IBM Tuesday announced it has acquired the business operations of Lincoln-based Lighthouse Security Group, a premier cloud security services provider to extend its leadership in security – delivering innovation, services and software that help businesses protect their data.
IBM plans to integrate Lighthouse Gateway, an identity management solution that protects identity and data in an increasingly complex IT environment into IBM’s leading managed security services offering.
The tech giant also plans to integrate the businesses of Lighthouse Security Group and CrossIdeas that it acquired recently with IBM’s identity and access management offering, to provide a full suite of security software and services that protect and manage a user’s identity.
“Business models are rapidly evolving as employees conduct more of their work offsite. Protecting this data and who has access to it has become a challenge, costing our clients time and money. With this acquisition, IBM provides a unique identity and access management offering that combines proven software and analytics technology with expert managed services that make it easy for businesses to tackle the complexities of security in this new digital world.”
– Kris Lovejoy, General Manager, IBM Security Services
“Our ability to match the power and capabilities of traditional enterprise offerings through a cloud-based service set us apart from the competition and fueled our success. We are excited to become part of IBM’s security offering and help customers continue to transform their operations while giving them the assurance that their most vital assets remain secure.”
– Eric Maass, Chief Technology Officer, Lighthouse Security Group