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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.

OPC UA Security: Native and Add-on Solutions for the Rise of Smart Factories 


The Industrial Internet of Things has set the stage for the convergence of Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT), that is, the plant floor and the higher-level IT infrastructure. One of the many aspects of this transitional journey is represented by M2M communications.

OPC UA is a multi-platform, plug & play Information Exchange Standard for industrial smart automation and cloud networking. It standardizes communications within machines, between machines, and from machines to smart systems, securely networked with IoT architectures.

As a member of the OPC Foundation, Wibu-Systems has been an early adopter of the OPC UA standard in Industrie 4.0 projects like IUNO, the German national reference project for IT security in Industrie 4.0, S4SmartPro, the key finder prototype production line of SmartFactoryKL, and OpSit, the optimal use of smart items technologies in healthcare.

As recently pointed out in the Industrial Internet Security Framework as well, it is endpoints, i.e. the device or cloud-based components that have interfaces for network communication, that are particularly vulnerable in a world of cyber-physical systems connected to open networks. The Unified Automation ANSI C based and High Performance OPC UA SDKs, powered by CodeMeter Embedded, fully support the OPC UA defined Security Profiles and configurations and provide even stronger security for modern M2M communications. Secret information, like RSA private keys, certificates, and trust lists, is stored in a hardware secure element and protected from theft and tampering attacks. In a time when intellectual property is shifting in the value chain from hardware to software, manufacturers now also have new opportunities to capitalize on their software and offer feature-based, time-based, version-based, or pay-per-use models to scale up their offerings, expand their market share, and produce recurrent revenues.

Join Thomas J. Burke, President and Executive Director of the OPC Foundation, and Oliver Winzenried, CEO and co-founder of Wibu-Systems, for an insightful conversation on:

In this one-hour session, we are going to navigate you through a journey of exploration that will touch upon:

  • The elements of innovation in smart manufacturing
  • The connection requirements for M2M in the IIoT age
  • The building blocks of the OPC Unified Architecture
  • Use cases that are accelerating the rise of Smart Factories
  • The integration of CodeMeter in the OPC UA standard
  • The OPC UA security extension for endpoints

Working with Windows, Linux, macOS, or Android? With minimal embedded controllers up to massive cloud infrastructures? OPC UA and CodeMeter are equally suited, scalable, and secure, and most of all integrated in a streamlined fashion to provide the ultimate technology in access control, authentication, and encryption.

Categories | Embedded | Internet of Things | Software Security


Filetype: MP4 - Size: 100.56MB - Duration: 1:06:37 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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