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There are countless reasons for why you want to be a partner of Wibu-Systems:
It might be the safety of a long-term investment, or the future-proof solutions, or the dedicated vertical focus, or the close cooperation with the team at all levels.

As if this was not enough, no other vendor has ever produced top-notch technological innovations as Wibu-System has done with unprecedented reliability.

2016

  • Starting with CodeMeter 6.10 and CodeMeter License Central 2.20, software vendors can define whether and for how long their users can transfer licenses offline, leaving users free to either use the license directly on the server or borrow the license temporarily and transfer it to their local CmContainer for up to the maximum timeframe allowed.
  • The excellence of CmDongles with flash mass storage starts with its ingenious security design: all hardware secure elements equipped with NAND flash memory couple Infineon’s EAL5+ evaluated smart card chips with Hyperstone’s flash memory controllers, characterized by high quality and endurance standards, advanced flash memory management software, and long term component availability.
  • The new CmASIC is recommended for small devices and embedded boards; among its innovative technical features, CodeMeter ASIC supports both USB and SPI communications, operates in environments subject to extreme temperature fluctuations (-40°C to +105°C), and is delivered in a 5x5 mm chip size VQFN-32 package.
  • The ANSI C based OPC UA SDK from Unified Automation integrates CodeMeter Embedded technology and offers manufacturers in the automation industry a ready-to-use set of tools to incorporate software licensing and greater security features in OPC UA architectures. Symmetric and asymmetric encryption keys are securely stored in CmDongles, ensuring the identity of the devices and the Image: Wibu-Systems Introduces the OPC UA Security Extensionconfidentiality and integrity of data.
  • Trusted Platform Modules add to the already vast array of hardware secure elements CodeMeter supports. The software runs only on the designated machine, device, or embedded system where the CmDongle is mounted (incl. USB dongles, memory cards, ASICs and TPMs) and provides the functionalities associated with the secure license, safe from any sort of hacking.

2015

  • Integration of CodeMeter with SAP to offer a unified workflow for license entitlement, data reporting, and analysis
  • Support for Windows 10 offered immediately upon Microsoft’s release of the new platform to the public
  • Addition of CodeMeter µEmbedded to the CodeMeter modular family to provide security for Field Programmable Gate Arrays and microcontrollers
  • Expansion of the license hosting services to include the High Performance Edition and High Availability Package services
  • Development of a third generation of CmDongles with a greater temperature range for industrial applications in harsh environments, EAL 5+ evaluation, and new features, including the Universal Firm Code

2014:

  • Extended temperature range and latest security certificate support through the implementation of Infineon’s controllers
  • CodeMeter Embedded, the new generation technology for the embedded world
  • CodeMeter Protection Suite, a comprehensive platform for PC, PLC, and embedded systems
  • Deep integration with VxWorks 7, resulting in a Wind River Security Profile and Wibu-Systems CodeMeter Security add-on
  • Blurry Box®, the innovative cryptographic method from Wibu-Systems, FZI and KIT
  • Support for Raspberry Pi achieved through a dedicated and preconfigured CodeMeter SDK

2013:

  • CmCompact Runtime enhancements, integration in VxWorks EDK with code signing and integrity protection
  • CmCompact Runtime QNX Support
  • CmCard/CFast
  • CmWan

2012:

  • 2048 bit RSA key
  • CmSticks in USB format, quick swap between HID and mass storage communication
  • Support of CODESYS IEC61131 development environment

2011:

CmStick/C Basic
  • Launch of the CmStick/C, the world's smallest USB CodeMeter stick
  • Launch of the CmStick/T with an uninterruptible clock

2010:

CmCard/microSD
  • Larger license and data memory (384 KB), allowing up to 6,000 individually licensed functions
  • CmCards in microSD, SD and CF format with up to 16 GB flash memory for industrial applications
  • Support for embedded operating system e.g. Wind River's VxWorks
CodeMeter License Central

2009:

  • Launch of CodeMeter License Central for generating, managing, and shipping licenses
  • Flexible license borrowing for all combinations of dongles and CmActLicenses

2008:

  • Launch of CmActLicense, a software-based licensing method
CmStick/ME

2007:

  • Launch of CmStick with rugged metal tamper-proof casing and optional laser engraving to custom specifications

2004:

CmStick Plastic with Clip
  • AxProtector for automatic software protection without changing the source code, for native code running on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux as well as Java and .NET, for CodeMeter and WibuKey in a protected application
  • All WibuBoxes with 16 KB memory and FEAL-32 with 64 bit keys (export restrictions loosened, compatible with V1 from 1989 and V2 from 1990)
  • CmStick wins iF Design Award
  • First CmStick/M, dongle with flash disk

2003:

  • Launch of CodeMeter with groundbreaking features:
    • Highest level security with smart card chips at its heart
    • Use of AES-128, ECC-224, RSA-1024, SHA-256 standard encryption methods, all usable via API
    • Large 64 KB license and data memory, space for more than 1,000 individually licensed functions
    • Internal tamper-proof clock in the CodeMeter dongle
    • Driverless: Mass storage communication used
    • Firmware update possible i.e. customer has access to revisions and new functions without sending in hardware
    • Development tools simultaneously support WibuKey and CodeMeter

2001:

  • First elementary CodeMeter patent filed

1998:

  • WibuBox/U with USB interface

1997:

  • Wibu-Systems receives ISO 9001 certification

1994:

  • New award-winning WibuBox/P housing
  • Encryption of individual functions (AXAN, known today as IxProtector)

1993:

  • WibuBox/M in PCMCIA card format

1990:

  • WibuKey with serial interface and available as a plug-in card
  • Automatic protection of Windows and DOS applications without modifications to the source code
  • WibuKey dongles with FEAL algorithm from NTT in Japan, backwards compatible with V1 from 1989
  • 4 billion different encryptions per license entry

1989:

  • WibuKey: Single-user and network dongle, still available in 2013
  • Licensing of up to 240 individual software functions with a single dongle
  • Software encryption only once, individual licensing for all customers
  • WibuKey available as an ASIC