Launch of CodeMeter Certificate Vault, a hardware-based key storage provider for PKCS#11, Microsoft CNG, and OpenSSL certificates, designed to securely store and provide access to the keys for TLS certificates or OPC UA instances. Its ultimate mission of is to identify machines and human operators with absolute certainty. The new solution is also fully interoperable with all CodeMeter enabled license and entitlement workflows.
Using licenses wherever, whenever, and however has become possible with CodeMeter Cloud, the fully rounded solution for licensing living entirely in the cloud. The infrastructure is characterized by extreme security, utmost scalability, high performance, complete interoperability, and maximum flexibility, and the underlying system provides uniform processes for both online and offline license management.
With its new CmStick/D family, Wibu-Systems introduces a set of hardware secure elements equipped with the USB-C connector to keep up with the latest devices that are setting the market in motion. With a case that combines the sturdiness of metal and with customizable parts in plastic, this additional series includes units with MLC, pSLC, or no flash memory.
With the CodeMeter Triple Mode Redundancy (TMR) Server architecture, server outages in networks are no longer a concern: licenses remain reliably accessible thanks to a solution that combines high availability, top performance, and uninterrupted access to licenses even during server maintenance.
Protecting trial and demo software or enabling freemium models that can be expanded, enriched, and leveled up with in-app purchases is now possible with IP Protection, a dedicated module of CodeMeter Protection Suite that works without CodeMeter Runtime or CodeMeter Embedded. With IP Protection, licensing becomes an option, not a must.
The fingerprinting of CmActLicenses was optimized with CodeMeter 6.90. A special fingerprint in Microsoft Azure virtual environments makes sure that CmActLicenses stay valid when the virtual machine is moved but becomes invalid when a clone is created. Reset detection for virtual machines has been refined, rendering CmActLicenses invalid, if a virtual machine is restored to an earlier state. Support for Docker containers has also been improved.
AxProtector .NET comes with a new high-speed cache, which improves performance and security of the protected assemblies.
CodeMeter Embedded now supports MIPS implementations, porting to ARM64 platforms, VxWorks SR 06x0 versions, and BlackBerry QNX 7.0.
The hardware product lineup of Wibu-Systems continues to grow with a new product line, which includes not just the CmStick/BMC released at the end of 2017, but also CmStick/B and CmStick/BMI. All three devices, with their unmistakably robust and classy metal casing, meet the technical requirements for commercial (MLC flash memory) and OEM (pSLC flash memory) grades.
CodeMeter is selected by Phoenix Contact as the best-in-class technology to streamline license and entitlement management of their PLCnext control system solution. The major reasons that drove the integration of CodeMeter into PC Worx Engineer were its support for different ERP implementations already in the field as well as the scalability and modularity of Wibu-Systems’ technology.
CodeMeter successfully passes the enablement test for SGX, Intel's architecture extension designed to increase the security of application code and data. Currently available for Windows, CodeMeter uses SGX enclaves to keep the binding properties safe in memory during runtime and enable even better licensing and software protection.
With the launch of CodeMeter Embedded 2.1, Wibu-Systems introduces a new structural and business model that allows intelligent device manufacturers to download an SDK specific to their operating system and architecture within 24 hours of their order.
CodeMeter Embedded 2.0 is the new breed of our runtime environment, supporting the complete array of platforms and operating systems that intelligent device manufacturers rely upon, including Intel x86, PPC, ARM, Windows, Linux, Android, VxWorks, and QNX. The modularity and scalability of CodeMeter Embedded 2.0 allows developers to integrate only the functionality they need for the smallest footprint possible.
Blurry Box is a novel software protection scheme that uses seven published methods (creation, modification, and encryption of code variants, insertion of traps, decryption delays, choice of code variant, and state of the engine in the dongle). With such complexity, a would-be attacker would find it easier and less expensive to develop similar software from scratch than to hack the original software.
CodeMeter Cloud Lite has opened the door to license management in the cloud, fully interoperable with traditional implementations. CodeMeter Cloud Lite enables developers to easily license their SaaS applications, standard PC software, or mobile apps via the cloud. The server interfaces directly with CodeMeter License Central for streamlined license and entitlement management.
CmStick/BMC, the latest generation of our hardware elements for the secure licensing of digital know-how and the smallest model with flash memory available in the world market, has won third place at the 2017 Automation Awards. CmStick/BMC introduces innovative and miniaturized components in the architectural design, like SiP (System in Package), for an extremely compact, robust, and elegant layout.
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 confidentiality 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.
Integration of CodeMeter with SAP to offer a unified workflow for license entitlement, data reporting, and analysis
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
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
CmCompact Runtime enhancements, integration in VxWorks EDK with code signing and integrity protection
CmCompact Runtime QNX Support
2048 bit RSA key
CmSticks in USB format, quick swap between HID and mass storage communication
Support of CODESYS IEC61131 development environment
Launch of the CmStick/C, the world's smallest USB CodeMeter stick
Launch of the CmStick/T with an uninterruptible clock
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
Launch of CodeMeter License Central for generating, managing, and shipping licenses
Flexible license borrowing for all combinations of dongles and CmActLicenses
Launch of CmActLicense, a software-based licensing method
Launch of CmStick with rugged metal tamper-proof casing and optional laser engraving to custom specifications
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
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
First elementary CodeMeter patent filed
WibuBox/U with USB interface
Wibu-Systems receives ISO 9001 certification
New award-winning WibuBox/P housing
Encryption of individual functions (AXAN, known today as IxProtector)
WibuBox/M in PCMCIA card format
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
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
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