Serving Public Universities, Private Colleges & Community CollegesMerit Network is a collaborative community of education and research organizations that utilizes Merit's high-performance network, essential services, and exceptional Member support to help your institution achieve its mission and goals.
Merit believes in the strength of a vibrant, collaborative educational community. By connecting organizations, building relationships and sharing services, educational institutions can achieve far more together than they can alone.
Cybersecurity TrainingThe Michigan Cyber Range prepares cybersecurity professionals for detecting, preventing, and thwarting cyber-attacks in a real-world setting. Throughout the year, the Michigan Cyber Range hosts certification courses covering multiple cybersecurity disciplines. A current schedule of cybersecurity courses is available online.
Colleges and universities can rent their own space on the Michigan Cyber Range, and use the Merit Secure Sandbox to conduct their own training or cybersecurity excercises.
Merit's High-Speed Backbone NetworkMany colleges and universities have locations in multiple locations within Michigan, many of which are connected to Merit's backbone network. Merit can provide connectivity to satellite campus locations and research facilities across Michigan. The fiber-optic backbone enables institutions share resources across the network and save costs with the Merit On-Net/Off-Net Service.
Merit manages the nation's longest-running regional network, which has been in continuous operation since May 1973. Merit has implemented a 10 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) backbone to provide a flexible, robust architecture to support the needs of our Members.