Lighthouse Security Group, the creator of Lighthouse Gateway™, is named a 2010 “Cool Vendor” in “Cloud Security Services” by leading analyst firm.


Vendors selected for the “Cool Vendor” report are innovative, impactful and intriguing

Lincoln, RI - April 19, 2010 – Lighthouse Security Group, a leading provider of cloud-based Identity and Access Management solutions, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the April 2010 published Cool Vendors in Cloud Security Services, 2010 report by Gartner, Inc. This year, five vendors worldwide were named Cool Vendors in the Cloud Security Services Category, making this a highly selective list of innovators.

“We believe being selected as a Cool Vendor by Gartner is a vote of confidence in our mission to unlock the power of cloud computing for identity and access management,” said Eric Z. Maass, Enterprise Security Solutions Director for Lighthouse Security Group. “We continue to innovate while we execute on our product roadmap. By building our cloud solution upon the Tivoli Security software suite, we are delivering a truly revolutionary product that brings well-proven software to customers with the exceptional ROI of cloud delivery.”

Based on IBM's industry-leading Tivoli® Identity and Access Management (IAM) software, Lighthouse Gateway is a comprehensive, turnkey cloud-based IAM solution. Lighthouse Gateway offers you unique benefits, such as:

• Up to 60% TCO Savings
• Reduced Administration Overhead
• No Upgrades and Patches to Manage
• Robust SAS70 Type II Certified Infrastructure
• Ease-of-Integration


Lighthouse Gateway’s Identity Management (IDM) solution drives consistent, timely, and accurate identity information throughout your enterprise. Gateway Identity Management services allow for synchronization, transformation and policy-driven control over this information, including provisioning and deprovisioning across multiple databases and directories for user, account, and group/role information. Gateway’s IDM capabilities address pressing business needs such as:

• Inaccurate Personnel Data
• Discrepancies Between Disparate Identity Repositories
• Automating Manual Human Workflows
• Provisioning and De-Provisioning Users


Lighthouse Gateway’s Access Management solution consolidates your disparate access control mechanisms and disjointed access policies into a robust, easy-to-manage, and consistent policy-driven system. Gateway’s Access Management solution provides benefits such as:

• Single point of access control administration
Single Sign-On (SSO) across the application ecosystem
• Decreased time-to-production for new systems
• Point-and-click changes to access control policy
• No need for explicit security code within applications
• Multi-factor authentication
• And more


The expanding market for cloud-based security services is a topic of other recent Gartner comments. “IAM as a service will drive broader adoption of IAM by small and midsize business, better cost-benefit accountability and IAM appliance innovation,” wrote Earl Perkins, Gartner Research Analyst, IAM Services and IAM as a Service: Defining the Markets. June 19, 2009. (Publication ID Number: G00168894; page 1).

See us this week at International Cloud Computing Conference and Expo
Lighthouse Security Group is a Bronze Sponsor of the Fifth International Cloud Computing Conference and Expo, to be held April 19-21 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the award-winning Lighthouse Gateway™ cloud-based Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution, which delivers all the benefits of IAM at a fraction of the cost of deploying a conventional on-premise infrastructure.

More than 5,000 senior technologists and business executives are expected to attend the Cloud Conference and Expo — evidence of the rising popularity of cloud computing. With keynote, general and breakout sessions led by industry experts, the event is designed to provide a wealth of information on the latest issues and trends in cloud computing, along with practical ideas and resources attendees can use to maximize the benefits of cloud computing in their organizations. In addition, the Expo Floor will feature more than 100 sponsors and exhibitors, including Oracle, Microsoft, NaviSite and many other leading vendors. For more information, please visit

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Lighthouse Security Group, LLC
Lighthouse Security Group, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lighthouse Computer Services, Inc., is a premier provider of Cloud-based Identity and Access Management (IAM) services, 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 accomplished experience with IBM and DoD. 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.

David Sylvestre
VP Marketing
Lighthouse Computer Services, Inc.
888.542.8030 x155
[email protected]


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