Lightning Tools and MetaVis Announce Partnership for SharePoint Permissions Management at Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011

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Microsoft partners provide SharePoint 2010 permissions management solutions in the cloud, for Office 365, or on-premises

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Combining the two solutions provides customers with the ability to manage SharePoint permissions across multiple server farms including Office 365 while giving individual SharePoint site managers more control and flexibility over individual site security.

Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 -- Lightning Tools, a leading provider of Microsoft SharePoint productivity tools, and MetaVis Technologies, Inc., a leader in SharePoint information management tools, today announced a partnership to combine their respective SharePoint permissions management products to offer a more powerful solution for managing and reporting on SharePoint 2010 permissions. The combined solution offers SharePoint administrators the ability to manage SharePoint permissions in the cloud, for Office 365, or on-premises – regardless of where the SharePoint installations are hosted.

Under the partnership, Lightning Tools and MetaVis will offer customers DeliverPoint, Lightning Tools’ SharePoint permissions management and reporting solution, and MetaVis Security Manager, which offers permissions management across SharePoint 2010, 2007 or Office 365, including hybrid environments. Combining the two solutions provides customers with the ability to manage SharePoint permissions across multiple server farms including Office 365 while giving individual SharePoint site managers more control and flexibility over individual site security.

“Understanding how SharePoint 2010 permissions are defined and the ability to accurately manage SharePoint security is a must for any SharePoint installation that needs to protect its content,” says Brett Lonsdale, Product Author, Co-Founder and Chief SharePoint Evangelist at Lightning Tools. “DeliverPoint provides powerful SharePoint permissions management reports and an easy-to-use interface to safely administer SharePoint permissions. Partnering with MetaVis is key to our strategy, allowing our customers to have the same powerful permissions management capabilities regardless of where SharePoint is hosted.”

“Complexity and high costs are usually associated with a secure and well-maintained SharePoint permissions model, both of which multiply when securing and maintaining SharePoint installations across different locations or the cloud,” said Peter Senescu, President and Co-Founder of Metavis. “MetaVis Security Manager brings the flexibility to secure SharePoint content no matter where the SharePoint installation is, from a central location without any additional installation, instantly minimizing the complexity and costs. With MetaVis Security Manager and Lightning Tools DeliverPoint, you receive the best SharePoint permissions and security management tools at a very affordable price.”

Lightning Tools and MetaVis will present their new solution for SharePoint permissions management at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011 (SPC 2011), Anaheim, CA. SPC 2011, October 3-6, 2011, at the Anaheim Convention Center. Lighting Tools will be in Booth #651 and MetaVis at booth #438.

Additionally, Lightning Tools and MetaVis will offer a live webcast on October 24, 2011, entitled “Everything You Need to Know about Managing SharePoint Permissions in a Hybrid Environment.” The webcast will offer a live demonstration of the new SharePoint permissions management solution from Lightning Tools and MetaVis. To register and to get more information, please visit http://www.lightningtools.com or http://www.metavistech.com.

About Lightning Tools’ DeliverPoint
DeliverPoint is the most self-contained permissions management tool for SharePoint. Developed and supported by SharePoint industry experts, DeliverPoint includes all essential features to manage permissions and to secure your SharePoint environment. DeliverPoint provides powerful permissions reporting such as who has access to what objects, and how permissions were granted to sites, lists, folders and list items. It saves time by quickly performing daily tasks such as copy, cloning and delete permissions across an entire SharePoint farm to the list item level.

About MetaVis Security Manager
MetaVis Security Manager for SharePoint and Office 365 allows users to analyze and manage SharePoint permissions, groups/users and levels across multiple site collections and farms with ease. It is designed to both simplify cumbersome tasks and provide in-depth analysis of existing SharePoint security rights from the convenience of a desktop and without installing anything on SharePoint servers.

About Lightning Tools
Lightning Tools offers a wide range of productivity tools for SharePoint including external data integration and mashups, user and permissions management, content aggregation, and enterprise and team discussions forums. Developed, designed and supported by leading SharePoint experts, Lightning Tools solutions were built to be deployed from large to small SharePoint environments, and are tailored to help developers, administrators, business and end users quickly and efficiently execute their daily tasks. To learn more, please visit: http://www.lightningtools.com.

About MetaVis
MetaVis Technologies is Microsoft Gold certified ISV that develops software to help organize SharePoint 2010, 2007, 2003, BPOS, and Office 365 environments for improved search and e-discovery. MetaVis takes the complexity out of designing, deploying and managing content within SharePoint by offering migration, change control, security, taxonomy and metadata management software and services. MetaVis products are based on intuitive, graphical interfaces that are easy to use and easy to install. For more information, please visit: http://www.metavistech.com

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