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Automation Anywhere Adds New Features for Digital Workforce Platforms

Automation Anywhere, a provider of robotic process automation (RPA), cognitive and analytics technology has introduced an upgrade to its flagship digital workforce platform. Automation Anywhere Enterprise version 11 delivers enhancements in scalability, security, and cognitive automation.

Architected from the ground-up to meet the requirements of both IT and business users in banking, finance, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics and other industries, Automation Anywhere Enterprise version 11 delivers enhancements in scalability, security, and cognitive automation and can be installed on-premises or on cloud provider platforms, such as AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Within the next 5 years, robotic process automation will be as ubiquitous and as essential as electricity, says Mihir Shukla, CEO and co-founder of Automation Anywhere. As a result, he noted, digital workforce platform must be as reliable as the power grid and as easy to deploy as flipping a switch.  Automation Anywhere Enterprise version 11 is a major step in this direction, Shukla said, as it enables enterprises to automate business processes using AI technology along with predictive analytics to deliver even greater business value.

To enable industrial-scale automation, AA Enterprise now includes Workload Management (WLM), which allows users to manually prioritize high value transactions within an automated queue management system. It has built-in SLA calculators and RPA-as-a-service capabilities with the integration of BotFarm, a bots-on-demand functionality that enables bots to be spun up to meet increased automation demand the moment it is needed.

Providing an enterprise-grade framework, Automation Lifecycle Management (ALM) aims to improve process of developing automation in large enterprises. It forces bots to graduate through lifecycle stages as defined by the organization (e.g., development, testing, acceptance and production).  It also helps organizations meet demands for compliance, such as CMMI Level 5 certification and SOX. ALM includes complete version control with check-in/check-out, version comparison, rollback, lock/unlock and more.

The new release also builds on the existing HA/DR foundation to improve disaster recovery. The latest release ensures recovery down to the bot level and across multiple locations in the event of an interruption.

Control Room, which is at the center of the entire RPA operation, now features predictive operational analytics through the built-in Bot Insight, an RPA analytics solution. Control Room also offers an intuitive interface for a seamless user experience across the board and on all devices. These updates are driven by a central focus on

Some of the most significant updates in AA Enterprise, according to the company, are in the area of security, building on a foundation that already includes a credential vault, role-based access control, and encryption for data at rest and in motion. Enterprise 11 delivers enhanced capabilities for admins to set and enforce enterprise-wide security policies. Most importantly, segregation of duties and least-privilege access are the two pillars of the security framework.

Enabling bank-grade credential security, lockers are used to manage any data deemed sensitive (such as user credentials, account numbers, and SSNs), and allows setting of configurable security policies.  AA Enterprise has also been certified by CyberArk. This third-party vault integration provides a storage solution for sensitive data including user credentials. With this release, AA Enterprise also continues to expand support for modern security standards and methodologies including SSL, Kerberos, MS NTLM, SAML 2.0 for Single Sign-on, Veracode Level 5 and two-factor authentication.

And finally, although Citrix and similar security environments are image-based systems that do not lend themselves easily to automation,  with version 11, Automation Anywhere’s AISense applies AI capabilities to deliver a solution that, the company says, can automate any data.

For complete details, go to www.automationanywhere.com.

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