5 Reasons Organizations Trust RPA with Their Security

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a must-have feature for organizations large and small. RPA provides unmatched efficiency and agility to deal with different types of threats routinely compromising the most prominent of businesses.

The basics of RPA are simple: automation of functions that are traditionally manually entered or performed by humans. In terms of network security, there are a host of functions falling into this definition.

IT security professionals increasingly use RPA in their software, and here are five reasons organizations trust their security to RPA.


All workplaces benefit from processes removing unnecessary activity. RPA is notable for taking many manual functions and turning them into automated processes.

Think about light switches—instead of having to turn on a light switch every day, what if you could have the lights turn on automatically at a certain time? RPA takes redundant manual functions and allows your organization’s IT professionals to focus on securing information from sophisticated threats.

IT Productivity:

Nothing kills business productivity more than repetitive processes. Although some processes can’t be avoided, RPA allows your IT team the flexibility to respond to all situations.

In terms of security, this means your organization’s position is more agile. By embedding RPA within as many functions as possible, your team’s threat-response ability is enhanced. This posture saves organizations time and money that are otherwise spent in repairing breaches.

Easier Problem-Solving:

Fixing bugs is a major issue that plagues many IT teams. The more manual functions needed for a process to be successfully completed, the harder to pinpoint where a breakdown occurs.

RPA is different because the automated processes allow a streamlined structure, meaning fixing a problem is as simple as reviewing an activity log to see where a failure occurred. This means less downtime if there is an incident, and the fix is usually very simple.

Facilitates Program Development:

When an organization uses RPA, the increased efficiency allows IT teams to develop programs of greater sophistication streamlining all security processes. Also, this increased efficiency helps differentiate tasks, making it possible for IT teams to make builds less intersectional.

For example, if one area of security fails, it won’t bleed into other parts of security protocol. Think of this idea as a quarantine.

Employee Satisfaction:

IT teams thrive in workplaces with consistent opportunity. Redundancy is often a cause for IT worker burnout. By placing redundant functions in the capable hands of RPA, your IT team is provided with greater opportunity to showcase their skills. This leads to increased employee satisfaction, creating greater employee retention.

After all, retention alone is a key factor in building efficiency and productivity in the workplace. Increases in productivity and efficiency are inextricably linked to increased employee morale, thus creating the positive retention cycle.

By no means is RPA the only protocol organizations use to enhance their security posture. Using RPA allows organizations greater flexibility as well as the chance to be proactive against threats instead of getting stuck in a reactionary cycle. That benefit ultimately can save millions of dollars.

WorkFusion offers RPA software that can help IT security professionals and organizations streamline and automate tasks and processes, increase productivity, and reduce overall costs.

Julie Anne Gniadek, owner and founder of J. H. Language Solutions, a business that specializes in web content management and marketing.