Manhattan Area Technical College is a two year
HLC accredited public institution of higher
education. The Information & Network Technology program is designed to prepare individuals to
administer computer networks in a variety of work environments. Graduates will be prepared to
provide high-end, solution based technical support.
Why is Nipper beneficial to demonstrate to students?
There are multiple courses that are part of the INT program with emphasis on network and server
management and security. We felt that Nipper provided an
excellent solution for vulnerability
auditing of network devices. The reports are comprehensive and great for explaining the pre and
post assessment of the equipment to end users with little or no technical expertise.
How do you use Nipper for training purposes?
We teach Nipper as a powerful audit tool for network devices. In the fourth semester students
design and build an enterprise network that provides all the services that a large corporate network
would have. This includes live connection to the internet, so they must provide the same security
level that would be expected by the larger corporations.
Their business benefit
Ease of use, comprehensive reports, mitigation recommendations
How have the students reacted to using Nipper?
The students appreciate the speed of the program and love the format of the reports. The use of the ratings scale is also good, and the best part is the recommendations section that gives them mitigation suggestions. By giving the students the opportunity to work with the current products that they will be able to use when they enter employment, they are ready to do work from the first day.
How has using Nipper aided your teaching?
Nipper is another tool to make our job easier. We want our students to work with current and
emerging technologies. We work with live projects not simulations and the students must protect
our equipment just as they would on the job.