UiPath, an enterprise automation software company, has announced it has partnered with CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-based endpoint and workload security, to deliver a new level of security protection and visibility.

Ted Kummert, executive vice president of products and engineering at UiPath, said, “RPA is extending further across the enterprise to automate more processes, making it a fundamental operational asset that companies must protect. The challenge of keeping companies, customers, and employees safe increases every day. By partnering with CrowdStrike’s leading cloud-based security technology, our customers gain the unique advantage of a highly secure and easy to implement end-to-end automation platform.”

Together, UiPath and CrowdStrike, two leaders in their respective fields, have extended endpoint security to robotic process automation (RPA), enabling complete visibility to enhance protection and enhance speed. Through this partnership, joint customers are able to correlate events with RPA processes and accelerate threat hunting, investigation, and remediation processes with CrowdStrike for their UiPath environment.

Amol Kulkarni, CrowdStrike chief product officer, said, “CrowdStrike and UiPath together bring unparalleled capabilities to the market to mitigate potential risk and increase the visibility of the security organization into robot-led activities. As automation becomes a core part of the enterprise technology stack and protecting against threats becomes more complex, strengthening our joint customers’ security posture will positively impact their business outcomes.”

In addition to enabling businesses to achieve a competitive advantage, it accelerates digital transformation by enabling scale, speed, and consistency to emulate human actions on digital systems. Automation requires access to systems as well as proper privileges so it can execute and perform tasks without the need for manual intervention. UiPath is built with security at the center, and its security is validated by multiple recognized standards; however, the integration with CrowdStrike provides a trusted automation environment for enabling RPAs to access sensitive systems and data with escalated privileges, improving business continuity.

CrowdStrike and UiPath detect threat activity automatically, whether initiated by humans or machines, to provide security teams with real-time visibility across the environment and enable proactive response. As a result of the capability to distinguish between RPA-initiated processes and human-initiated processes quickly and easily, security teams will have real-time visibility across the environment for proactive threat hunting, incident investigation, and remediation.