Distinguished Data Industry Leader Jonathan Sander Joins ALTR Board of Directors

Published on Apr 03, 2023
Snowflake Security Field CTO brings deep security engineering experience and unparalleled industry vision to board of data governance and security company.

Melbourne, FL (April 3, 2023)— ALTR, innovator of automated data governance policy enforcement and data security solutions, announces the expansion of its board of directors with the appointment of data industry thought leader Jonathan Sander. Snowflake’s first Security Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Sander brings his deep background and industry insight to the Snowflake Premier Technology partner’s board.

“Throughout my relationship with ALTR, I witnessed first-hand their commitment to solving cloud data governance and security challenges while always staying mindful of their customer’s need for performance and simplicity. ALTR's ability to enforce controls in near real-time is astonishing, and the fact that it can offer solutions for every part of the security and governance stack, from managing built-in Snowflake policies to doing data tokenization, means they’re positioned to help so many in the growing data universe,” said Sander. “I’m thrilled to be part of the company’s continued innovation and to help set the future course for the industry.”

Sander has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. After kicking off his career as a web programmer, Sander moved to the vendor side in technical support and later into systems engineering, focused on security, database performance, and replication. Jonathan helped build the identity access management (IAM) and security line of business at Quest Software and stayed with the team until the Dell acquisition in 2012. He has also held strategy and CTO roles at Lieberman Software and STEALTH bits. Sander joined Snowflake in 2018 as Security Field CTO, evangelizing data security best practices to help Snowflake users stay secure.

“Jonathan has incredible insights and instincts—from high-level industry direction to his hands-on guidance on how vendors can best enable companies to protect their data. I am thrilled to have him join us to help ensure we are investing in the right product features to meet the needs of the market,” said ALTR CEO James Beecham. “Our patent-issued real-time alerting and thresholding continue to provide differentiated value to Snowflake customers of all sizes. His input on expanding our innovative open-source connector initiative to even more industry-leading solutions in the coming quarters will be invaluable.”

Learn about ALTR’s recently announced open-source data governance integration initiative here.

About ALTR

ALTR is the only automated policy enforcement and data security solution that allows users to easily control and protect sensitive data to minimize risks sooner and unlock value faster. Hundreds of companies and thousands of users leverage ALTR’s platform to gain unparalleled visibility into data usage, automate and control data access, and secure data with patented rate limiting and tokenization-as-a-service, all in minutes instead of months. ALTR’s partner ecosystem enables a single solution for enterprise-wide data governance and security. To learn more, please visit ALTR.com. To start with the ALTR Free plan today, sign up here. 


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