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Discover the major milestones in the history of Wibu-Systems since its foundation in 1989.

2016

  • The Industrial Internet Consortium releases the Industrial Internet Security Framework, a compendium for IoT architects that defines the major characteristics of trustworthiness characteristics: Security, Safety, Reliability, Resilience, and Privacy. As one of the primary authors, Wibu-Systems has co-authored the publication and taken part in a number of high profile panels worldwide.
  • Trusted Computing GroupWibu-Systems becomes an active member of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), the Alliance for Industrial Internet (AII) in China, and the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO).
  • Wibu-Systems builds a solid multi-level penetration strategy for CodeMeter and establishes partnerships not only with software publishers and machine and device manufacturers, but also with IoT boards, gateways, modules, Embedded Computing Technology systems, and microcontrollers vendors.
  • Successful implementation of an Industrie 4.0 security framework for intelligent productionRecognizing that Industrie 4.0 can only take off if holistic and sustainable security architectures are implemented, Wibu-Systems has successfully implemented a security framework for intelligent production with the Research Department of Innovative Factory Systems of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). The key finder prototype production line at SmartFactoryKL offers all manufacturing vendors the opportunity to test security preventative security measures.
  • With a number of successful use cases in the healthcare field in its arsenal, Wibu-Systems first exhibits at Compamed/Medica, Duesseldorf, Germany, and shows medical suppliers and healthcare product developers how CodeMeter leverages innovative cyber security solutions and software-based business models in line with the economy and technology changes of our times.

2015

  • Wibu-Systems joins the Industrial Internet Consortium, an international, not-for-profit association that coordinates vast ecosystem initiatives to set secure architectural frameworks for the connected industry
  • Wibu-Systems is selected to become part of IUNO, the German National Reference Project for IT security in Industrie 4.0, whose mission is to provide operational, robust, efficient, and scalable blueprints for medium-sized manufacturers
  • Wibu-Systems is one of the first security partners to sign up to ISPN, the Infineon Security Partner Network, which offers a constellation of security solutions to providers of connected devices and applications
  • In a collaborative project with Belden, Deutsche Telekom, and Infineon, Wibu-Systems demonstrates a secure communication setup between remote production sites to furnish Industrie 4.0 with practical security models “Made in Germany”
  • Oliver Winzenried, CEO and founder of Wibu-Systems, is awarded the title of “Manager of the Year” in the “Automation” category by the readers of the German weekly electronics newspaper “Markt&Technik”

2014

  • 25-year anniversary: a milestone in Wibu-Systems's history that underlines the dedication to protection, licensing and security of the company
  • Wibu-Systems is named SIIA Content CODiE Awards winner for Best Content Rights and Delivery Solution
  • Wibu-Systems showcases a comprehensive cyber-security solution deeply integrated in VxWorks® to safeguard IoT devices
  • The leading technology for security in the embedded world, CodeMeter Embedded Driver, is completely redesigned
  • The new encryption method BlurryBox® is born and gains the first prize at the 5th German IT Security Awards
  • CodeMeter supports a new Linux flavor; the new preconfigured SDK includes the RaspberryPi version “Compute Module”

2013

  • Wibu-Systems enters a strategic partnership with Wind River, resulting in the first ever out-of-the box solution for facilitated development, IP protection and license management of VxWorks-based control systems
  • Wibu-Systems joins the Alliance for Security, as part of its mission to secure connected applications
  • New CodeMeter form factors (CmCard/CFast, CmStick/IV) are released with industrial automation in mind, offering a space saving design, extended temperature range, and highly reliable fast memory features
  • CmWAN is launched to answer licensing needs in the cloud
  • New Wibu-Systems offices are opened in France

2012

  • Wibu-Systems recruits new personnel to boost its development, support, sales and consulting capacities
  • The enhanced AxProtector supports .NET mixed mode applications and Wind River VxWorks
  • The new CmDongle firmware featurs field update from ISVs applications, 2048 RSA key encryption, and a “maintenance period” license model
  • CodeMeter is integrated with CODESYS IEC 61131-3 development tools and target systems
  • Wibu-Systems becomes a member of the OPC foundation and continues to pursue new alliances in the field of industrial automation

2011

  • Wibu-Systems takes first prize at Baden-Wuerttemberg Security Awards for the prevention of product piracy
  • Introduction of CmStick/T: secure time certificates with battery-backed clock
  • Introduction of CmStick/C: the world's smallest dongle for software protection is released

2010

  • The R&D projects VitaBIT and Pro-Protect are completed successfully
  • Rainbow Security begins its distribution operations for Wibu-Systems in Moscow, CIS
  • WIBU-SYSTEMS (Shanghai) Co. Ltd opens new offices in Beijing
  • WibuKey protects WATCHOUT software at Expo 2010 in Shanghai
  • Protection for software using VxWorks real-time operating system is released
  • Wibu-Systems turns out unbeaten at the Hackers' Contest in China
  • A world first: CodeMeter® protection for Cloud Computing is made available
  • A new form factor, CmCard/microSD, is introduced
  • Wibu-Systems is a SIIA CODiE Awards finalist in category "Best Digital Rights Management Solution"

2009

CmCard/µSD
  • 20th anniversary of Wibu-Systems
  • CodeMeter License Central is introducedl to create, manage and deliver licenses
  • The first dongle as a CmCard/SD and CmCard/CF is released
  • Wibu-Systems wins the SIIA Codie Awards in the category "Best Digital Rights Management Solution“
  • CodeMeter® supports Mac OS X Leopard operating system

2008

CmAct Logo
  • CodeMeterAct is introduced as a software-based solution
  • Wibu-Systems offices are opened in Spain
  • Wibu-Systems becomes a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • Wibu-Systems coordinates the BMWI VitaBIT project for secure mobile solutions
  • Wibu-Systems coordinates the BMBF Pro-Protect project for embedded systems protection

2007

  • Wibu-Systems inaugurates the world's first hackers' contest for CmStick (prize money worth US$ 40,000). CmStick remains uncrackable!
  • Wibu-Systems is named finalist at the SIIA CODiE Awards in the category "Best Digital Rights Management“

2006

  • Wibu-Systems is nominated for the Federal Republic of Germany's Design Prize
  • CodeMeter® is granted patents in the USA and Japan; numerous new patents are filed
  • Wibu-Sytems is named finalist at the SIIA CODiE Awards in the category "Best Security Software“
  • Wibu-Systems offices are opened in the UK

2005

  • Wibu-Systems wins the iF design Award, Germany
  • For the first time Wibu-Systems is finalist at the SIIA CODiE Awards in the category "Best Digital Rights Management Solution: Software“
  • Wibu-Systems (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. begins operating in China

2004

CmStick Plastic with Clip
  • CmStick/M: Wibu-Sytems introduces the first dongle with integrated flash mass storage
  • Wibu-Systems wins the iF design Award, China
  • The European patent is granted for CodeMeter
  • Wibu-Systems offices are opened in the Benelux

2002

  • A platform-independent protection for Java applications is released
  • Wibu-Systems offices are opened in China

2001

  • The first WibuKey hackers' contest is announced
  • SmartShelter® document protection is introduced
  • Wibu-Systems participates in the 5th R&D framework of the EC
  • WIBU-SYSTEMS USA Inc. is founded

2000

  • All WibuKey products obtain UL listing (Underwriter Laboratories) for the USA and Canada

1999

  • 10th anniversary of Wibu-Systems
  • The company takes up residence in its new facilities in Karlsruhe, Germany

1997

  • Wibu-Systems gains the certification according to ISO 9001:2000 standards

1995

  • The company increases its capital and changes its legal form to become WIBU-SYSTEMS AG

1993

  • The first dongle as a PCMCIA card is introduced at the COMDEX/Fall, Las Vegas, USA

1991

  • The company changes its legal form to become WIBU-SYSTEMS GmbH

1989

  • Wibu-Systems is founded by Marcellus Buchheit and Oliver Winzenried
  • The idea for the first WibuBox as a dongle for the LPT interface is born