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CodeMeter powers up VxWorks


The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming production facilities into smart factories, utilities into smart grids, constructions into smart buildings. As the industrial IoT is gradually becoming all-pervasive on a global scale and tags, sensors, embedded computers, and control systems are interconnected over the Internet, the risk of hacker attacks is increasing.

Wibu-Systems has intensified its successful cooperation with Wind River® to offer a deep integration of CodeMeter® into  VxWorks®, the world’s most widely deployed commercial RTOS.

The result is a fully scalable solution that features best-of-breed security for devices and data, IP protection, and additional licensing management options to expand business opportunities.

CodeMeter Security integrated in VxWorks 6.9 and VxWorks 7 Platform

Together, Wibu-Systems and Wind River offer a comprehensive turnkey solution that encompasses the following benefits: 

  • Integrity Protection    
  • Authenticity    
  • IP Protection    
  • Certificates    
  • Copy Protection    
  • License and Entitlement Management    
  • Hardware-, Software-, and Cloud-based Key Storage    

The security highlights provided by CodeMeter consist mainly of:

  • Deep integration: The CodeMeter technology is integrated into the VxWorks Workbench for a seamless use of the encryption mechanisms. The decryption module ExEngine is integrated into the loader process of VxWorks.
  • Internal Certification Authority: The CA produces, signs, and manages the required certificates necessary to enable the Secure Boot process and in turn protect applications from tampering.
  • Secure Runtime Loader: The essential core for integrity and know-how protection from piracy and reverse engineering is built on a combination of AES decryption and digital signature verification of kernel modules and real-time processes.
  • An unparalleled range of form factors for secure license containers: Software licenses and software encryption keys can be stored in the complete range of CmDongles and CmActLicenses; all hardware form factors come with smart card technology embedded for top security performance.

Additional Features for VxWorks 7.0

  • Workbench integration with GUI support for security configuration
  • Compatibility with VxWorks 7 Platform and all industry-specific profiles for VxWorks, including the Aerospace Profile, Industrial Profile, Medical Profile, Networking Profile, and Consumer Profile

Product Requirements

  • VxWorks 6.9 or 7.0
  • Optional for use with dongles: USB port or (microSD, SD, CFast) memory card slot
  • Optional for use with CodeMeter ASIC: USB interchip communication