Albertsons Leverages the Denodo Platform for Flexible, Intelligent Data Security Read Case Study


Steve Etchelecu
“The Denodo Platform enabled us to operate with protected data in the public cloud, which was our core goal. We also saw improved time-to-market as we had greater confidence with a layered defense.”
Steve Etchelecu Solutions Architect

Albertsons Companies, Inc. is an American grocery company founded and headquartered in Boise, Idaho. The company operates more than 2,200 retail food and drug stores and is the second largest supermarket chain in North America. Every day, Albertsons serves customers in-store and online across most of North America through a number of well-known, trusted brands. The company was in the middle of a digital transformation program, which included a migration to Microsoft Azure Cloud, and wanted to rebrand itself as a tech-enabled retail chain. As part of this program, Albertsons looked for secure ways to launch customer marketing campaigns.

Enhanced Security in the Cloud

To securely migrate its critical data sets to Azure, Albertsons leveraged network security protocols such as Access Control List (ACL) and Encryption at Rest. Since this data contained customer personally identifying information/protected health information/Payment Card Industry (PII/PHI/PCI) information, Albertsons went a step further and secured this data using a patented tokenization approach from Protegrity, which enabled the company to move more aggressively to the cloud. An on-premises Denodo Platform instance provided access to detokenized PII/PHI data only to a specific group of authorized users, through a virtualized interface.

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At a glance

Albertsons used the Denodo Platform to control and secure access to millions of rows of customers’ personal information by integrating Protegrity into the Denodo Platform and enabling role-based access control to restricted data elements.

The Denodo Platform enabled Albertsons to perform advanced analytics on customers’ PII/PHI/PCI data while significantly reducing access to restricted data elements, which improved customer privacy.

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