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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 Effort Performance Relationship in Software Protection 

2017-09-06

“Less is more” is a popular oxymoron. In software protection, most ISVs might express this commonplace statement as "I would like to achieve maximum protection with minimal effort". But is this possible at all? Can you really expect the strongest encryption method with just a minimum investment in your own resources?

Wibu-Systems has solved this paradox with CodeMeter Protection Suite. Guided tools that encrypt a compiled application or a library in an automatic and secure way are made available for all common platforms. AxProtector, AxProtector .NET, and AxProtector Java are your reliable companions for this rapid and straightforward process.

For the optimal protection of your software application, the code should be split into individual parts and dynamically reassembled at runtime. AxProtector .NET and AxProtector Java take care of this operation in a fully automated fashion for you. But what about native applications and libraries that are protected with AxProtector? In this case, IxProtector, integrated with AxProtector, takes over this procedure for you. You can choose between semi-automatic and fully manual controls.

This is where Translocated Execution enters the scene and inserts automatic decryption routines into your application. In addition to the implementation of simple automatisms, Translocated Execution also moves executable code into memory. Functions are temporally superimposed, so that finding a dedicated function in a memory dump becomes a matter of pure luck for a would-be attacker and a systematic memory dump of all functions becomes practically impossible.

In short, Translocated Execution offers two main advantages:

  • The automatic decryption and execution of the code reduces your manual efforts to a minimum
  • Moving code into memory increases security standards against memory dumps.

Get to know the theory behind Translocated Execution in our next webinar, see the necessary steps live, and learn about the available optimization options. A combination with additional security techniques like traps, which are also an essential part of Blurry Box cryptography, is also possible at any time.

In this brand new masterclass, we are going to cover some of the core technology concepts and several innovative features:

  • An overview of CodeMeter Protection Suite
  • Basic principles underpinning AxProtector
  • Basic principles underpinning IxProtector
  • Translocated Execution
  • Live demo
  • Security considerations

During this one-hour together, we will prove how extremely secure software protection mechanisms can be implemented with little effort. Translocated Execution will raise the security bar for hackers, as the wizard for AxProtector and IxProtector will automatically disassemble your application into many small parts that are dynamically re-assembled at runtime. A minimalist approach to software protection made possible by CodeMeter Protection Suite.

Categories | Industrie 4.0 | Software Protection | Software Security

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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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