How Nectus finds rogue or misconfigured SNMP devices


During installation user must provide a standard corporate SNMP v2 or v3 Read-only credentials to be used for network discovery.

For each live IP address Nectus tries to use standard SNMP parameters as a first choice  but in addition to standard credentials Nectus attempts

to use some of the well-known SNMP strings such as v2 community “public”, “private”, “cisco”, etc.

This approach helps to find  rogue or misconfigiured devices that would normally be left undiscovered and pose a potential security issues.

To manage list of  “well-known” SNMP profiles go to “Settings -> Network Discovery Settings”.