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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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  • SNAPSHOT
  • Germany
    1989
    Private
    $10-100m
    51 - 200
    Open website
  • IOT SOLUTIONS
  • KEY CUSTOMERS
  • Siemens, Motorola, Rohde & Schwarz, Kodak, ZTE, Toyota, Bosch, Fujitsu, Kontron, ABB, B&R

  • CASE STUDIES
  • WIBU-SYSTEMS: KINESYS Semiconductor Factory Automation Software
    KINESYS Software provides both Integrated Device Manufacturer (IDM) and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers world-class software products and solutions for advanced wafer and device traceability and process management. KINESYS offers state of the art database technology with a core focus on SEMI standards. KINESYS’ challenge was to make back-end processing failure-free and easy to use for clients while supporting licensing models more adaptable to changing industry needs.
    WIBU-SYSTEMS: Dedicated License Management for B&R
    More and more functionality of machines and manufacturing facilities is determined by the controller software, production settings, and machine data. This essential know-how of the machine producer must be protected and shielded from manipulation by competitors, organized crime, or simple incorrect use. New business models need to be supported. And any solution has to be highly reliable and work even in harsh environments.
    WIBU-SYSTEMS: Secure and Cloud-based Data Marketplace
    The great promise of new connected concepts of industry like 'Industry 4.0' is their ability to deliver a historically unparalleled level of responsiveness and flexibility. While modern supply chains are already heavily integrated and designed to be fluid and fast moving, a large swathe of manufacturing still remains beholden to economies of scale, large production runs, and careful preplanning.The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to change this by allowing small-batch or even custom manufacturing on a truly industrial scale. With machines whose functions are not set in stone, but flexible and determined by their operating software and with a new form of connectivity bringing industrial engineers, product manufacturers, and end users closer together than ever before. Ad-hoc adjustments to automotive parts, for example, during active product runs or the bespoke manufacturing of custom sneakers become very viable options indeed.Much of this remains a theoretical vision, but IUNO, the German national reference project for IT security in Industry 4.0 demonstrates the new capabilities in action with a secure technology data marketplace running a smart drinks mixer.
  • HARDWARE
  • SOFTWARE
  • WIBU-SYSTEMS: CodeMeter®
    CodeMeter is the universal technology for software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers, upon which all solutions from Wibu-Systems are built. CodeMeter combines the following applications:ProtectionYou want to protect the software you have developed against piracy and reverse engineering.LicensingYou want to license your software as safely and easily as possible, which includes crucial aspects like the creation of flexible licensing models, the integration of their delivery, and the management of their complete lifecycle with your existing backoffice systems.SecurityYou want to safeguard your users against tampering and attacks from third parties.CodeMeter combines the following applications:• ProtectionYou want to protect the software you have developed against piracy and reverse engineering.• LicensingYou want to license your software as safely and easily as possible, which includes crucial aspects like the creation of flexible licensing models, the integration of their delivery, and the management of their complete lifecycle with your existing backoffice systems.• SecurityYou want to safeguard your users against tampering and attacks from third parties.CodeMeter requires your attention only once: its integration in your software and your business workflow is necessary at one point in time only. Protection Suite is the tool that automatically encrypts your applications and libraries. In addition, CodeMeter offers an API for custom integration with your software.CodeMeter License Central can be connected to your ERP, CRM, and e-commerce systems. Once integrated, you can:• deliver your software as many times as you wish• create licenses from these systems automatically• transfer licenses to your customers using your backoffice systems or a separate license portal.Essentially, each user receives the same software, but a different license that entitles him to use your protected software to the extent allowed by you.CodeMeter offers maximum flexibility. You have total freedom to define the license models and the repository where licenses are stored, and have the opportunity to mix and match the wide array of options available:• CmDongle: The license is stored securely in a CmDongle. The device embeds a smart card chip, which offers additional security to CodeMeter’s technology. Once saved, the secret keys never leave the unit. CmDongles are available in several form factors, such as USB, SD card, microSD card, CF card, CFast Card, and ASIC.• CmActLicense: The license is saved in a special file that is bound to the hardware of the target computer. You define the degree of tolerance to changes in the computer. When using virtual machines, you can specify whether the license remains valid if it is moved or copied to a virtual machine. Alternatively, you can employ unbound CmActLicenses via the CodeMeter Protection Only or the CodeMeter Trial License options.• CmCloudLicense: The license is located on a server in the cloud (CmWAN). This server can be either your own or Wibu-Systems‘ or a server at a trusted user.License-Server: The license is stored in a CmDongle or a • CmActLicense on a license server in the LAN of the user. The user can also reserve licenses for network users, Active Directory groups, or specific computers and create usage reports.CodeMeter supports the complete range of controllers, devices, and computers: from simple microcontrollers or mobile devices and software programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to personal computers and servers.To cover all possible scenarios, CodeMeter is available in three variants:• CodeMeter Runtime (http://www.wibu.com/codemeter/codemeter-runtime.html)• CodeMeter Embedded (http://www.wibu.com/codemeter/codemeter-embedded.html)• CodeMeter µEmbedded (http://www.wibu.com/codemeter/codemeter-micro-embedded.html)
    WIBU-SYSTEMS: CodeMeter License Central
    CodeMeter License Central is a database-driven license and entitlement management solution that automates the process of creating, delivering, and managing licenses for software and digital content. The key features of CodeMeter License Central enable you to:Create licenses with ease using WebServices or the web frontend and assign them to: Dongle-based license containers,  Software-based license containers, Cloud-based license containersIntegrate the entire license lifecycle management workflow into popular CRM, e-commerce, and ERP systems, such as SAP and Salesforce, via tried-and-tested techniquesDeliver and manage licenses for your customers reliably and easily, either online or offlineEfficiently integrate your resellers  into your existing software distribution process CodeMeter License Central includes a powerful SOAP-based interface and can define a broad range of licensing options. This means that you can map CodeMeter License Central items directly to your ERP items, so you can maintain the same SKUs you are currently using, yet have the flexibility to place multiple SKUs in a single order – if you choose to; your licenses, your way.
    WIBU-SYSTEMS: CodeMeter Protection Suite
    To integrate protection and licensing into your software, there are two primary ways: you can either encrypt your complete software or parts thereof with Protection Suite, or you can proceed manually with CodeMeter API.CodeMeter Protection Suite is your fast track to convenient, quick and secure integration of CodeMeter into your software. After integration, you can take advantage of various modalities to deliver your software as a universal package to your customers. CodeMeter and CodeMeter License Central let you define unique functionality and licensing models for each of your clients.The high-caliber features of CodeMeter Protection Suite allow you to:Integrate both protection and licensing swiftly and effortlessly.Achieve maximum protection level for your software, since CodeMeter Protection Suite incorporates state-of-the-art anti-debugging and anti-reverse engineering technologies.Fully encrypt the executable code of your software against reverse engineering.Decrypt individual parts of your application at runtime and encrypt them again. This approach is highly scalable depending on the number of parts selected; you are fully in charge of the security level you want to reach. The impact on performance is very limited regardless of the size and complexity of the parts.Sign the encrypted application to ensure code integrity and authenticity.Update CodeMeter Protection Suite free for an entire lifetime. This allows you to preserve ultimate security levels despite of new threats.Combine CodeMeter Protection Suite with CodeMeter API to implement special features.Protect applications on multiple platforms; CodeMeter Protection Suite is available for both PCs (Windows, Linux, macOS) and leading embedded operating systems.Choose among different variants of Protection Suite, each made for specific uses. The modules include: AxProtector / IxProtector, AxProtector .Net, AxProtector Java, AxProtector CmEand ExProtector.Customize your status and error messages to reflect your corporate design, or you can rather run software without any user interface completely hidden in the background.
  • MEMBERSHIP
  • Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
    The Industrial Internet Consortium is the open membership, international not-for-profit consortium that is setting the architectural framework and direction for the Industrial Internet. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel in March 2014, the consortium’s mission is to coordinate vast ecosystem initiatives to connect and integrate objects with people, processes and data using common architectures, interoperability and open standards.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Automotive
    Construction & Buildings
    Equipment & Machinery
    Transportation
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Discrete Manufacturing
    Maintenance
    Product Development
    Quality Assurance
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  • PARTNERS
  • Intel
    Intel designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company's platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, wearables, transportation systems, and retail devices. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip; and wired network connectivity products.Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units:- Intel Inside- Intel Data Center Manager (DCM)- Saffron Technology- Wind River
    IBM
    IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation that manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is intent on leading the development of a global data field. Year founded: 1911 Revenue: $92.7 billion (2014) NYSE: IBM
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    Oracle
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    Fraunhofer IOSB
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    Codesys
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    Deutsche Telekom
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