Lighthouse Security Group Pilots Gateway Services on IBM SoftLayer Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Lighthouse Security Group Pilots Gateway Services on IBM SoftLayer Infrastructure-as-a-Service(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Lighthouse Security Group today announced it will pilot the Lighthouse Gateway™, its market-leading, cloud-based, identity and access management (IAM) platform, on IBM® SoftLayer™. Built on a proven IBM IAM software foundation, Lighthouse Gateway provides clients with enterprise class technology at a significantly lower total cost of ownership (TCO), quicker deployment time, and improved agility over conventional enterprise IAM solutions.

Lighthouse hosts its Gateway services in traditional datacenters primarily in the US, while serving more than 14 million users in over 57 countries. The company is currently piloting Gateway services within chosen SoftLayer IaaS locations along-side its traditional datacenters.

Lighthouse CTO Eric Maass commented: “We believe that SoftLayer will provide the greatest flexibility in rapidly deploying clients on the Gateway, while providing enhanced robustness, geographic diversity, and more options for a wider range of clients.”

IBM acquired SoftLayer, one of the industry’s largest cloud computing infrastructure providers, in 2013. SoftLayer‘s incredibly fast self-service or fully managed infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) gives companies the ability to deploy and scale virtual and dedicated bare-metal servers on-demand, quickly develop applications, and run production-ready workloads. By utilizing SoftLayer IaaS capabilities to underpin certain Lighthouse Gateway services, Lighthouse aims to provide a more flexible delivery model for clients that can fully utilize benefits such as on-demand capacity, scalability, and geographic portability of computing resources within the Gateway environments.

Maass added: “Initially we’ll be using the SoftLayer services in the US along-side our core collocated services primarily for warm disaster recovery purposes as we refine deployment throughout the pilot period. As the pilot concludes in late Q1, the company will look to bring the SoftLayer based Gateway services live for clients in Q2.”

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. Founded in 2007, the company serves clients throughout Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing, Higher Education, and the Department of Defense. With an engineering heritage rooted in both IBM and defense-technology leader Lockheed Martin, Lighthouse Security Group is home to a team that comprises industry authorities, patent-holding innovators and world-class IAM talent. The company’s major operations include its market-leading Lighthouse Gateway cloud IAM offering, commercial systems integration services and information security services for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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