Approving a Remediation

How to approve a remediation request in RiskSense.

The remediation workflow serves as acknowledgement that the vulnerability has been fixed or removed. For cases where an organization remediates a vulnerability, the RiskSense platform provides an option to mark that finding as a Remediation (RM).

Only managers and group managers can approve remediation requests.

To approve a remediation request, navigate to either the Network > Host Findings or Application > Application Findings pages. For this example, we will show you how to approve a remediation using the Application > Application Findings page.

Application Findings Menu Location-1

Select the RM Requested findings you want to approve by clicking the check box in the page’s first column. You may select several vulnerabilities at a time for approving remediation. If you are having trouble finding remediation requests, see Filtering for Remediation Requests.

Remediation Approve - Selecting Application Findings

Click the Workflow button at the top of the list view.

Remediation Approve - Workflow Button Location

In the Workflow drop-down menu, click Approve under the Remediation category. This option can be used for single and multiple vulnerabilities.

Remediation Approve - Approve Remediation Menu Location

You may also select a single vulnerability and right click the line item to select workflow options from the pop-up menu. Note that using the right-click option only works for a single row, as designated in the screenshot below.

Remediation Approve - Approve Remediation Right Click Menu Location

Clicking Workflow > Remediation > Approve brings up the Approve Remediation window.

Remediation Approve - Approve Remediation Window

Click Submit. Once a manager approves a remediation, the vulnerability state will change to RM Approved.

Remediation Approve - RM Approved State