Wibu-Systems' Video Podcast Channel

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.

A Shelter to Protect Your Documents 


Protecting the intellectual property associated with digital assets that come in a form other than software applications requires a different approach and dedicated tools. Technical, legal, and commercial know-how is frequently shared in a business environment, and the authors want to make sure their assets do not end up in the hands of unauthorized personnel or competitors, let alone media outlets. Certain reports are also for-sale products, in which case their cloning or distribution with non-eligible parties means an immediate monetary loss. However, a file that needs a standard application to be opened cannot include encryption and decryption methods: While CodeMeter Protection Suite protects software against illicit actions, SmartShelter and CodeMeter Core API are responsible for protecting and licensing digital documents.

SmartShelter is available in two flavors:

  • SmartShelter|PDF, a certified plugin for Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Acrobat Reader that provides additional security functions on top of Adobe’s native protection mechanisms; these include the creation of stronger passwords unknown even to the file author, the storage of passwords on a computer-bound license file or a hardware secure element, and monitoring for disallowed applications. Additionally, the integration of CodeMeter License Central enables the generation of all CodeMeter licensing options and offers full control over the entitlement process.
  • SmartShelter|SDL, a secure data layer for any type of document that slips in between the operating system and the document reader. It configures which operations are allowed and which are prohibited based on the license rights: the ability to open, read only, or save documents is totally regulated with a fine-grained management console.

Set yourself up for success with our new live worldwide event:

In this new masterclass, we will see:

  • How document protection differs from software protection
  • Four basic scenarios for protecting documents
    • The documents take the form of PDF files that are displayed with a PDF viewer
    • The documents are opened and saved with one of your own applications
    • The documents come in a standard format and are opened and saved with a standard application
    • The documents come in a different standard format and can only be viewed with a standard document viewer application
  • DEMO: SmartShelter|PDF for protecting PDF files
  • DEMO: SmartShelter|SDL for protecting and licensing standard documents
  • DEMO: CodeMeter Core API for protecting and licensing files with a proprietary format

Whether the prosperity of your business depends on protecting the IP of the documents you sell, the data your software produces, or the data from third parties you process, your top priority is defending your finances and reducing your liability risks.

Categories | Document Protection | E-Commerce


Filetype: MP4 - Size: 77.86MB - Duration: 1:02:53 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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