Managing audit waivers Waivers allow you to temporarily affect how systems are audited and might affect audit scores. They are useful when you have a system that you know might be out of compliance but you don't want to bring the system into compliance for a temporary period. For example, you might have systems in the Accounting Department that you don't want to patch near the end of an accounting cycle. You can create a waiver that temporarily ignores any missing patches on systems until after the end of the accounting cycle. You can also create another type of waiver that suppresses the systems from being audited. Types of waivers McAfee Policy Auditor provides three types of audit waivers that apply to selected systems. Each type of waiver affects scoring results differently. Waiver statusWaivers can have one of four status properties. How start and expiration dates workWaivers are effective for a limited time only. When you create a waiver, you specify a start date and an expiration date. Examples of filtering waivers by dateWhen you filter waivers by date, McAfee Policy Auditor shows waiver status as of the selected date. The status might change according to the date you select for filtering. Filter waivers by dateFilter waivers by group McAfee Policy Auditor allows you to filter waivers by the group selected in the System Tree. How waiver requests and grants work McAfee Policy Auditor shows waivers on the Waivers page when a user with the proper permissions grants approval for the waiver to take effect. End a waiverYou can make a waiver expire. This is useful when you have a waiver with a status of In-effect and you want to end the waiver before the expiration date. Delete waiversYou can delete a waiver before it takes effect. You can only delete waivers with a status of Upcoming.