Q2 and ALTR Leverage the Blockchain to Boost Data Security

Hot on the heels of its Finovate debut earlier this month, blockchain-based data security platform ALTR has teamed up with digital banking solutions provider Q2 to unveil a new solution to improve data security.

The new technology, Q2 TrustView, powered by ALTR, adds to Q2’s approach to data management and protection by mitigating security breaches in real time. The solution protects critical data by fragmenting personally identifiable information (PII) across a private, low-latency blockchain, and makes data-at-rest unusable to unauthorized parties. Q2 TrustView powered by ALTR also gives authorized users a comprehensive insight into who accesses sensitive information, as well as data on when and how frequently that data is accessed.

“Great financial experiences are built on a foundational confidence and trust that an account holder’s data will be protected,” Q2 CTO Adam Blue said. “With Q2 TrustView, we are strengthening our data management approach to ensure that protections are in place for our customers and their users at every step of the data journey.”

ALTR CEO Dave Sikora praised Q2’s leadership in a “highly-regulated industry,” and said it was a “powerful validation of the confidence (that) banking and lending institutions” have in his company’s technology. He added, “Data is critical to these institutions, and the integration of ALTR’s smart driver and blockchain technologies into Q2 TrustView reinforces Q2’s approach to data security, privacy, and governance by implementing a critical human error countermeasure.”

Founded in 2004, Q2 demonstrated its Biller Direct solution at FinovateSpring 2018. Biller Direct enables consumers to aggregate their bills and pay them via credit or debit card. The solution both improves the billpay experience for consumers and gives financial institutions the opportunity to earn interchange revenue in the process.

We highlighted Q2 earlier this year in our look at how banks can compete with the new credit card from Apple. The company closed out 2018 with the acquisition of fellow Finovate alum, Gro Solutions.

Making its Finovate debut less than a month ago at FinovateSpring, Austin, Texas-based ALTR was founded in 2014 to help businesses leverage blockchain technology to change the way data is monitored, accessed, and stored. The company announced in April that its technology had earned Level 1 Service Provider accreditation for the latest version of the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). In February, ALTR partnered with IT solutions integrator Sirius Computer Solutions to provide its blockchain-based data security as a managed service.

Named one of Built in Austin’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2019, ALTR has raised $15 million in funding.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

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Around the web

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  • BlueVine taps Herman Man as new Chief Product Officer.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: ALTR

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Register today and save your spot.

ALTR’s transformational, blockchain-based data security platform permanently neutralizes the privacy and breach exposures created by humans inside of enterprise networks.

Features

  • Monitor -an immutable view of who is accessing data, when and how often
  • Govern – real-time control and breach intervention
  • Protect – delivers impenetrable protection of data at rest

Why it’s great
ALTR attaches cutting edge governance and security to existing structured data, wherever it is, unlocking the full potential for digital transformation in financial services.

Presenters

Doug Wick, VP Product & Marketing
With over 20 years of startup experience, Wick has broad experience managing product conception and development through to market success.
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James Beecham, Co-Founder & CTO
Beecham is a computer engineer and entrepreneur who co-founded ALTR and leads its technology and engineering teams. He holds multiple software patents, and is an alumnus of the University of Texas.
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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

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  • CardFlight Expands to Offer Payment Terminal Hardware.

Around the web

  • Klarna launches Mindful Money, a financial management content hub for consumers.
  • Avaloq launches avaloq.one, a collaborative platform to help financial services companies work with fintechs.
  • NICE unveils IntelliAgent, a solution that provides employees with real-time compliance and authentication capabilities.
  • Kantox appoints Maria Chamorro as its new Chief Financial Officer.
  • Trulioo adds Malta to its Global Identity Verification coverage.
  • ieDigital shortlisted for Excellence in Open Banking and Best Rebrand awards at the Credit Awards 2019.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.