Nessus now audits Cisco routers and switches

Nessus now includes the ability to perform security and policy compliance configuration audits of Cisco IOS routers and switches.

The audits are based on best practices available from the Center for Internet Security and provide router and switch administrators the ability to test security and policy compliance settings in their network infrastructure.

Example security and policy compliance configuration tests include requiring encrypted passwords, banning the use of common SNMP community strings, forcing the use of Secure Shell to access the IOS console and ensuring the device does not allow unauthorized services.

“With the addition of Cisco IOS configuration auditing, organizations can now utilize Nessus to audit their network from end to end for policy compliance configuration and security issues,” says Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable Network Security. “Nessus audits the security and policy compliance configurations of Windows, Unix, Database and now router and switch platforms.”

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