TERRIBLE support! Anyone able to scan cisco switches/routers with SNMPv3?

Support claims we can’t use SNMPv3 to scan cisco switches and routers and closed my months long case without even letting me respond but instead opened an idea for me! Yeahhhh!!! IDEA-17282

I can’t possibly believe that is true. The company literally published a blog post 8 years ago saying SNMPv3 should always be used Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Best Practices | Rapid7 Blog

They authenticate fine but can’t fingerprint the devices properly.


There’s no field within the shared credentials for SNMPv3 “ContextName,” which is required for some devices as they’re hardcoded. I too, have raised this and was presented with an “IDEA.”

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