Merit Network

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Merit is a member-focused provider of network and related services; a trusted strategic partner to the education and non-profit community for over 40 years. Merit Network, Inc. is a nonprofit, member-owned organization formed in 1966 to design and implement a computer network between public universities in Michigan. After 40 years of innovation, Merit continues to provide high-performance networking and services to the research and education communities in Michigan and beyond. Merit continues to leverage its experience managing NSFNet, the precursor to the modern Internet, to catapult Michigan into the forefront of networking technologies. Merit has implemented a 10G bps backbone and is in the process of implementing it across Michigan to continue to provide a flexible, robust architecture to support the research and education needs. The 10G bps is completely self-funded. Merit received no legislative dollars to support the effort.

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MERIT NETWORK INTRODUCES NEW ETHERNET NETWORK SERVICE

Merit Network | April 12, 2016

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Merit Network has debuted a new E-rate eligible networking service, called Ethernet Network Service (ENS). The service provides secure point-to-point telecommunications services to Merit Members with a dedicated fiber-optic connection.“Our new ENS facility is meant to provide a commonly needed service for geographically-dispersed satellite locations for distributed organizations,” said Joseph Sawasky, president and CEO for Merit. “Many Merit Members have office or classroom bu...

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MERIT NETWORK RELEASES RFP FOR CYBER RANGE HUBS IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN

Merit Network | April 26, 2016

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Organizations interested in providing cybersecurity education, training exercises, and software testing are encouraged to respond to a newrequest for proposals (RFP) released by Merit Network.Merit, a sub-recipient of the Advance Michigan Defense Collaborative (ADMC) grant, is seeking proposals from organizations interested in creating a limited number of Cyber Range Hubs within the Advance Michigan area, a 13-county region in Southeast Michigan. Counties within the region inc...

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MERIT OPENS NEW MICHIGAN CYBER RANGE HUB AT MACOMB-OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

Merit Network | March 16, 2016

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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A new, publicly-accessible hub of the Michigan Cyber Range, powered by Merit Network, will open at the Velocity Center at Macomb-Oakland University on Friday, March 18. The Michigan Cyber Range leverages Merit’s extensive research and education network, which includes over 4,000 miles of fiber-optic infrastructure. A hub of the Michigan Cyber Range is a facility that is directly connected to Merit’s network. The focus of the hub will be cybersecurity education and train...

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NEW EDUCATION COLLABORATION TO ADDRESS SHORTAGE OF CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONALS

Merit Network | October 17, 2016

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Thousands of people will receive cybersecurity training in the coming years, thanks to a new education collaboration announced by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today at the 2016 International Cyber Summit at Cobo Center....

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MERIT NETWORK INTRODUCES NEW ETHERNET NETWORK SERVICE

Merit Network | April 12, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Merit Network has debuted a new E-rate eligible networking service, called Ethernet Network Service (ENS). The service provides secure point-to-point telecommunications services to Merit Members with a dedicated fiber-optic connection.“Our new ENS facility is meant to provide a commonly needed service for geographically-dispersed satellite locations for distributed organizations,” said Joseph Sawasky, president and CEO for Merit. “Many Merit Members have office or classroom bu...

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MERIT NETWORK RELEASES RFP FOR CYBER RANGE HUBS IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN

Merit Network | April 26, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Organizations interested in providing cybersecurity education, training exercises, and software testing are encouraged to respond to a newrequest for proposals (RFP) released by Merit Network.Merit, a sub-recipient of the Advance Michigan Defense Collaborative (ADMC) grant, is seeking proposals from organizations interested in creating a limited number of Cyber Range Hubs within the Advance Michigan area, a 13-county region in Southeast Michigan. Counties within the region inc...

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MERIT OPENS NEW MICHIGAN CYBER RANGE HUB AT MACOMB-OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

Merit Network | March 16, 2016

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – A new, publicly-accessible hub of the Michigan Cyber Range, powered by Merit Network, will open at the Velocity Center at Macomb-Oakland University on Friday, March 18. The Michigan Cyber Range leverages Merit’s extensive research and education network, which includes over 4,000 miles of fiber-optic infrastructure. A hub of the Michigan Cyber Range is a facility that is directly connected to Merit’s network. The focus of the hub will be cybersecurity education and train...

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NEW EDUCATION COLLABORATION TO ADDRESS SHORTAGE OF CYBERSECURITY PROFESSIONALS

Merit Network | October 17, 2016

Thousands of people will receive cybersecurity training in the coming years, thanks to a new education collaboration announced by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today at the 2016 International Cyber Summit at Cobo Center....

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