Stax is excited to announce the release of the new Compliance Module experience in Stax. The new experience will give customers access to near real-time compliance data on the Rules page which reflects the constantly evolving state of an AWS environment. Additionally, new filtering capability will enable compliance data to be viewed in a more refined and customized way that aligns with your business needs.
This functionality is available as a private preview. Customers enrolled in the preview program will receive first access to the new compliance functionality. If you would like to be part of the private preview, see the Join the preview section below to enroll.
What to expect
Changes in compliance findings and reporting
Once your tenancy has been enrolled in the preview program, you may initially notice changes in your compliance results. This is because the platform is now evaluating your AWS environment's compliance faster, which means changes in resources compliance will be displayed sooner. In addition, organizations in the preview program will experience improvements in how some rules are evaluated.
Changes to Views & Segment functionality
Filtering by a View segment on the Rules or Rule Details pages will no longer be available. Instead you will have access to our new Compliance Filtering solution which can be used to effortlessly narrow down your compliance results by Bundle, Account, Region, Severity, State, and Status. Compliance Filters can be saved and shared with other team members in your organisation as well as applied to notifications.
The new filtering feature will replace Views and Segments in the Rules and Rule Details pages as well as in Notifications, making compliance management even more streamlined and efficient.
Future releases of this feature will include improved filtering and grouping functionality for rules and resources, including filtering by AWS Product, Rules, Tags, and ARNs.
Limited functionality on the Rule Details page
Customers enrolled in the preview program will be the first to receive access to new Compliance module features, however for a short time, will not have access to some functionality:
- Resource Ignoring on the Rule Details page, including viewing ignored resources in the Ignored tab and ignoring resources from Rules resources. Any previously ignored resources will be included in your rule results
- Resource History tab on the Rule Details page, which provided a up to 30 days view of resources' compliance changes
- Resource details on the Rule Details page will be limited to the following data for all resources: Status, On this status since, ARN, and Region
Changes to Compliance Notifications configured with a Segment
While the preview program is in progress, some compliance notification will not be available and users will no longer have the ability to configure a compliance notification based on a segment. In addition, any existing compliance notifications that have been configured based on a segment will be automatically converted to use All Views as the segment for applicable users. This change will not impact Cost and Budget notifications configured on a segment.
If you do not wish for your notifications to be automatically converted to use All Views, you can disable the notification by updating your personal or organization Subscription Preferences. You can edit or delete existing notifications by following the guidance in Manage Notifications.
Stax users on the preview program will have access to utilise the new Compliance Filtering solution with Notifications, providing the ability to configure a compliance notification based on a saved filter.
Currently, users on the preview program will only have access to the following compliance notification types:
- Daily Compliance Report
- Monthly Compliance Report
- Weekly Cost & Compliance Report
A future releases of this feature will include additional notification types.
Compliance Data Exports
Compliance exports such as Summary Report, Ignored Report, Export Failing Items, and other downloads in the Compliance module will continue to work. Data for this functionality will be provided by the previous Compliance systems at this time. This may mean data within the exports may be not be as up-to-date as what is shown in the UI as the previous Compliance systems did not collect and process data at the rate of the new system.
Join the preview
To enroll in the Real-time data on the Rules page preview program, contact your Customer Success Manager or raise a support case.