Automation Anywhere has announced the launch of their Bot Security, which they claim as industry’s first security program to set the standard for securing software bots that enable business continuity.
Organisations around the world are looking to technologies like RPA and intelligent automation due to the increasing magnitude of the coronavirus outbreak in order to help in mitigating disruptions and advance public health, keep global supply chains moving and governments afloat.
Today, Automation Anywhere introduced a flexible, multi-tiered framework in order to certify that bots built by customers, partners, and publishers of bots on Bot Store. Bot Store is a marketplace with more than 850 pre-built bots and are pre-certified and trusted to scale RPA more rapidly and securely. With Bot Security, users who are downloading ready-to-deploy intelligent software bots will no longer have to compromise on security as they will build the RPA solutions to access critical data, track the virus’ spread and direct citizens to vital information from trusted sources.
The company is also offering a web-based, cloud-native RPA platform that is system and organisation controls (SOC) 2 Type 1 certified. Other security certifications from Veracode and ISO 27001 offer compliance, security management best practices and controls.
The 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, Automation Anywhere also launched the industry’s first-ever Bot Security guild for RPA, assembling security experts, partners and RPA developers to drive standards and share critical information related to RPA security and industry best practices.
Prince Kohli, chief technology officer at Automation Anywhere, stated that this ongoing unprecedented global health crisis had placed significant pressure on government, healthcare and technology organisations to collectively respond, contain, treat, and halt a virus outbreak that has infected hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
He said, “Providing secure deployment of RPA across our platform gives assurances to developers, partners and organisations who want to implement automation technology to mitigate business risk during this pandemic while ensuring business continuity.”
With the increased coronavirus pandemic, healthcare organisations 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 the Bot Store.
When asked by a security expert, Robyn Westervelt, Research Director, Security and Trust at IDC said, “A security breach can be a nightmare for any business, and the potential risk can be daunting, primarily as COVID-19 spreads around the globe.
Automation Anywhere is aiming to enable enterprises to scale RPA initiatives with a solid foundation for security and a flexible, multi-tier framework for certifying bots built or downloaded by business users, partners and publishers in this rapidly growing industry.”
According to Sandeep Jain, CEO of AppPerfect, the security parameters to deter fraud and data loss have become a priority as organisations increase downloads of bots to automate business problems amid the coronavirus outbreak. He said, “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,” said Jain.