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Founded Year

2015

Stage

Seed | Alive

Total Raised

$120K

Last Raised

$120K | 7 yrs ago

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About Helm

Helm is a compliance-as-a-service platform automating legal and regulatory processes for governments and the enterprise. AutoComply is the Compliance-as-a-Service (CaaS) Product Suite that empowers regulators to more effectively regulate cyber and technology issues, and enables companies of all sizes to be instantly compliant with all applicable cyber security and technology regulations

Headquarters Location

43 W 23rd Street

New York, New York, 10010,

United States

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Technology that addresses regulatory challenges and facilitates the delivery of compliance requirements in FIs. Regulatory technology helps FIs and regulators address challenges ranging from traditional compliance and risk management to data reporting and transmission.

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Helm Patents

Helm has filed 5 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Acoustics
  • Androgens and anabolic steroids
  • Androstanes
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8/8/2006

11/2/2010

Piperazines, Atypical antipsychotics, Fluoroarenes, Piperidines, Antipsychotics

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Latest Helm News

K8s Tutorial: Use Polaris to Quickly Identify Kubernetes Security, Reliability and Efficiency Issues in Your Cluster

Aug 11, 2022

K8s Tutorial: Use Polaris to Quickly Identify Kubernetes Security, Reliability and Efficiency Issues in Your Cluster Community Chats Webinars Library K8s Tutorial: Use Polaris to Quickly Identify Kubernetes Security, Reliability and Efficiency Issues in Your Cluster The Site Reliability Engineering team at Fairwinds has the unique experience of managing hundreds of Kubernetes clusters for a diverse set of companies, and they have found that clients often put resources into their clusters that cause their company to spend extra money on cloud costs, make their applications less available, and open their clusters to attack from malicious actors. As part of our efforts to help customers mitigate these issues, the Fairwinds software engineering team developed an automated way to check for these problems, and released the tool as the open source project called Polaris . Polaris runs dozens of checks to ensure that your Kubernetes pods and controllers are configured using best practices in cluster security , efficiency and reliability . Polaris is a powerful tool because you can use it in three different ways. The first is as a dashboard to visualize issues with workloads currently running in your cluster. The second is as an admission controller, so you can automatically reject workloads that do not adhere to your organization’s policies. The third is as a command-line tool, so you can test local YAML files on your computer, or as part of a CI/CD process. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Polaris and get started with each method. Install and View the Polaris Dashboard The Polaris dashboard is designed to let you visualize the problematic workloads already running inside your cluster. In this tutorial, we show you how to install Polaris using Helm, the package management system for Kubernetes. If you prefer installing Polaris another way, it is possible to install it from the GitHub Releases page or with Homebrew . To install Polaris with Helm, first, add the fairwinds-stable chart repository to your locally available Helm charts:  helm repo add fairwinds-stable https://charts.fairwinds.com/stable Next, create a Helm release called polaris in a new demo namespace: helm upgrade --install polaris fairwinds-stable/polaris --namespace demo --create-namespace If your installation was successful, you can start the dashboard by port-forwarding the polaris-dashboard service: kubectl port-forward --namespace demo svc/polaris-dashboard 8080:80 Finally, view the Polaris dashboard by opening https://localhost:8080 in your browser. You will see the Polaris Dashboard with an overview of your cluster’s health including a letter grade, a score of the percentage of passing checks, and a weather report reflecting the status of your cluster from “storms ahead, be careful” to  “smooth sailing.” To dig into your results, you can view the just the checks marked as warning and dangerous checks, or view the results by namespace. We will show you how to prioritize fixes in a future blog post. Setup Polaris as a Kubernetes Admission Controller Polaris can be configured to be an Admission Controller that will scan workloads you are trying to deploy, and reject any that do not conform to the Polaris standards for efficiency , reliability and security . Like the instructions for installing the dashboard, this tutorial will show you how to use Helm to install Polaris and set it up as a validating webhook. A valid TLS certificate is required for the Polaris Validating Webhook. If you have cert-manager installed in your cluster then the install methods below will work. if you don’t use cert-manager, you will need to: Supply a CA Bundle with the webhook.caBundle Create a TLS secret in your cluster with a valid certificate that uses that CA Pass the name of that secret with the webhook.secretName parameter. First, add the fairwinds-stable chart repository to your locally available Helm charts:  helm repo add fairwinds-stable https://charts.fairwinds.com/stable Next, create a Helm release called polaris in a new demo namespace, enable the webhook and disable the dashboard:  helm upgrade --install polaris fairwinds-stable/polaris --namespace demo --create-namespace --set webhook.enable=true --set dashboard.enable=false If the installation was successful, you will a message similar to this: Release "polaris" does not exist. Installing it now.NAME: polarisLAST DEPLOYED: Thu Jul 28 19:56:21 2022NAMESPACE: demoSTATUS: deployedREVISION: 1TEST SUITE: NoneNOTES:** Please be patient while the chart is being deployed **Enjoy Polaris and smooth sailing!To view the dashboard execute this command:kubectl port-forward --namespace demo svc/polaris-dashboard 8080:80Then open http://localhost:8080 in your browser. Once the Polaris admission controller is enabled, when you try to deploy a workload that contains a danger-level issue, the validating webhook will prevent the deployment from being applied. For example, if a developer tries to deploy a Helm release called basic-demo with no image tag, they will see an error message similar to this: helm upgrade --install -n demo basic-demo fairwinds-incubator/basic-demo --create-namespace --set image.pullPolicy=IfNotPresentRelease "basic-demo" does not exist. Installing it now.Error: admission webhook "polaris.fairwinds.com" denied the request:Polaris prevented this deployment due to configuration problems:- Container basic-demo: Image tag should be specified When the developer adds an image tag and tries again to deploy the basic-demo release, the Polaris Validating Webhook will not interfere, and they will see a success message from Helm:  Release "basic-demo" has been upgraded. Happy Helming!NAME: appLAST DEPLOYED: Fri Jul 29 16:07:35 2022NAMESPACE: demoSTATUS: deployedREVISION: 2TEST SUITE: NoneNOTES:1. Get the application URL by running these commands: export POD_NAME=$(kubectl get pods --namespace staging-app -l "app.kubernetes.io/name=basic-demo,app.kubernetes.io/instance=app" -o jsonpath="{.items[0].metadata.name}") echo "Visit http://127.0.0.1:8080 to use your application" kubectl port-forward $POD_NAME 8080:80 In a future blog post, we will describe how to set up mutating webhooks that automatically alter the deployments when an issue is found. Audit Your Infrastructure as Code with the Polaris CLI Tool  The final way to use Polaris is to audit local Kubernetes manifests stored in YAML files using the command line tool. This is particularly helpful for running Polaris against your infrastructure-as-code as part of a CI/CD pipeline. You can install Polaris using Homebrew , or from the Github Releases page. First, visit the releases page and find the release that is right for your environment. For example, on a Linux machine with an amd64 processor, you will want to download the release for Linux amd64. Run the following command to download and install Polaris:  curl -L "https://github.com/FairwindsOps/polaris/releases/download/7.0.1/polaris_linux_amd64.tar.gz" > polaris.tar.gztar -xvf polaris.tar.gzsudo mv polaris /usr/local/bin/ It is possible to use Polaris to audit Kubernetes yaml manifests on your computer. For example, if you want to scan manifests in a directory named deploy, run the command:  polaris audit --audit-path ./deploy/ --format=pretty Polaris will display a score and show you success, warnings and danger-level issues similar to this: Polaris audited Path ./deploy/ at 2022-07-29T16:40:08-05:00 Nodes: 0 | Namespaces: 0 | Controllers: 1 Final score: 55Deployment kube-info-deployment in namespace demo deploymentMissingReplicas ???? Success Reliability - Multiple replicas are scheduled hostIPCSet ???? Success Security - Host IPC is not configured hostNetworkSet ???? Success Security - Host network is not configured hostPIDSet ???? Success Security - Host PID is not configured Container kube-info runAsPrivileged ???? Success Security - Not running as privileged cpuLimitsMissing ???? Warning Efficiency - CPU limits should be set livenessProbeMissing ???? Warning Reliability - Liveness probe should be configured memoryLimitsMissing ???? Warning Efficiency - Memory limits should be set memoryRequestsMissing ???? Warning Efficiency - Memory requests should be set privilegeEscalationAllowed ❌ Danger Security - Privilege escalation should not be allowed readinessProbeMissing ???? Warning Reliability - Readiness probe should be configured tagNotSpecified ???? Success Reliability - Image tag is specified insecureCapabilities ???? Warning Security - Container should not have insecure capabilities runAsRootAllowed ❌ Danger Security - Should not be allowed to run as root cpuRequestsMissing ???? Warning Efficiency - CPU requests should be set dangerousCapabilities ???? Success Security - Container does not have any dangerous capabilities hostPortSet ???? Success Security - Host port is not configured notReadOnlyRootFilesystem ???? Warning Security - Filesystem should be read only pullPolicyNotAlways ???? Warning Reliability - Image pull policy should be "Always" Polaris can also audit the workloads in an existing cluster. Make sure you have your KUBECONFIG file setup and then run the command  polaris audit --format=pretty Use Polaris to Audit Multiple Clusters at Once If you have multiple clusters and want to use Polaris to scan them all at once, Fairwinds offers a platform called Insights . Users can centrally manage Polaris across clusters consistently to make sure your Kubernetes workloads are as efficient, reliable and secure as they can be. Resources Email*

Helm Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Helm founded?

    Helm was founded in 2015.

  • Where is Helm's headquarters?

    Helm's headquarters is located at 43 W 23rd Street, New York.

  • What is Helm's latest funding round?

    Helm's latest funding round is Seed.

  • How much did Helm raise?

    Helm raised a total of $120K.

  • Who are the investors of Helm?

    Investors of Helm include Barclays Accelerator.

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