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How To Accept a Risk


This document describes how to accept a risk so that it does not appear during the scans.


If a risk cannot be mitigated right away, that risk can be accepted so that it will not be picked up by the tool every time a scan runs.

The risk can be accepted for ever or for a short period of time. It is customizable to what ever period of time is needed, if the risk cannot be mitigated right away.

Accepting a Risk

  1. Go to Findings > Vulnerabilities in the Portal
  2. Select a select the vulnerability and right click on the you want to accept.

  3. Select Accept Risk in the menu
  4. Fill in the date for how long the risk should be accepted to and a comment.

    If no comment is given, a default message/comment stating “Transitioned finding status from <original status> to <new status> without user's comment." is saved as a activity log to assist with the reviewing of the finding’s history.

    Customer can also transition non-SWAT findings from other status like FALSE_POSITIVE, FIXED or ACCEPTED.


  5. Click Accept when done.


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