Retesting Vulnerabilities

Retest gives you the ability to continuously retest previously identified issues without the need to launch another full scan. It also works particularly well for executing very targeted scans and effectively communicating vulnerability information with development teams.

Getting To Know Retest

The easiest way to launch Retest is by clicking on any of the Retest link, part of the report generated by tools such as the Scanner, Recon, HTTPView and others.

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However, you can also use Retest manually by typing the HTTP request you want to test directly into the tool.

Retest request editing

Retest produces the same report structure found in all other scanners part of the online Suite. You can export the report in all available reporting formats.

Retest report structure and export options

Retest, Other Tools and Your Workflow

Retest is particularly useful in combination with the rest of the online Suite, especially after the security testing stage and during the vulnerability remediation process. Reports contain direct links, which when clicked will launch Retest pre-configured to re-test the specific issue.

This feature makes Retest very useful when you want to effectively communicate the vulnerability details with your development team. Instead of providing your developers with static information in the form of text and screenshots you can simply give them the URL to the generated Retest link. Your developers can now continuously retest the identified issue until it is no longer reported by the tool.

This opens the world to a more dynamic and precise vulnerability remediation process. In some ways Retest acts as a security quality assurance tool. This fundamental purpose makes Retest indispensable especially when working with large development teams.