IBM Recognizes Lighthouse Computer Services for Outstanding Achievements in Business and Technology Excellence


Lincoln, RI – June 9, 2009 –Lighthouse Computer Services, an IBM Premier Business Partner that provides the full range of IT solutions and services, was named winner of the award for “Outstanding Service Management Tivoli Solution” in the 2009 IBM Beacon Awards competition for delivering outstanding value and innovative approaches to helping clients address unique business challenges.

The IBM Beacon Awards are an integral part of IBM’s PartnerWorld program, which provides industry recognition, increased visibility and promotional opportunities to IBM global Business Partners. Members of IBM PartnerWorld benefit from global marketing and technical enablement initiatives to drive new revenue and market opportunities through the delivery of innovative business solutions.

“Winning the 2009 IBM Beacon Award is a great follow-up to winning the 2009 Tivoli Business Partner Innovation Award, which also recognized the uniqueness of the Lighthouse Gateway solution,” says Lighthouse President Ernie Yenke. “Lighthouse Security Group listened very carefully to the needs of our mid- to large-sized customers, and they saw the potential to develop a solution that would deliver all the industry-leading benefits of Tivoli identity and access management, yet in a more efficient and affordable software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. So far, we’ve seen strong interest from customers and technology analysts – we see it as an important new way to expand Tivoli sales," he added.

Most recently, Lighthouse Computer Services provided the Beacon Award winning solution to VantisLife Insurance Company, which offers affordable life insurance products marketed through the banking industry.

To ensure that their client could meet increasingly rigorous security and regulatory compliance standards, Lighthouse conducted a security assessment that revealed critical areas of vulnerability at VantisLife. Based on assessment results, VantisLife was the perfect candidate to benefit from the Lighthouse Gateway solution that runs on IBM Tivoli Access Management software to deliver managed security services for corporate identity and access management in a compliant, cost-effective and industry-leading open solution. The Lighthouse Gateway solution is delivered under the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, which eliminates the significant costs of developing and maintaining an in-house solution and enables small-to-midsize companies to access the full range of benefits enjoyed by large enterprises.

“Lighthouse Gateway was the perfect IT solution for us as it offered us a cost-effective tool that provides VantisLife with stronger growth capabilities and security features,” says Scott Smith, senior vice president and chief operating officer, VantisLife. “We feel very good sitting here today with the IBM Tivoli Access Management-based solution and the Lighthouse expertise protecting us.”

The IBM Beacon Awards recognize excellence in the development and delivery of solutions and services that Business Partners deliver to clients around the world. More than 340 nominations were judged by a team of leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives, who selected winners and finalists in the 22 award categories.

"IBM is dedicated to helping our global Business Partners deliver innovative solutions that enable our joint clients transform their business operations," said Rich Hume, general manager, IBM Global Business Partner Organization. "Lighthouse Computer Services was recognized in the Outstanding Service Management Tivoli Solution based on their technology leadership and commitment to delivering customer value. This award is a testament to their commitment to delivering on IBM's smarter planet vision."

Lighthouse was also honored as a Finalist in another category of the 2009 IBM Beacon Awards: "Outstanding Product Affinity Services Solution." This category recognizes IBM business partners who have teamed with IBM Global Technology Services in various engagements to drive significant revenues and customer satisfaction.

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including descriptions of the winning entries and details about the finalists, please visit

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit

About Lighthouse Security Group, LLC
Lighthouse Security Group, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lighthouse Computer Services, Inc., is a premier provider of enterprise IT security solutions, offering consulting, integration and maintenance services to a wide range of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing, Higher Education, and Department of Defense. Established in 2007, Lighthouse Security Group consists of a team of world-class enterprise IT experts with deep industry knowledge and DoD and intelligence agency clearance. With rigorous process-driven engineering and compliance-ready solutions, Lighthouse Security Group solves an enterprise’s security challenges, including: Identity and Access Management (IAM), Service Oriented Architecture Security, Federated IAM, Enterprise Audit and Compliance Management, and Network Perimeter Security. 

For more information, please contact:
David Sylvestre
Lighthouse Computer Services, Inc.
Tel: 401-334-0799 ext. 155
E-mail: [email protected]

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