Perfection in Software Protection, Licensing and Cybersecurity http://podcast.wibu.com/ 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. Podcast Generator 2.6 - http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:10:11 +0100 en Wibu-Systems AG http://podcast.wibu.com/images/itunes_image.jpg Perfection in Software Protection, Licensing and Cybersecurity http://podcast.wibu.com/ 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. Wibu-Systems' Video Podcast Channel Wibu-Systems Wibu-Systems team@wibu.com clean Monetizing Software, Machines, and Materials with New Business Models Pay-per-use licensing schemes build a high level of trust with customers, allowing them to pay on the go for the machine lease, the consumables, the raw material, or the software package they specifically requested, at the time they really need it. There was a time when traditional software publishers could generate substantial revenues with simple one-off sales. As the digital market kept growing and users became more skilled and demanding, the whole process had to be redesigned to lower the upfront investment, instill a sense of trust and dependability between supplier and buyer, and produce recurrent and dynamic income. In the industrial realm, this topic has become more relevant and pressing, driven by recent developments in machine connectivity, the globalization of manufacturing processes, and the interest in customized manufacturing for production runs of maybe even only single pieces.

While subscription models have customers paying a constant fee for every subscription term you set, regardless of whether they actually use the product or service, pay-per-use allows them to pay on the go for the machine lease, the consumables, the raw material, or the software package they specifically requested, at the time they really need it. The risk for you? The lower initial revenues when you first introduce this model are more than compensated for as the relationship with your customer deepens and you adjust your offers to their requirements. Best practices recommend introducing this model gradually alongside existing systems and fine-tuning the process as you analyze customers’ behaviors and spot specific patterns.

CodeMeter License Central offers licenses with unit counters and automated processes, which makes pay-per-use models just as simple to handle as permanent or subscription licenses. You are still free to choose your favorite secure element for storing the licenses: CmDongle, CmActLicense, or server in the LAN or in the Cloud. The processes to create or renew licenses are easily integrated or automated. Automatic billing is just one step away with the streamlined integration of CodeMeter License Central into all mainstream ERP, CRM, and ecommerce platforms.

In this one-hour session, we will go through the whole lifecycle from a number of success stories that will get you inspired to the whole set of actions that will get you started. Here are the main topics we’ll be discussing with the live audience: 

  • Application of pay-per-use licensing models in different scenarios
    • For software
    • For machines
    • For materials
    • For building plans
  • Technical implementation with CodeMeter
    • Mapping out a pay-per-use license
    • Licenses per action
    • Licenses per term
    • License creation
    • License renewal
    • Downstream billing
  • Controlling the use of consumables
    • Sale of own material
    • Licensing of third-party material
  • Opportunities and challenges relating to pay-per-use licenses

First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare. With CodeMeter, you have a powerful ally.

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Pay-per-use licensing schemes build a high level of trust with customers, allowing them to pay on the go for the machine lease, the consumables, the raw material, or the software package they specifically requested, at the time they really need it. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2017-12-08_2017-11-16_18_00_monetizing_software__machines__and_materials_with_new_business_models.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2017-12-08_2017-11-16_18_00_monetizing_software__machines__and_materials_with_new_business_models.mp4 58:18 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems E-Commerce, Licensing, Pay-per-use no Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0100
Activating Software like a Wizard The entitlement and disablement of functionalities, disablement of complete licenses, automatic updating of license checkpoints, and renewals of subscriptions or maintenance contracts are just some use cases you may come across Picture this: You need to change the license of one of your clients, and the user finds his entitlements updated next time he starts the software. Updating software entitlements like magic is possible. With CodeMeter License Central, Gateway, and Software Activation Wizard, you can easily and quickly implement license changes in your software. And the more effortless and straightforward this process becomes, the more likely it is that your customers are fully satisfied and the less support resources you’ll require for your license management.

The use cases for the automatic modification of licenses are numerous. These include:

  • Entitlement and disablement of functionalities
  • Disablement of the complete license
  • Automatic renewal of a subscription after payment
  • Automatic update of license checkpoints
  • Automatic renewal of the maintenance contract

With automatic updates, the user is not requested to perform any action, i.e. he does not have to activate the changes via a portal himself. This is not only easier, but it also gives you full control over the entitlements of your software. The Software Activation Wizard can be completely tailored to meet your requirements: you can integrate it into your software and optionally adapt it for your own processes or customize it in compliance with your own corporate design.

In addition to reducing costs by automation, Software Activation Wizard offers the possibility to track data and pass it on to CodeMeter License Central. One popular application is the registration of users during activation. This is an especially interesting option if the licenses are sold via different channels and you want to understand which users have purchased your software. You can also have free software activated and registered with this powerful tool. In this case, the license is created automatically under the hood during the activation process, and you get to know who is actually using your software. For named user licenses, the user name can also be conveniently recorded and associated with the license.

In this live training, we are going to cover a lot of ground:

  • Basic functions of Software Activation Wizard
    • Activating licenses
    • Disabling licenses
    • Restoring licenses
    • Finishing incomplete transfers
  • Advanced functions
    • Activation-defined parameters
    • Collecting registration data
    • Activating licenses in the network
  • Real-life use cases
    • Subscription models
    • User-bound licenses from the cloud
    • Disabling and locking licenses
    • Free software registration
    • Automatic generation of free and demo licenses
  • Interaction with WebDepot
  • Customization of the user interface
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The entitlement and disablement of functionalities, disablement of complete licenses, automatic updating of license checkpoints, and renewals of subscriptions or maintenance contracts are just some use cases you may come across http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2017-07-10_activating_software_like_a_wizard.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2017-07-10_activating_software_like_a_wizard.mp4 1:26:55 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems Software activation, Software Licensing, Software Monetization no Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:00:00 +0200
A Shelter to Protect Your Documents While CodeMeter Protection Suite protects software against illicit actions, SmartShelter|PDF, SmartShelter|SDL, and CodeMeter Core API are here to protect and license your digital 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.

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While CodeMeter Protection Suite protects software against illicit actions, SmartShelter|PDF, SmartShelter|SDL, and CodeMeter Core API are here to protect and license your digital documents. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2017-04-28_a_shelter_to_protect_your_documents.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2017-04-28_a_shelter_to_protect_your_documents.mp4 1:02:53 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems intellectual property, CodeMeter, document no Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:00:00 +0200
To Bundle or To Nest? - That is the question! A great help for designing your licensing business model to handle software functions separately and deliver scalable packages that grow in features and investment as needed. Meet higher revenue goals and surprise customers with tailored offerings CodeMeter License Central 3.0 is just around the corner. One of its newest features is the support for Nested Product Items. With Nested Product Items, modules can be logically grouped together, and the licensing process can be further simplified. You may wonder whether this new feature is actually not already covered by the current bundles. This question will be answered alongside many others during the forthcoming webinar. We will present the differences between bundles in CodeMeter License Central and Nested Product Items in the license, and discuss which variant is the ideal fit for you.

You can achieve your goal in both cases: To sell software functions separately with the implementation of modular licenses. Not only does this business approach offer low-cost entry-level versions, but it also tailors your software to the actual and unique needs and budgets of your customers.

Experience a sneak peek at CodeMeter License Central 3.0, and see live how Nested Product Items are configured and used in licenses. Learn how the resulting licenses are displayed and how this configuration affects the borrowing and use of the licenses.

During this one-hour live session together, we will delve into:

  • Use cases for Nested Product Items
  • Technical implementation
  • Differences between bundles and Nested Product Items
  • Borrowing and using transferred licenses
  • Demo:
    • Creating an item in CodeMeter License Central
    • Creating and activating a license
    • Borrowing a license with Nested Product Items

Whatever option you choose, make sure the licensing process of your software is accurately designed to protect your intellectual property, boost your revenues, and meet your customers‘ demands.

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A great help for designing your licensing business model to handle software functions separately and deliver scalable packages that grow in features and investment as needed. Meet higher revenue goals and surprise customers with tailored offerings http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2016-11-18_to_bundle_or_to_nest-that_is_the_question.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2016-11-18_to_bundle_or_to_nest-that_is_the_question.mp4 58:35 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems License Management, Software Monetization, Licensing no Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:00:00 +0100
Get your Licenses in Pole Position Ready to create an unbeatable licensing map to revitalize your sales and offer user's convenience? CodeMeter License Central 2.20 increases your productivity and reduces the time impact of your operations. All international surveys about software monetization agree on one thing: static or perpetual licensing models belong to the past. A strategic and proactive approach to licensing revitalizes software publishers’ sales and offers the convenience that users have come to expect.CodeMeter License Central 2.20 is a powerful answer to the question of high productivity / low time impact, and features three new license management highlights:

  • The configuration of transferable licenses for unrivaled ease of use
  • The bundling of products for a simplified management of modular licenses
  • A beautiful redesign of WebDepot and Gateway for license activation by the user

Topics

Transferrable licenses offer your users the option to temporarily borrow a license from a license server to their computer. The license can then be used online or offline. For the entire duration of the borrowing, the license becomes unavailable on the license server. We are going to show you the complete license lifecycle of a transferrable license, from its creation as a ticket in CodeMeter License Central to its delivery and use on the license server.

With Product Bundles, you can easily set up different product configurations and test them right away in the market. A bundle can be assigned to existing products or can be a product that includes a number of modules in itself. You can specify whether modules belong to a bundle simply by ticking and unticking them.

WebDepot and Gateway are both available as the interfaces for an online activation process and play an essential role for user’s convenience. We need to distinguish between two separate types of error messages: those that the users can deal with themselves, and internal errors. We will demonstrate how you can effectively detect and fix internal configuration errors, and how you can enable additional features, like the activation of multiple licenses, with just one request.

  • License transfer
    • Configuration of transferrable licenses
    • Activation on a license server (online / offline)
    • End-to-end transfer by the user
  • Product Bundles
    • The selling of modular products made easy
    • Configuration of Product Bundles
    • Activation of Product Bundles
  • The new version of Gateways / WebDepot
    • Error handling on the user’s or the vendor’s side
    • Activation of several tickets in one single request
    • Download the correct LIF file

A license management system should be as flexible as the license models you want to provide to your customers. Consider leveling up your offerings to keep up and outperform your clients’ expectations.

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Ready to create an unbeatable licensing map to revitalize your sales and offer user's convenience? CodeMeter License Central 2.20 increases your productivity and reduces the time impact of your operations. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2016-06-23_22_get_your_licenses_in_pole_position.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2016-06-23_22_get_your_licenses_in_pole_position.mp4 1:03:24 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems no Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:00:00 +0100
Enhancing license management with Salesforce New insights for ISVs that are already using Salesforce, the undisputed #1 cloud-based CRM, or are evaluating this platform. Over the last 15 years, Salesforce's market strength has grown exponentially to become the world's #1 CRM. Companies of all sizes and operating in any industry have migrated their sales-, service-, marketing-, and community-related databases to the cloud.Moreover, several ISVs are making a special use of Salesforce; they also associate the software licenses they create with their customers through this powerful platform.What is the missing piece of this puzzle, that can expedite the license deployment even further?CodeMeter License Central, a database-derived license entitlement application, automates the process of creating, delivering, and managing licenses for software and digital content. And the good news is it can be connected to Salesforce in just a few easy steps. The demonstration is structured in two segments. In Part One we will show how to create a license with Salesforce. Then the user activates the license, and the information about the activation is transmitted back to Salesforce. You will be able to observe the process from both sides: that of the vendor that creates and delivers the license, and that of the user who activates it. In Part Two, now that you have seen the effectiveness of the comprehensive solution as a whole, we will step backwards and show you how to connect Salesforce and CodeMeter License Central.In particular, in this podcast we will navigate through the following specific topics:

Part One: Combined use of the two systems

  • From the ISV's perspective:
    • How to generate a project with Salesforce assets
    • How to transfer a project to CodeMeter License Central
  • From the user's perspective:
    • How to activate the license using WebDepot
    • How to activate the license using the Software Activation Wizard
  • From the ISV's perspective
    • How to transmit the activation to Salesforce
    • How to get a complete overview of all activations in Salesforce
    • How to edit a project

Part Two: Integration of the two systems

  • How to generate CodeMeter License Central items for Salesforce assets
  • How to integrate CodeMeter License Central into Salesforce

It's time to boost Salesforce with a streamlined license deployment. 3-2-1, done!

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New insights for ISVs that are already using Salesforce, the undisputed #1 cloud-based CRM, or are evaluating this platform. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_15_salesforce.m4v http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_15_salesforce.m4v 1:03:33 team@wibu.com (WIBU-SYSTEMS AG) WIBU-SYSTEMS AG no Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0100
Digital Commerce - Your license around the globe In cooperation with Avangate, Wibu-Systems has fully streamlined its protection and licensing technologies with one of the leading cloud commerce solutions. One day you were particularly inspired and developed a unique software application.

Then you decided that, before promoting your new application, you should first protect it, and you chose CodeMeter from Wibu-Systems. That was a brilliant idea because with AxProtector you enjoy a fully automatic path to robust security in the blink of an eye.

Next, you planned the features of all the various license models you will be selling and CodeMeter License Central proved an exemplary choice to create and manage your licenses in a flexible fashion.But now? How do you reach the millions of potential customers around the globe and be sure you have a powerful system that takes care of the license deployment and simultaneously automate billings and renewals, and optimize your commerce operations 24/7?Ready to be part of the New Economy? We open the doors for youIn cooperation with Avangate, the leading cloud commerce provider for online software businesses and cloud companies, Wibu-Systems has fully streamlined its protection and licensing technologies with Avangate's digital commerce solutions. Now you can enjoy a complete framework from concept design to global outreach, increase your sales, go live in days, and accept global payments – a winning monetization platform to attract more customers to you.During the presentation “Digital Commerce – Your licenses around the globe”, we will lead you through all the necessary steps, from protecting your application and defining license models with CodeMeter, to the management of your selling process in the Avangate shop system.We will demonstrate live a real-world working example that you can easily replicate. You will learn:

  • how to protect your software in just five minutes with CodeMeter AxProtector
  • how to select and configure your licenses with CodeMeter License Central Internet Edition
  • how to set up your Avangate shop
  • how to connect this shop with CodeMeter License Central Internet Edition
  • how to distribute licenses via the cloud
  • how the customer's experience of an activation will look
  • how to customize the process and the graphic user's interface

No more excuses. You have all the advantages at once.Technically, no programming is necessary: the connector we have developed between CodeMeter License Central Internet Edition and the Avangate ecommerce shop will let you easily navigate from one solution to the other. You can target any channel, any license model, and any market.

Invest in fostering your revenue growth. Do your homework once, and sell repeatedly through a secure, comprehensive, and convenient infrastructure.

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In cooperation with Avangate, Wibu-Systems has fully streamlined its protection and licensing technologies with one of the leading cloud commerce solutions. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_11_your_licenses_around_the_globe.m4v http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_11_your_licenses_around_the_globe.m4v 46:13 team@wibu.com (WIBU-SYSTEMS AG) WIBU-SYSTEMS AG no Wed, 21 May 2014 16:00:00 +0200