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Security Profile for 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 becomes gradually 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® with Security Profile for  VxWorks®, the world’s most widely deployed commercial RTOS.

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

CodeMeter integrated in Security Profile for VxWorks
CodeMeter integrated in Security Profile for VxWorks

In particular, the Wibu-Systems’ portion of the solution consists of two layers:

  • Basic Security, software-based and deeply entrenched in the Security Profile of VxWorks
  • CodeMeter Security, a complementary hardware-based add-on

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

  Security Profile
Integrity Protection x
Authenticity x
IP Protection x
Certificates x
Copy Protection


CodeMeter Security

License Management


CodeMeter Security

Hardware-based Key Storage


CodeMeter Security

The security highlights provided by CodeMeter consist mainly of:

  • 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 Boot: a functionality that relies on UEFI specifications and help prevent malicious software applications from loading during the system start-up process, thanks to a digital certificate-based chain of trust
  • 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
  • Unparalleled range of different 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 embed smart card technology for top security performance

In addition, Security Profile for VxWorks supports:

  • Encrypted Containers: TrueCrypt-compatible AES-encrypted containers safeguard data when the device is powered down
  • Advanced User Management: a centralized system assigns user’s privileges and manages users at runtime, implementing restrictions and controlling access to the device based on user’s credentials
  • Network Security: Wind River SSL, SSH, Cryptography Libraries, IPsec and IKE protocols are incorporated to effectively secure network communications
CodeMeter integrato nel Profilo di Sicurezza di VxWorks
CodeMeter integrato nel Profilo di Sicurezza di VxWorks

Security Profile for VxWorks’ Additional Features

  • Compatibility with VxWorks 7 Core Platform and all industry-specific profiles for VxWorks, including Aerospace Profile, Industrial Profile, Medical Profile, Networking Profile, and Consumer Profile

Product Requirements

  • VxWorks 7
  • Optional for dongle use: USB port or (microSD, SD, CFast) memory card slot