Compare Scan Results

You can compare two scan results to see differences between them. The comparison shows what is new since the baseline (in other words, the primary result selected), not a differential of the two results. You cannot compare imported scans or more than two scans.

Comparing scan results helps you see how a given system or network has changed over time. This information is useful for compliance analysis by showing how vulnerabilities are being remediated, if systems are patched as new vulnerabilities are found, or how two scans may not be targeting the same hosts.

  1. In the top navigation bar, click Scans.

    The My Scans page appears.

  2. Click a scan.
  3. Click the History tab.
  4. In the row of both scan results you want to compare, select the check box.
  5. In the upper-right corner, click Diff.

    The Choose Primary Result window appears.

  6. In the drop-down box, select a scan baseline for the comparison, then click Continue.

    The scan result differences appear.