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How the digital world is impacting the way we work during the COVID-19 crisis

Wibu-Systems offers free CmCloudContainers during COVID-19 lock down

Karlsruhe, Germany – During this crucial time when digital solutions are supporting business continuity in several sectors around the world, all IT vendors are called upon to provide their support to the global community. Wibu-Systems, dedicated to protecting the business of software publishers with its robust and dynamic license management technology for the last thirty years, is stepping up and offering cloud-based license containers for home office workers worldwide free of charge during the second quarter 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to initiate home office work for most of their employees. In the context of software development, this means that many software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers are considering actions aimed at facilitating such efforts for their customers. Wibu-Systems is committed to delivering a key element in the process, a free license container that lives in the cloud and can hold multiple licenses for all home office workers. This so-called CmCloudContainer is part of the latest evolution of CodeMeter, the technology that safeguards the intellectual property inherent in digital assets and monetizes the technical know-how via an abundance of license models.

As cloud computing is the fundamental resource for lean and collaborative work, Wibu-Systems invested in an epic transformation of the traditional license and entitlement management systems as we’ve come to know them and launched CodeMeter Cloud in 2019. This new solution comprises a few intertwined elements, including CodeMeter License Central, the cloud-based system for creating, delivering, and managing licenses, CmCloudContainers, the secure license containers holding the license, and the CodeMeter Cloud Server itself, the cloud-based architecture for high availability of the licenses.

A crucial aspect of any cloud-based system is security and CmCloud uses certificate chains to establish trust in the cloud licensing process and the cloud storage environment, while protecting the integrity of the service. CmCloud holds the licenses in a secure web environment, accessible only to those who specifically need it, and manageable only by those authorized to do so.

Oliver Winzenried, CEO and co-founder of Wibu-Systems, was eager to make his personal contribution during the Coronavirus global emergency: “Our business greatly depends on our ability to innovate, and there is no better time than this to spark new ideas and test them immediately. We were already foreseeing a future based on freedom of mobility and online collaboration fully dependent on advanced software and constant connectivity. In the face of the current challenges, we want to help ISVs all over the globe to provide licenses of their software in the cloud that their customers can use from their home office without any special VPN setup.”

Wibu-Systems is thus ready to deliver worldwide one free CmCloudContainer to every existing customer and new prospect alike for the entire second quarter of this year. This CmCloudContainer can be used for multiple licenses by home office workers. All those who intend to take advantage of this offer just need to have a copy of CodeMeter Runtime 7.0 or newer and a Firm Security Box for Universal Firm Codes, which is essentially the master dongle software publishers use to create their software licenses. On the home office worker’s side, Internet connectivity is a must. The entire setup will be taken care of by Wibu-Systems’ team. Interested parties can enroll online at www.wibu.com/coronavirus.