# About

Fairwinds Insights offers integrations into popular Git and CI/CD tools to enable infrastructure-as-code scanning in your development process. Scans can be initiated on every pull request and commit on any repository, enabling organizations to "shift left" and help catch image vulnerabilities and Kubernetes misconfigurations before they make it into production.

There are two options for this:

  • Auto-Scan: The easiest option is using our Auto-Scan feature. Auto-Scan uses a GitHub integration to enable infrastructure-as-code scanning across multiple repositories without having to configure individual CI pipelines. This option will use the Fairwinds Insights SaaS infrastructure to run the checks and is recommended for organizations using Github.
  • Insights CI Script: Recommended for organizations not using Github, this option involves executing our Insights CI script as part of your CI/CD pipelines.

Insights will run the following report types in CI:

  • Polaris (configuration validation for best practices)
  • Trivy (scan Docker images for vulnerabilities)
  • OPA (run custom policies)
  • Pluto (detect deprecated resources)

# Comparing Auto-Scan and Insights CI Script Options

Auto-Scan Insights CI/CD Integration
Target Use Case DevOps Leaders adopting GitOps who need Infrastructure-as-Code scanning across multiple teams and repos quickly DevOps Leaders with a few infrastructure repos, need to scan private images or need scanning to be done on their CI/CD compute
Main Value Proposition - Save time rolling out Infrastructure-as-Code scanning
- Reduce cost of fixing issues
Reduce cost of fixing issues
GitHub Integration Required Optional
Where scans are run Fairwinds Insights SaaS infrastructure Your CI/CD platform
Automatic discovery of YAML/Helm charts in a repo Yes No - manually specify in fairwinds-insights.yaml
Publish scan results as a GitHub Comment Yes Yes (only if GitHub is integrated)
Publish GitHub commit status Yes Yes (only if GitHub is integrated)
Scan Container Images? Public images only Yes - Public and Private images
How do I get started? Navigate to: Repositories > Add Repository > Connect GitHub Navigate to: Repositories > Add Repository > Connect Manually