I am wondering if I did a Nessus scan using a Windows machine how it would log in to a Linux based device.
Windows does not have a native ssh client. I am aware that Nessus will log into systems given credentials and scan from the inside out. Does Nessus install a ssh client or does it simply do external scan?
I am particularly wondering about Linux variant devices such as CISCO switches. In an ideal environment http and telnet admin are turned off to reduce the attack area.