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Reducing the Number Of False Positive Vulnerabilities

In JSA Vulnerability Manager, you can automatically create exception rules for vulnerabilities that are associated with a specific type of server.

When you configure server types, JSA Vulnerability Manager creates exception rules and automatically reduces the vulnerabilities that are returned by searching your data.

  1. Click the Assets tab.
  2. In the navigation pane, select Server Discovery.
  3. To automatically create false positive exception rules for vulnerabilities on specific server types, from the Server Type list, select one of the following options:
    • FTP Servers

    • DNS Servers

    • Mail Servers

    • Web Servers

    It might take a few minutes for the Ports field to refresh.

  4. From the Network list, select the network for your servers.
  5. Click Discover Servers.
  6. In the Matching Servers pane, select the servers where the vulnerability exception rules are created.
  7. Click Approve Selected Servers.

Depending on your server type selection, the following vulnerabilities are automatically set as false positive exception rules:

Table 1: Server Type Vulnerabilities

Server Type


FTP Servers

FTP Server Present

DNS Servers

DNS Server is Running

Mail Servers

SMTP Server Detected

Web Servers

Web Service is Running