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Manage exclusions

Here are the ways you can manage exclusions in Risk Monitor.

Show excluded data on dashboard

To temporarily show data covered by exclusions on the dashboards:

  • On the Filters pane, go to the Excluded data section and do one of the following:

    1. To show the complete set of data, select the Select all check box.

    2. To show only excluded data, select the True check box and clear the False check box.

View exclusions

To view a list of all exclusions and see the details of a specific exclusion:

  1. On the menu bar, select the Configuration cogwheel icon, and then select Exclusions from the menu on the left side of the screen.

    A list of created exclusions, if any, appears.

  2. Select the plus icon to the left of an exclusion in the list to see more details.

Create exclusion

  1. On any dashboard, locate a table or chart containing the item you want to exclude.

    You can use filters to filter out the item or group of items to tag.

  2. Right-click the item row and select Create Exclusion.

    The Create an exclusion dialog box appears.

  3. In the What would you like to do? section, select the option that matches the exclusion you want to create.


    The options will vary depending on the available data in the item row and any active filters.

  4. In the Reason box, enter an explanation of why the item is excluded.

    For example: "This vulnerability cannot be patched, but we have mitigated the risk by restricting access and limiting application execution."

  5. Select Save.

    A message confirming that the exclusion has been created will appear.


    It will take up to 24 hours for the exclusion to take effect and the changes to be visible on the dashboards.

To view the exclusion you just created, see View exclusions.

Edit exclusion

You can add items to, or remove items from, an exclusion. You can only add items of the same types that are already added to the exclusion.

  • Go to the list of exclusions and display the details of the exclusion you want to edit, see View exclusions.

    1. To remove an item, select Remove in the item row.

    2. To add an item, select New above the item table, select the item from the list in the dialog box, and then select Save.


      The list shows all available items in the IT estate. Any filtering applied during the original creation of the exclusion is not applied to the items in the list.

    A message confirming the removal or addition of the item will appear.

Remove exclusion

When an exclusion is removed, the items covered by the exclusion will be included and visible on dashboards again.

  1. Go to the list of exclusions, see View exclusions.

  2. Select Remove in a row to remove the exclusion in that row.

    A message confirming the removal of the exclusion will appear.