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Communication

The Communications page allows you to configure Nessus to communicate with network servers and connector services.

Setting Name Description Product Version(s) User Type(s)
NETWORK
LDAP Server The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an industry standard for accessing and maintaining directory services across an organization. Once connected to an LDAP server, Nessus administrators can add users straight from their directory and these users can authenticate using their directory credentials.

Tip: Nessus auto-negotiates encryption, therefore there are no encryption options in the Nessus interface.

Tenable.io

Nessus Manager

System Administrator
Proxy Server Proxy servers are used to forward HTTP requests. If your organization requires one, Nessus uses these settings to perform plugin updates and communicate with remote scanners. There are five fields that control proxy settings, but only the host and port are required. Username, password, and user-agent are available if needed.

Tenable.io

Nessus Manager

Nessus Professional

System Administrator

SMTP Server

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is an industry standard for sending and receiving email. Once configured for SMTP, Nessus will email scan results to the list of recipients specified in a scan’s "Email Notifications" configuration. These results can be custom tailored through filters and require an HTML compatible email client.

Tenable.io

Nessus Manager

Nessus Professional

System Administrator

CONNECTORS
Cisco ISE

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is a security policy management and control platform that simplifies access control and security compliance for wired, wireless, and VPN connectivity. Cisco ISE is primarily used to provide secure access, support BYOD initiatives, and enforce usage policies. Nessus only supports Cisco ISE version 1.2 or greater.

Nessus Manager

System Administrator

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