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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.

The License Portal – A Golden Pot of Opportunities 

2016-09-28

The scope of a license portal goes way beyond license activation. When software administrators access the portal, they expect to easily manage the licenses they have purchased and typically have two main questions in mind: "How many licenses do I have left?" and "On which machine is a certain license?". The license portal should deliver an immediate and clear answer to them.

A software publishing startup that is about to commercialize its first application would explore the available license portals in search of a solution that offers not just automatic communication with its customers and saves support costs for the company, but also manages all license entitlement actions. More experienced ISVs that are already using WebDepot may be interested in more advanced features, such as integration with third party systems or even the coupling of proprietary solution with a fully comprehensive technology.

CodeMeter License Central WebDepot fulfills the requirements of all parties involved in license lifecycle management. This new masterclass will bring value to all software-powered businesses and present an excursus from basic principles like activation, de-activation, and re-activation to the latest functionalities, like restoring a lost CmContainer on the same computer, resuming a transaction that was interrupted, or distributing enforced updates.

Two of the main features of WebDepot are adjustable versatility and seamless integration into third party systems. If you don’t operate a customer portal yet or if you rather want to use the license portal as a separate solution in parallel with your existing portal, WebDepot comes in handy. During the online event, we will show you how you can customize WebDepot to match your corporate design style, even without any particular programming skills, and realize an efficient workflow with a simple configuration. For broader requirements, WebDepot provides a number of programming interfaces that can extend its core scope.

Even if you were already using a customer portal, you can still integrate WebDepot to achieve greater customer satisfaction. Depending on your framework and requirements, you can either simply connect WebDepot to your customer portal and use it directly or implement WebDepot functionalities into your own portal. During the live session, we will review a number of examples and best practices of effective integration from real life scenarios.

Alternatively or additionally to WebDepot, you can have your licenses activated by integrating the activation wizard in your own software. If you now ask yourself whether you then need to double-map your workflow, the answer is: No. Only the user interface is going to be available twice, in the portal and in your wizard. The business logic on the server, which maps most of the workflow, is identical. ActivationGateway, which your activation wizard uses to communicate with CodeMeter License Central, is derived from WebDepot.

Topics:

  • Online activation with WebDepot
  • Online activation with the software wizard and ActivationGateway
  • New functions of WebDepot
  • Customization of WebDepot to reflect corporate designs
  • Overview and examples of WebDepot extended functions
  • Integration in third party systems
  • Customizations of the software activation wizard

 

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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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