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Faceware Technologies

When you’ve developed innovative, groundbreaking software that brings emotion to the gargantuan Godzilla on the big screen or adds life to leading video game characters to the delight of serious gamers, protecting your intellectual property from counterfeiting and reverse engineering is paramount. When evaluating licensing and IP protection vendors, Faceware Technologies, Inc. turned to Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter to protect their valuable intellectual property that was years and over $40 million USD in the making.

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  • WIBU-SYSTEMS
    WIBU-SYSTEMS AG, a privately held company founded by Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative security technology leader in the global software licensing market. In its mission to offer the most secure, unique, and highly versatile technology, Wibu-Systems has developed CodeMeter, a comprehensive, award-winning suite of hardware and software-based solutions for computers, embedded systems, mobile devices, PLCs, and microcontrollers that incorporates internationally patented processes dedicated to protecting the integrity of digital assets. Through its motto “Perfection in Protection, Licensing and Security”, Wibu-Systems safeguards the intellectual property of software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers against illicit and fraudulent use, reverse engineering and tampering attacks, sabotage and espionage actions, while generating new digital business models fully integrated with ERP, CRM, and e-commerce platforms.
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  • Product Development
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  • Faceware Technologies is the most innovative and most experienced facial motion capture technology provider in the world. They believe the best facial animation comes from the combination of cutting-edge technology and an intuitive artist-friendly workflow. By empowering artists with easy-to-use products, Faceware Technologies has become the gold-standard for facial motion capture and animation tools. They provide complete solutions for the interactive entertainment, film, video game, television, and commercial markets.
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  • Faceware chose Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter protection platform because of its proven security features, ease of use, ability for trial licenses, and secure license management system. CodeMeter protected software has never been compromised in global hackers contests. And, with the inherent flexibility of the CodeMeter License Central management system, Faceware Technologies is able to incorporate trial licenses and pay per feature into their business models to reach new markets.
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  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Data Management - Cyber Security]
    Since implementing CodeMeter protection, Faceware Technologies has not detected any counterfeit copies of the current software release on the open market, thus protecting and maximizing their license revenues.
    Impact #2
    [Financial Growth - Market Opportunities]
    Utilizing features in CodeMeter, they also have been able to expand their market opportunities by offering “lite” versions of their high end software to make it cost effective for Independent filmmakers and mobile studios.
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  • Intrusion Detection Systems
    Intrusion detection systems monitor network traffic and search for suspicious activity and known threats, sending alerts when suspicious activity is identified. The overall purpose of an intrusion detection system is to inform IT personnel that a network intrusion has or may be taking place. Alerts will generally include information about the source address of the intrusion, the target/victim address, and the type of attack that is suspected. Each IDS is programmed to analyze traffic and identify patterns in that traffic that may indicate a cyberattack of various sorts. ID systems are being developed in response to the increasing number of attacks on major infrastructure and commercial sites and networks, including those of the Pentagon, the White House, NATO, ports, and electrical grids. The safeguarding of security is becoming increasingly difficult because the possible technologies of attack are becoming ever more sophisticated; at the same time, less technical ability is required for the novice attacker, because proven past methods are easily accessed through the Web. The adoption of IoT technologies also provides new avenues of attack through end points, such as connected devices, that often have weak security features.
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