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UiPath and CrowdStrike partner in an industry first

By Catherine Knowles, Mon 11 Oct 21

UiPath and CrowdStrike have partnered to deliver a new level of security protection and visibility with the UiPath Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform and the CrowdStrike Falcon platform.

According to the companies, UiPath and CrowdStrike are the first RPA and endpoint security vendors to come together to extend endpoint security to RPA, enabling greater visibility for protection and speed of response.

The partnership is said to offer joint customers the ability to correlate events to originating RPA processes, enabling and accelerating threat hunting, investigation and remediation with CrowdStrike for their UiPath environment.

While the UiPath platform has been architected with security at the core, according to the company, the integration with CrowdStrike helps build a trusted automation environment for allowing RPAs to access critical systems and data with escalated privileges, improving business resiliency.

As a result, together CrowdStrike and UiPath automatically detect threat activity, whether initiated by humans or robots, to grant the security team real-time visibility across the environment and enable proactive responses.

The partnership provides joint customers:

Fortified protection: The integration provides coverage to defend against all types of attacks from malware to sophisticated and stealthy nation-state attacks.

Full endpoint detection and response (EDR) prevents silent failure by capturing raw events, including those originating from RPA processes, to ensure automation is included in an organisation's strong security posture.

Complete visibility: The security organisation gains better insight into more of the organisation's systems, specifically germane robot actions.

Contextual telemetry enables understanding of the attacks in the environment and reduces time and effort to investigate and respond to incidents, without compromising business agility.

Increased efficiency: Integration between UiPath and CrowdStrike adds contextual RPA details to endpoint events, streamlining hunting and investigation across the enterprise in a single console, and speeding granular, targeted response action to ensure business continuity in the event of an incident.

It also simplifies security operations by using the same lightweight Falcon agent, management console, and cloud-native architecture.

CrowdStrike chief product officer Amol Kulkarni says, “CrowdStrike and UiPath together bring unparalleled capabilities to the market to mitigate potential risk and increase the visibility of the security organisation 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.”

UiPath executive vice president of products and engineering Ted Kummert says, “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.”

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