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Data Security as a Service Breakdown: Protection

Tokenization as a service to protect data throughout its lifecycle across your modern data architecture

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Data Security as a Service Breakdown: Protection

Tokenization as a service to protect data throughout its lifecycle across your modern data architecture

Published on Oct 19, 2020
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ALTR’s Data Security as a Service platform brings enhanced data security to enterprises across their modern data architectures. With ALTR, organizations can implement a data consumption governance model, benefitting from ALTR’s ability to observe, detect, and automatically respond to threats. Further, leveraging ALTR’s protection service secures data from direct access threats while ensuring all requests flow through the organization’s data consumption governance model. In this brief, we’ll discuss ALTR’s data protection service.

A Fully Enforced Governance Model

Implementing ALTR’s observe, detect, and respond capabilities puts companies in a great position to control data consumption within applications across their enterprise. But what happens when a privileged user is compromised? To overcome direct access threats, organizations need to secure data at its source and force all data consumption through a unified governance model. Fortunately, ALTR has you covered here as well.

By using ALTR’s data protection service, you can secure data throughout its entire lifecycle. ALTR can tokenize data the moment it is created, protecting it against direct access threats and security misconfigurations when at rest. Tokenizing data ensures a data consumption governance model where no data can be viewed in the clear without being recorded and subject to your organization’s governance policies.

In addition to its enhanced security, customers can use ALTR’s data protection service to reduce existing compliance scope. Using ALTR, tokens can replace sensitive data at point of creation and never truly be stored in your infrastructure. While tokenization alone can drastically reduce audit requirements, ALTR’s reporting on data consumption can ensure auditors that your policies are implemented correctly.

ALTR has the unique, combined abilities to help reduce compliance scope, record requests for data, and ensure data consumption is subject to your organization’s governance policies. By doing this, you can enable a fully enforced governance model that positions your enterprise well for existing and future security and compliance needs.

How ALTR’s Data Protection Service Works

Through ALTR’s cloud console, you can easily select which data you’d like tokenized. Once selected, the data is fragmented and stored in ALTR’s cloud across its proprietary distributed ledger technology. For each unique data element, a token is generated and stored in its place, allowing for maximum speed and flexibility while keeping referential integrity to the original data.

Because ALTR is delivered as a service, tokens can flow freely across your organization, securely stored on-prem or in any cloud.  Moreover, tokens are interchangeable between applications connecting to ALTR. For example, data tokenized through an application connecting via ALTR’s smart database driver can be detokenized through ALTR’s API. When requested, data is quickly reassembled while still subject to your governance policies, ensuring all requests for sensitive information follow the same governance model.


  • Secure the data lifecycle - Tokenize data at point of creation, detokenize on demand, securely share, and destroy when done
  • Protect against direct access threats - Safeguard your data against security misconfigurations, zero-days, and more
  • Minimize compliance scope - Reduce your compliance burden by removing sensitive data from your infrastructure

To learn more about ALTR's Data Security as a Service, check out our two other product briefs: Detection and Response and Observability.

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