DevOps.com. [...] 26 May 2022  With more than 200 different cloud services, AWS makes it incredibly easy for digital businesses to spin up nearly any kind of IT service. With AWS Console, CLI and AWS Systems Manager, users have the power to do more in their cloud environments. The post Supercharge Your AWS Cloud Platform With Self-Service Cloud Ops appeared first on DevOps.com. [...] 28 June 2022 Join the CISO Talk Master Class live conversation. Part 6 brings all the elements into a cohesive, integrated strategy: continuous security strategy, leveraging frameworks, effective response strategies, growing next-gen security experts and communications that win and combat confusion. Join hosts Mitch Ashley and Mat Newfield and an elite panel of cybersecurity experts as they bring.. The post CISO Talk Master Class Episode: Catch Lightning in a Bottle – The Essentials: Bringing It All Together appeared first on Security Boulevard. [...] 21 June 2022 Even if you have a secure, compliant, correctly configured and continuously monitored cloud infrastructure, there are still major risks associated with your cloud-deployed apps. Secure cloud infrastructure does not mean secure applications, and solutions like cloud security posture management (CSPM) do not go deep enough into the application layer to ensure you are secure. There.. The post Why Cloud-Native Applications and APIs Are at Risk appeared first on Security Boulevard. [...] 15 June 2022 DevOps has been around for more than a decade. However, security teams still struggle to react to the drastic changes it brought to the SDLC. The influx of tooling needed to facilitate DevOps also brought with it added attack surface, complexity and a lack of visibility; all of which have left security teams on their.. The post Top 5 Reasons Why Effective SDLC Security Controls Are So Difficult appeared first on Security Boulevard. [...] 8 June 2022 Join Avraham Shulman as he provides a security overview of serverless applications as well as insights into what is unique about serverless and the attack vectors this architecture type leaves exposed. Then, he will discuss how to secure serverless workloads across the full development life cycle. The post When Less Is More: Full Life Cycle Serverless Security appeared first on Security Boulevard. [...] 8 June 2022 In this webinar, we will examine how to reduce cloud security risk and eliminate existing complexity in the cloud, by using smarter unification tools that can help security professionals reduce risk in the cloud and DevOps teams to remain empowered and agile. The post Beyond Unification: How CNAP Should Reduce Cloud Security Risk appeared first on Security Boulevard. [...]

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  • When was Fairwinds founded?

    Fairwinds was founded in 2015.

  • Where is Fairwinds's headquarters?

    Fairwinds's headquarters is located at 177 Huntington Avenue, Boston.

  • What is Fairwinds's latest funding round?

    Fairwinds's latest funding round is Unattributed.

  • How much did Fairwinds raise?

    Fairwinds raised a total of $16.78M.

  • Who are the investors of Fairwinds?

    Investors of Fairwinds include Paycheck Protection Program, William Ledingham, Bob Brennan and Robert Ketterson.

  • Who are Fairwinds's competitors?

    Competitors of Fairwinds include Scribe Security and 1 more.

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