A member-owned organization, Merit provides affordable network and IT services to education, government, and health care institutions, and other non-profit organizations.
Internet & Networking
Merit is a trusted network provider in Michigan, and operates the longest-running regional network in the US. We provide custom network solutions for public sector organizations of all sizes.
Train. Test. Learn. Secure. From certification courses to managed security, firewall to custom solutions, Merit’s portfolio of cybersecurity services will help you lock it down.
As an important part of meeting its mission, Merit Network provides a regular program of learning opportunities. focused on leadership, IT skills, and cybersecurity certifications.
Cloud & Communications
Secure, continuous access to your data through virtualization; Unlimited long distance calling; A single sign-on enterprise portal and social media platform – Merit offers a variety of service solutions.
Our professional staff can assist Members with network optimization and protection, research projects and advanced networking endeavors on an individual consulting basis.
Course: Managing Risk in Information Systems – September 2016 January 22, 2016This course provides a unique, in-depth look at how to manage and reduce IT-associated risks. You will learn about the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) risk, response, and recovery domain in addition to risk management and its implications on IT infrastructures and compliance. Using examples and exercises, this course incorporates hands-on activities related to fundamentals of risk management, strategies, and approaches for mitigating risk. You will also learn how to create a plan that reduces risk. Additional course assets include case scenarios and handouts and eBook (via CourseSmart).
Course: Certified Information Systems Security Officer – C)ISSO – Powered by Merit – Velocity Center June 27, 2016Merit Professional Learning and the Michigan Cyber Range are pleased to present Certified Information Systems Security Officer - C)ISSO. The course prepares and certifies you to analyze an organization's information security threats and risks, and to design a security program to mitigate them.
Workshop: Change Management June 30, 2016During this collaborative 3-hour session, you will learn the following through lecture, real-world examples and group discussion: About the Instructor ... Read More
The Merit Network
Merit, the longest-running regional network in America, is also the best connected. Our Network, comprised of more than 3,800 miles of fiber-optic infrastructure, is the core of networking capability and connectivity in Michigan.
With multiple paths to major connection and peering points in Chicago, IL, Toledo, OH, and Windsor, ON that connect with the commodity Internet and Internet2, the Network transfers data at speeds up to 100 Gbps.
Additionally, Merit holds a number of peering agreements with private networks and maintains connections to other research and education networks. Merit also provides Internet service to nearly all of the public universities, a majority of community colleges, and a large number of K-12 districts, public libraries, government agencies, health care and other non-profit institutions throughout Michigan.
Merit’s regional, mesh network and peering agreements with national networks places Member connections closer to the Internet, providing your organization with a faster route than those available commercially.
“The network performance has been great, and we’ve already received positive feedback from end user departments.”SEAN CHEN, IT Director, The Guidance Network