How does QualysGuard identify Cisco WAP devices?

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A network map or scan that includes Cisco WAP devices lists them only as Cisco IOS xx.xx-xx.xx. What does this mean?


This is not a misidentification as the devices actually run IOS. To more accurately identify the devicea scan utilizing SNMP authentication with a common community string is required.




Configure SNMP authentication following these steps:


1. In QualysGuard VM or PC, navigate to Scans > Authentication.


2. Select New > SNMP Record and set up a Cisco SNMP authentication profile. Then click Save to save the record.


3. Navigate to Scans > Option Profiles.


4. Select New > Option Profile to create a new profile with the default values.


    - Enter a title for the profile and click the Scan tab.


    - In the Authentication section, check the box SNMP. Then click Save to save the profile.


5. Run another scan on the server with this profile.




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