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In its mission to deliver unique, most secure and highly versatile technologies to software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers, Wibu-Systems has developed CodeMeter, a comprehensive and award-winning suite of hardware- and software-based entitlement solutions for the protection of software rights and technical know-how against piracy, reverse engineering, tampering, sabotage, and espionage.

Your driving license to expert cryptography 


Few successful software applications don't use cryptographic methods as they protect code and data from predatory attacks.
By analogy, applying cryptography is like driving a car. Just as you first have to learn what all the controls are for before you can go zipping down the interstate, first you must become familiar with basic cryptographic methods. And just like yesterday's trendy car is no longer in vogue today, obsolescence in security is accelerating.

There isn't much you can do to slow down technological evolution, but as a software developer, you can ensure that a primary responsibility is to use cryptography properly and safely.
CodeMeter offers a wide range of cryptographic methods and harnesses Wibu-Systems' vast experience and knowledge. Nevertheless, even great technologies like CodeMeter may fail  if they have been implemented poorly or without the necessary safety precautions.

Ready to enroll for a new driving license in cryptography?

The presentation provides an overview of the available cryptographic methods in CodeMeter API.

An essential key point is the secure storage of private and secret keys; the first question you should ask yourself is where you should be storing your licenses. CmDongle, the hardware-based protection vessel, offers an impenetrable fortress. CmActLicense, the software-based container, is available with a unique and proprietary technology, SmartBind. The private and secret keys are stored in an encrypted license file whose key is the fingerprint of the specific PC to which the license file is bound.

How to operate encryption is your second important decision; that should depend on the kind of application you have developed and the threat scenario you are going to face in your business model.
Finally, there are many cool facts: did you know that in Counter Mode (CTR), encryption with AES is really just about XOR?
For example, consider a database field with a Boolean value. A simple encryption with AES returns exactly two possible encrypted values. This means that an attacker would actually be able to derive the unencrypted value for all records by knowing just one record

During this presentation, we will discuss:

  • HASH functions
    • SHA 256
  • Symmetric encryption
    • AES 128
    • Direct encryption in CmContainer
    • Indirect encryption
    • Encryption without CmContainer
    • Selection of the most appropriate operating mode
  • Asymmetric encryption
    • ECC 224
    • RSA 2048

This is where our journey begins: we’ll show you practical examples about how to implement CodeMeter in ways that allow it to protect your software today and tomorrow.

Categories | Software License Management | Software Protection | Software Security


Filetype: M4V - Size: 211.31MB - Duration: 1:13:58 m


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WIBU-SYSTEMS AG (WIBU®), a privately held company founded by engineers Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative technology leader in the global software license lifecycle management. In its mission to deliver unique, most secure and highly flexible technologies to software publishers and industrial manufacturers, Wibu-Systems has developed a comprehensive, award-winning suite of hardware- and software-based solutions incorporating internationally patented processes dedicated to the integrity protection of digital assets and intellectual property. Wibu-Systems’ product portfolio addresses a wide variety of application delivery models, including PCs, mobile, embedded automation, cloud computing, SaaS, and virtualized architectures. 

Through its motto “Perfection in Protection, Licensing and Security”, Wibu-Systems is standing up for ethically produced software and reinforces its vocation to eradicate software counterfeiting, reverse engineering, code tampering, as well as device and smart factory sabotage, espionage and cyber-attacks.

With its flagship CodeMeter® all-in-one security platform, Wibu-Systems facilitates software monetization techniques to meet the increasing demand for top line revenue growth through the reduction of bottom line costs and the enablement of new marketing strategies. Software powered businesses, whether in the consumer, corporate or embedded systems realm, can create, deliver, and manage an entire orchestration of ready-made license models able to address their singular needs. In a market that is becoming more and more customer oriented, it is strategic to also personalize the offering terms of functionalities, pricing and compliance, and this is where Wibu-Systems enters the game with value added consulting services, localized engineering support and secure hosting.

With more than 50% of its employees involved in research and development, Wibu-Systems has pioneered a number of ingenious technologies, and empowered software developers and intelligent device manufacturers to deliver secure products that meet their customers’ needs. In fact, Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter and WibuKey security solutions have won several hackers’ contests and are acknowledged and trusted worldwide. Sophisticated use of cryptography, secure key storage, full integration of an unparalleled line-up of form factors within the same framework, license model agnostic hardware, and interoperability with all major computer-based, embedded, real time and PLC operating systems are some of the key differentiators that allow Wibu-Systems to position itself at the forefront and propel software businesses to new heights.

Wibu-Systems is DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certified and an active member of international and domestic organizations, like BITKOM, VDMA, IIC or TCG as well as standardization committees, such as the USB Implementers Forum, the SD Cards Association and the OPC Foundation. Wibu-Systems has qualified itself as a certified Microsoft Gold OEM Hardware Partner and Wind River Validated Partner; it has also joined the developer programs of Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Oracle, QNX, and many others. The company’s products have received several awards: Just in 2014, CodeMeter has won the SIIA CODiE Awards for “Best Content Rights and Delivery Solution”, and the German IT-Security Prize for BlurryBox® cryptography. CmStick has also been granted the International iF Product Design Award and has been nominated for the German design award (Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland).

The company is leading different research projects with universities and other bodies, partially funded by the German BMBF (Ministry for Education and Research) and BMWE (Ministry for Economic Affairs). Among them are MimoSecco, EmbOSYST and OpSIT, respectively for cloud computing, embedded operating systems and smart technologies. Wibu-Systems is also cooperating with KIT (the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), the Fraunhofer Institute, DFKI (the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), SmartFactoryKL and FZI (the Research Center for Information Technology) on a number of research and development activities.

Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, Wibu-Systems holds wholly owned subsidiaries in Seattle, USA, as well as in Shanghai and Beijing, China; the company also has sales offices in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and a capillary world distribution network.

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