WIBU-SYSTEMS AG (WIBU®), a privately held company founded by engineers Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative global security technology leader in the field of software license management.
Through its motto “Perfection in Protection, Licensing, and Security”, Wibu-Systems expresses its mission to deliver the most secure, unique, and highly versatile technologies to software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers. From this undivided dedication, CodeMeter was born - a comprehensive and award-winning suite of hardware and software-based entitlement solutions for the protection of software rights and technical know-how against piracy, reverse engineering, code tampering, sabotage, espionage, and cyber-attacks. Wibu-Systems’ product portfolio is platform independent and supports desktop and industrial computers, embedded systems, mobile devices, PLCs, microcontrollers, and FPGAs. The application delivery models span across stand-alone, local network, and cloud computing, including virtualized architectures.
Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, Wibu-Systems holds subsidiaries in Seattle, USA, as well as in Shanghai and Beijing, China; the company also has sales offices in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom and operates an extensive world distribution network.
In a global ecosystem that is struggling to find new opportunities for revitalizing its economic prospects, Industrie 4.0 promises to be one of the keys to success: digital, intelligent, agile interconnected productivity will offer a new degree of flexibility in time, volume, and cost management. With its evolution, manufacturers will have to consider themselves accountable for the security of their own IP and implement security technologies and policies to safeguard their assets from illicit or criminal interference.
- Protection Suite – the Protection Toolset
The high-caliber features of Protection Suite allow you to integrate both protection and licensing swiftly and effortlessly into your software. Protection Suite incorporates state-of-the-art anti-debugging and anti-reverse-engineering technologies, full encryption of the executable code, and signatures for the encrypted application for maximum protection and guaranteed integrity and authenticity.
Protection Suite is available for both PCs (Windows, Linux, OS X) and leading embedded operating systems (Embedded Linux, Windows Embedded), real-time operating systems (Linux RT, VxWorks, QNX), and PLC systems (CODESYS, B&R). Additionally, CodeMeter µEmbedded is the CodeMeter variant specially made for field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and microcontrollers
Takeaway for OEMs: Protecting your technical know-how is the first step to ensuring the economic stability of your company.
- CodeMeter CmContainer – the License Container
There are numerous secure storage elements to choose from, which allows developers to mix and match the right modalities for them within a single framework. Licenses can be stored in a file container that resides on the target device or in a separate hardware unit.
The unparalleled range of form factors includes USB dongles (optionally with flash memory, metal casing, compact body), memory cards (available as CF, SD and micro SD) and ASICs. Such a wide variety fits all architectures, extreme conditions, and the quality standards needed in industrial environments.
Takeaway for OEMs: For top performing security, the hardware container will protect your licenses from all attacks, whether they come from within or from the outside.
- CodeMeter License Central – the license management dashboard
License Central is a fully rounded entitlement platform for software license lifecycle management. You can generate licenses that match your product item classification, roll them out, revoke them if payment obligations are not met, transfer them from one license container to another, create reports, verify log activities, and more, all in a fully customizable web interface.
License Central can also be seamlessly integrated with existing ERP, CRM, and e-commerce systems to enhance productivity and logistics.
Takeaway for OEMs: Software monetization is the key pillar to ensure multiple income streams for your business.
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