Automation Anywhere Bot Security
March 30, 2020
Anywhere Bot Security is a 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.
Today, 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' 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 today 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
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."