Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced the launch of Bot Security, the industry’s first security program to set the standard for securing software bots that enable business continuity.
The magnitude of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has organizations around the world looking to technologies like RPA and intelligent automation to help mitigate disruptions and advance public health, keep global supply chains moving and governments afloat.
The company introduced a flexible, multi-tiered framework to certify that bots built by customers, partners, and publishers of bots on Bot Store – the world’s largest intelligent automation marketplace with more than 850 pre-built bots – are pre-certified and trusted to scale RPA more rapidly and securely. With Bot Security, users downloading ready-to-deploy intelligent software bots no longer have to compromise on security as they build RPA solutions to access critical data, track the virus’s spread and direct citizens to vital information from trusted sources.
Automation Anywhere leads the industry as the first vendor to offer a web-based, cloud-native RPA platform that is System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type 1 certified. Other security certifications from Veracode and ISO 27001 offer compliance, security management best practices, and controls. The company’s Bot Store is also built on a security framework that ensures rigorous trust, governance, and compliance requirements. Bot Security now includes four levels of protection: malware scan, self-attestation, and developer training; threat model and static analysis, and penetration testing to address the most stringent security concerns.
New bot security guild for RPA
As part of the Bot Security program, the company also launched the industry’s first-ever Bot Security guild for RPA, assembling security experts, partners, and RPA developers to drive standards and share key information related to RPA security and industry best practices.
“The onset of this unprecedented global health crisis has placed significant pressure on government, healthcare and technology organizations to collectively respond, contain, treat and halt a virus outbreak that has infected hundreds of thousands of people worldwide,” said Prince Kohli, chief technology officer, Automation Anywhere. “Providing secure deployment of RPA across our platform gives assurances to developers, partners, and organizations who want to implement automation technology to mitigate business risk during this pandemic while ensuring business continuity.”
Free trials to secure bots in the fight against Covid-19
With increased coronavirus cases, healthcare organizations are scrambling to get medical equipment into hospitals. To meet this surging demand with expedience, medical facilities look to new suppliers to order more of what they need. The Create Quotation – VA21 bot helps suppliers securely create quotes quickly and the VL01N-Create Outbound Delivery bot automates the secure delivery of those goods and supplies to hospitals. Both of these and hundreds of other bots can be found in Bot Store.
“A security breach can be a nightmare for any business, and the potential risk can be daunting, especially as Covid-19 spreads around the globe,” said Robyn Westervelt, Research Director, Security, and Trust at IDC. “Automation Anywhere enables enterprises to scale RPA initiatives with a solid foundation for security and a flexible, multi-tier framework for certifying bots build or downloaded by business users, partners and publishers in this rapidly growing industry.”
“Security parameters to deter fraud and data loss have become a priority as organizations increase downloads of bots to automate business problems amid the coronavirus outbreak,” said Sandeep Jain, CEO of AppPerfect. “As a company that builds and sells certified bots through Bot Store, this assures business users that our RPA bots deployed to automate manual processes meet the highest levels of security.”