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 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:18:16 +0200 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 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
Licensing Craves the Cloud CodeMeter License Central and its CodeMeter Cloud Lite extension provide a simple and streamlined way to use licenses directly in the cloud. The cloud has found its way into our daily lives. This starts in the private sphere with music streaming services and has now reached IoT devices that load your machine handbooks into the cloud in a secure and authenticated fashion. The same also applies to software licensing and digital content: unimaginable without the cloud.

With CodeMeter License Central, Wibu-Systems has for many years been offering a solution for distributing licenses simply and securely across the cloud. But CodeMeter License Central has even more to offer: With automatic extensions, time restrictions, and license returns, CodeMeter License Central is the most versatile kit for cloud licensing in the market. In addition to licensing, CodeMeter License Central and its CodeMeter Cloud Lite extension provide a simple and streamlined way to use licenses directly in the cloud.

During this session, we will examine three different cloud licensing projects centered around CodeMeter License Central:

Project #1: User License on Two Devices

The software is a Windows-based application that runs on the local PC of a user. The user installs the software on two separate devices. Both installations are connected to the same vendor‘s user account. The software works offline without any time limitation.

Should the user want to use the software on a third device, he should first deactivate the license on one of the existing devices. If the device is offline at the time of license deactivation, the license will be automatically deleted as soon as an internet connection is established.

Project #2: Online License Request for Service Technicians

A service technician uses a locally installed software. At every start of the application, the software checks for the license in the cloud and extends the license in the local cache by 30 days. If the service technician is offline, the license is still running for 30 days. If the technician stays offline for more than 30 days, the license stops running from day 31.

A license administrator can assign new licenses and thus new entitlements to the service technician via a dashboard in the cloud. These will be updated automatically the next time the software is started.

Project #3: Mixed On-Premise / Cloud Licenses

A vendor offers both on-premise software and SaaS services. Both can be provided with the same licensing technology, since CodeMeter License Central is already integrated with SAP for the creation of on-premise licenses. SAP handles on-premise and cloud licenses in the exact same way; it is CodeMeter License Central that decides how the license is used.

Join us for this webinar to learn about the requirements and the implementation techniques that will allow you to create effective and customized cloud licensing projects.

During the class, we will cover several interesting aspects of cloud licensing that are currently available:

  • Foundations of CodeMeter License Central
  • CodeMeter licenses in LAN, WAN, and the cloud
  • Simple licensing with CodeMeter Cloud Lite
  • Real-life projects from the field
    • User license on two devices
    • Online license request for service technician
    • Mixed on-premise and cloud licenses
  • Overview of possible additional developments with CodeMeter cloud licensing
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CodeMeter License Central and its CodeMeter Cloud Lite extension provide a simple and streamlined way to use licenses directly in the cloud. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2017-05-16_licensing_craves_the_cloud.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2017-05-16_licensing_craves_the_cloud.mp4 1:00:54 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems Cloud licensing, Cloud Security, License Management no Mon, 08 May 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
Perfecting the Art of Unmasking the Hackers In order to prevent a hacking attack, you need to think like a hacker and go beyond textbook cryptography. Planting perfectly crafted mines in the code is the ultimate means to vanquish perpetrators. Textbook cryptography can work in many cases, such as email encryption. But for software protection, theory is not enough – why is that? The author of an email is self-motivated (or not) to preserve the secrecy of his message. By contrast, the user of a software application is mostly interested in the application working seamlessly. Having a properly protected application or preserving security measures are far from his top priority. He is not above deception and disguise if it means fiddling with the system in order to reach his purpose: perfect convenience for himself as the user in the best case, piracy in less honorable cases.

In this context, the use of traps, especially in connection with an irreversible locking of the cryptographic key, proves extremely effective. You may be familiar with spy movies, where devices self-destruct after delivering a message. In software protection, the destruction sequence starts when a trap is triggered. Typically, an end customer uses the software without realizing that traps are even present. A hacker, instead, will trigger them in his attempt to reverse engineer the software.

This masterclass is going to classify the attack methods used by hackers and explore effective ways to safeguard ISVs against them. After outlining the concepts, we will give a live demonstration of  how to integrate traps in your application. With AxProtector .NET, integration is carried out automatically for you. If you prefer pulling the strings yourself or if you are dealing with a native application to protect, AxProtector .NET or AxProtector provide all the necessary freedom. During our time together, we will see both the manual and the automatic options.

Here are the main topics we are going to delve into:

  • Typical attack methods of hackers
    • Dynamic code analysis
    • Static code analysis
  • The concept of traps
    • Definition of traps
    • Secret messages to the dongle
    • How traps are triggered
  • Integration in .NET applications
    • Fully automated with AxProtector .NET
    • Manually in the source code
  • Integration in a native Windows application
    • Manually in the source code
    • Simulated triggering of a lock

Make the hackers’ mission impossible: Plant perfectly crafted mines in the code, and let them work for you.

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In order to prevent a hacking attack, you need to think like a hacker and go beyond textbook cryptography. Planting perfectly crafted mines in the code is the ultimate means to vanquish perpetrators. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2016-11-04_perfecting_the_art_of_unmasking_the_hackers.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2016-11-04_perfecting_the_art_of_unmasking_the_hackers.mp4 1:04:36 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems Hacker, Protection, Software no Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0200
The License Portal – A Golden Pot of Opportunities The license portal is the turning point of the entire license lifecycle management system, as it couples expectations and requirements of end users and ISVs. 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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The license portal is the turning point of the entire license lifecycle management system, as it couples expectations and requirements of end users and ISVs. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2016-10-05_the_license_portal__a_golden_pot_of_opportunities.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2016-10-05_the_license_portal__a_golden_pot_of_opportunities.mp4 1:01:16 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems License Management, Software Monetization, Licensing no Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:00:00 +0200
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
End-to-End License Transfer License deployment can take many different forms depending on environmental circumstances. It can be as straightforward as an activation on the license server for the networked users to use and monitor their license immediately. For many years, customers have been enjoying licensing from their server networks. Users can employ their licenses effectively and manage and analyze their use. Software publishers follow a simple deployment process: licenses are activated on a license server and can then immediately be used on networked computers. However, there are cases where a single license on a local computer or in a local dongle would be a better solution; for example, when the software is used on a construction site and the user has no VPN connection to the license server. A mobile license is also ideal when the user wants to continue editing a current project from his home office.

Wouldn‘t it be fantastic if the user could perform this conversion and transfer licenses by himself?

Join us for our next masterclass on End-to-End License Transfer to learn how we have streamlined the complete end-to-end process.

CodeMeter License Transfer offers more than just license borrowing. It combines a permanent end-to-end license transfer solution with traditional license borrowing from a network server. A permanent license transfer makes activating licenses easier on machines and devices that are still not connected to the Internet. In such cases, licenses can be carried manually by the service technician to the machine by means of a CmDongle.

License borrowing from a network server with CodeMeter License Transfer could not be easier. The user selects the license and clicks “Borrow”. The borrowable license is configured straightaway. Even changing licenses on the license server while licenses are borrowed becomes possible with CodeMeter. In the event that the user is outside the network, the administrator can also borrow the license offline for him. The borrowing period can be determined by the user for any duration between one second and a maximum value defined by the software publisher. After expiration, the borrowed license automatically becomes available again on the license server. A premature return or renewal is also possible at any time.

During this free 60-minute event, you will be able to learn about:

  • CodeMeter License Transfer
    • End-to-end license transfer
    • License borrowing in the network
    • Returning borrowed licenses
  • Options for license borrowing
    • Permitted target containers (CmDongle or computer-bound CmActLicense)
    • Authorization of end-to-end license transfer
    • Maximum borrowable time
  • Borrowing and moving modular licenses
    • Nested Product Items
  • Online and offline transfer of licenses
  • License updates by the manufacturer
  • Comparing moved licenses with CodeMeter License Central

Even though the Internet makes life easier in so many ways, there is no reason why users who are not connected to it should be put at a disadvantage. The new CodeMeter License Transfer facilitates license re-assignment in all possible environments.

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License deployment can take many different forms depending on environmental circumstances. It can be as straightforward as an activation on the license server for the networked users to use and monitor their license immediately. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-11-05_21_end-to-end-transfer.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-11-05_21_end-to-end-transfer.mp4 1:09:28 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems no Wed, 04 Nov 2015 18:00:00 +0100
Demystifying Industrial Security The Industrial Internet is a massive game changer with its commercial value estimated at $33 trillion. Ruggedized environments are often characterized by substantial swings in temperature, humidity, and vibrations. The Industrial Internet is a massive game changer with its commercial value estimated at $33 trillion. Not only is it expected to give a strong boost in confidence to global GDP, increase performance even in customized production, and introduce a more sustainable manufacturing model, but it is also a remarkable accelerator of technological innovation. To be part of this evolution, OEMs need to implement guidelines that will reshape workflows and help them boost productivity. Security aspects are particularly relevant as they represent the keystone of the new connected infrastructure.

Over the recent years, Wibu-Systems has hardened CodeMeter®, its own protection, licensing, and security technology, to withstand ruggedized environments. Unlike the office world, many sectors of industry have special requirements, often characterized by substantial swings in temperature, humidity, and vibrations. This implies a complete redesign of the hardware secure elements where machine code is encrypted, login credentials stored, and licenses saved.

Among the many components that were carefully picked and subjected to extensive tests, the flash memory is one of the most critical ones. Our trusted solution partner Swissbit will cohost a webinar with us to shed light on the elements that should guide intelligent device manufacturers in their choice of reliable and fail-safe embedded memory.

During this free 60-minute event, you will be able to learn about:

  • Security threats that undermine connected industry
  • Pros and cons of industrial storage solutions
  • Fundamentals of flash memory NAND technology
  • Product highlights of Swissbit memory components
  • Benefits of adding security to a memory component
  • Available solutions for IP and integrity protection
  • Use cases for combining storage and security
  • Examples of an integration process workflow

Safeguard your knowledge with an all-round solution tailored to meet the needs of the most demanding market segments, including industrial, automation, automotive, networking and telecommunications, healthcare and life science, and defense.

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The Industrial Internet is a massive game changer with its commercial value estimated at $33 trillion. Ruggedized environments are often characterized by substantial swings in temperature, humidity, and vibrations. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-10-12_20_demystifying_ind_sec.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-10-12_20_demystifying_ind_sec.mp4 1:07:18 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems no Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:00:00 +0200
Lean License Management via SAP The integration of CodeMeter License Central with SAP, the world champion business suite, offers a significant advancement in back office performance. License lifecycle management and entitlement are incorporated within the existing workflow. Since its inception in 1972, SAP has grown its global market dominance relentlessly. The latest version goes far beyond the standard paradigms of an ERP system and includes an entire business suite ready for the digital economy. Gone are the days when isolated software packages were handling different back office processes. Today, analytics, CRM, data management, ERP, financial management, HR, product lifecycle management, and supply chain management are tied in one unique modular platform.

This makes the integration of CodeMeter License Central with SAP even more relevant; with their capabilities combined, the two products provide greater convenience for users across the global community. CodeMeter License Central is Wibu-Systems’ database-derived license entitlement application for the automatic creation, delivery, and management of software licenses. Available in multiple languages, the product has become a reference standard for license lifecycle management.

For years, it has already been possible to integrate CodeMeter License Central with SAP using an SOAP interface. The specific development and consulting skills in SAP designs of Informatics have helped us make the integration process even more sophisticated. The workflow in short: an order is created in SAP. If it includes a license-based software product, the order is sent to CodeMeter License Central via SAP, and the operator receives an activation code. After the successful activation of the license by the end user, CodeMeter License Central returns the activation data to SAP. With a simple look at the SAP dashboard, the operator can verify the status of the licenses at any time.

Join Wibu-Systems and our solution partner Informatics for our next webinar:

During the one-hour live event, we will alternate between theory and practice and cover:

  • Fundamentals of CodeMeter License Central
  • SOAP interface for SAP
  • Integration in SAP
  • License entitlement in SAP
  • License activation in the License Portal
  • License lifecycle management in SAP
  • Examples of an integration process workflow

If you are using SAP, you must not miss this event. Reserve your seat and see how this turnkey solution can bring cost effectiveness and convenience of implementation, expediting and simplifying your back office procedures

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The integration of CodeMeter License Central with SAP, the world champion business suite, offers a significant advancement in back office performance. License lifecycle management and entitlement are incorporated within the existing workflow. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-09-22_19_lean_license_management_via_sap.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-09-22_19_lean_license_management_via_sap.mp4 1:05:00 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems no Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:00:00 +0200
High Availability for License Creation The choice for the most convenient, secure and performing hosting solution is one not to underestimate, both in terms of setup, operation and maintenance. Wibu-Systems offers a wide array of competitive hosting services for your CodeMeter License Central Online banking and online brokerage are two of the most security-critical applications on the Internet. The servers for these applications are usually double redundant and located in secure data centers, in accordance with business disaster recovery plans. The operating costs account for several hundred thousand euros per year. This contrasts with the hosting of websites, which is offered at affordable rates by Amazon, United Internet, Microsoft Azure and other service providers, or can even be done independently on one’s own computer. The operation of CodeMeter License Central is comparable with neither online banking nor with website hosting. Taking into account security requirements, efforts and costs associated with the setup and maintenance, CodeMeter License Central situates in the middle of such extremes.

During this one-hour webinar, we show all the different options we make available for the hosting of your CodeMeter License Central with our Wibu Operating Services (WOPS), from the simple and cost-effective Datacenter Edition to the High Performance and High Availability services.We will specifically cover the following main themes:

  • Overview of the available packages:
    • Datacenter Edition
    • Dedicated Server
    • High Performance Edition
    • High Availability Package
  • Security requirements:
    • DMZ and security area in the Wibu-Systems data center
    • Security monitoring
    • Available access options and access protection measures
  • Hosting or operation, what is the difference?
    • Hardware components and overall infrastructure
    • System updates
    • Application updates
    • Application maintenance
    • Availability monitoring
  • Service Level
    • Basic availability

Even if hosting CodeMeter License Central at your facilities seems to be the best option, understanding your complete risk landscape is paramount. That’s why we recommend that you should evaluate all the possible alternatives. Wibu-Systems is proud to offer a competitive set of packages you can easily access remotely, knowing that they will benefit from the latest CodeMeter License Central updates, security patches and features.In a time when business resilience has leapt to the forefront, Wibu-Systems helps you protect your business profitability.

 

 

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The choice for the most convenient, secure and performing hosting solution is one not to underestimate, both in terms of setup, operation and maintenance. Wibu-Systems offers a wide array of competitive hosting services for your CodeMeter License Central http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-04-15_16_wops_en.mp4 http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-04-15_16_wops_en.mp4 51:15 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems Hosting, Licensing, Managing no Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:00:00 +0200
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
A guided protection system for Java applications AxProtector Java is an essential encryption component of CodeMeter. Unlike the traditional AxProtector, AxProtector Java makes use of special techniques tailored for this language that encrypt the intermediate code. Currently Java is installed on 97% of enterprise desktops: this is an impressive rate that makes Java the number one choice for software developers. This exponential success is due not only to its development simplicity and fast execution, but mainly to the heterogeneous computing platforms supported, which results in its extreme portability. In a server environment, Java has no rival. Java application servers handle connections to the database on one side, and, often, connections to the Web client on the other.

All these factors, however, make Java a preferred target for hacking. In particular, reverse engineering is the primary source of attack. Unlike native applications, Java does not generate machine code, but rather an intermediate code, which is executed in a Java Runtime. This intermediate code is simple enough to be reconverted back to source code. Since existing copy protection and licensing mechanisms are quickly removable, implementation details and trade secrets become an easy prey for unauthorized third parties.

AxProtector Java protects and licenses desktop applications, application servers and Eclipse Plugins. Just like Java, AxProtector Java is available for multiple platforms: Windows, Linux, OS X and Android.

This presentation introduces some of the basic protection technologies for Java, and compares them to the superior qualities of AxProtector Java. Once the application is secure, licensing suffers from no risk either, and CodeMeter seamlessly provides a flexible licensing system as well.

During this hour together, we will specifically go through:

  • An overview of protection technologies for Java applications
  • AProtector Java fundamentals
  • Options for AxProtetcor Java
  • Protection at class and method levels
  • A quick introduction to licensing Java applications

AxProtector Java is your guided protection system that will lead your way to prosperous licensing revenues for your Java application.

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AxProtector Java is an essential encryption component of CodeMeter. Unlike the traditional AxProtector, AxProtector Java makes use of special techniques tailored for this language that encrypt the intermediate code. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_13_a-guided-protection-system-for-java-applications.m4v http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_13_a-guided-protection-system-for-java-applications.m4v 51:57 team@wibu.com (WIBU-SYSTEMS AG) WIBU-SYSTEMS AG no Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0200
Your driving license to expert cryptography AxProtector is definitely your primary choice: it provides automatic protection tools, it is extremely secure, and the fastest encryption solution. Few successful software applications don't use cryptographic methods as they protect code and data from predatory attacks.By analogy, applying cryptography is like driving a car. Just as you first have to learn what all the controls are for before you can go zipping down the interstate, first you must become familiar with basic cryptographic methods. And just like yesterday's trendy car is no longer in vogue today, obsolescence in security is accelerating.

There isn't much you can do to slow down technological evolution, but as a software developer, you can ensure that a primary responsibility is to use cryptography properly and safely.CodeMeter offers a wide range of cryptographic methods and harnesses Wibu-Systems' vast experience and knowledge. Nevertheless, even great technologies like CodeMeter may fail  if they have been implemented poorly or without the necessary safety precautions.

Ready to enroll for a new driving license in cryptography?

The presentation provides an overview of the available cryptographic methods in CodeMeter API.

An essential key point is the secure storage of private and secret keys; the first question you should ask yourself is where you should be storing your licenses. CmDongle, the hardware-based protection vessel, offers an impenetrable fortress. CmActLicense, the software-based container, is available with a unique and proprietary technology, SmartBind. The private and secret keys are stored in an encrypted license file whose key is the fingerprint of the specific PC to which the license file is bound.

How to operate encryption is your second important decision; that should depend on the kind of application you have developed and the threat scenario you are going to face in your business model.Finally, there are many cool facts: did you know that in Counter Mode (CTR), encryption with AES is really just about XOR? For example, consider a database field with a Boolean value. A simple encryption with AES returns exactly two possible encrypted values. This means that an attacker would actually be able to derive the unencrypted value for all records by knowing just one record

During this presentation, we will discuss:

  • HASH functions
    • SHA 256
  • Symmetric encryption
    • AES 128
    • Direct encryption in CmContainer
    • Indirect encryption
    • Encryption without CmContainer
    • Selection of the most appropriate operating mode
  • Asymmetric encryption
    • ECC 224
    • RSA 2048

This is where our journey begins: we’ll show you practical examples about how to implement CodeMeter in ways that allow it to protect your software today and tomorrow.

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AxProtector is definitely your primary choice: it provides automatic protection tools, it is extremely secure, and the fastest encryption solution. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_12_your-driving-license-to-expert-cryptography.m4v http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_12_your-driving-license-to-expert-cryptography.m4v 1:13:58 team@wibu.com (WIBU-SYSTEMS AG) WIBU-SYSTEMS AG no Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0200
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
Masterful customization of your license activation process With Wibu-Systems CodeMeter License Central and Web Depot you can be the true architect of your license management system. Defining the strategy for a software licensing management is paramount to enable new business models, accelerate the growth of your company, and keep up with new technologies, trends and customer's expectations. But, after the planning, comes the translation of the blueprint into practice. One of the many steps you'll have to face is software activation, a process which is becoming increasingly connected to online methodologies. From the perspective of an ISV, the key success factors of an online license activation system can be summarized as:

  • Ease of use
  • Smart interface
  • Reliability
  • Low cost of ownership

So why some software publishers hesitate or stumble? The reasons are many and usually related to cumbersome platforms that are crystallized in their nature. Wibu-Systems is listening to its customers and has embraced a product design characterized by lean and flexible operations. This includes crucial phases like license activation and license management integration within the business processes of your company.With CodeMeter License Central and Web Depot from Wibu-Systems, you can be the true architect of your license system and unleash your creativity.

During this presentation you will learn how to:

  • Easily implement an online license activation system, availing yourself of an Activation Wizard integrated in your application
  • Alternatively opt for an online license activation system relying on WebDepot
  • Or conveniently choose an hybrid solution that combines online and offline license activation, and that is still based on Web Depot

In addition you will be explained how to:

  • Setup the customization options that will allow you to bend the solution to your needs
  • Introduce adaptations to the graphic user interface so that it guarantees continuity with the look and feel of your brand Incorporate advanced functionalities, like License Overview and Trial Versions
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With Wibu-Systems CodeMeter License Central and Web Depot you can be the true architect of your license management system. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_08_masterful_customization_of_your_license_activation_process.m4v http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_08_masterful_customization_of_your_license_activation_process.m4v 1:04:11 team@wibu.com (WIBU-SYSTEMS AG) WIBU-SYSTEMS AG no Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:00:00 +0100
A professional approach to data security in the cloud With Wibu-Systems CodeMeter you can have an heterogeneous framework where licenses are stored on hardware devices, secure files or in the cloud. Data don't lie. Cloud-based computing is ramping up in every day usage and encounters a wide spread acceptance.There are actually several factors that determine the success of SaaS, IaaS and PaaS, all connected to business enablement:

  • Platform independence
  • Price competitiveness, especially in times of cost optimization
  • Technological innovation
  • Greater implementation agility in a complete license lifecycle management

Whether you have already embraced this revolution and are considering moving forward to a private cloud, or you are an early adopter that is going to gradually transition from on-premise to cloud-based solutions, hacking attempts are likely to knock on your door. Do you have the expertise to recognize them in time, and possibly prevent them before they affect the security of your data and that of your customers?

Wibu-Systems is ready to reveal a number of frequent scenarios software publishers might find themselves in. From an analytical perspective but in a simple language we will navigate you from theory to practice through:

  • The most common reasons that drive hacking
  • The architectural weaknesses of a cloud system
  • The security measures you should be sure to put in place

The professional services from Wibu-Systems will assist you in assessing your requirements and specifications, with special attention to the security aspect of your cloud-based solution.

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With Wibu-Systems CodeMeter you can have an heterogeneous framework where licenses are stored on hardware devices, secure files or in the cloud. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_07_data-securtiy-in-the-cloud.m4v http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_07_data-securtiy-in-the-cloud.m4v 1:10:50 team@wibu.com (WIBU-SYSTEMS AG) WIBU-SYSTEMS AG no Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:00:00 +0100
Customer centric view of best practices in software monetization Software monetization is the key strategy to grow your top line revenues while controlling bottom line costs. The 3 S’s of Wibu-Systems unveiled: seamless, secure and scalable technology. Software Monetization is the capability to effectively maximize your software revenue by meeting market demands. As such, it is the combination of entitlement management and piracy prevention. The entitlement management is the foundation upon which license management is built. It includes in fact the definition of software SKUs, the definition and the enforcement of license policies, backoffice functions, like license generation, tracking and transaction management, as well as usability functions, like the transfer or the upgrade of licenses, usage auditing and more.

This webinar is loaded with new perspectives from Frost & Sullivan Industry Analysts for the growth of your business. Software monetization is the key strategy to grow your top line revenues while controlling bottom line costs. The 3 S’s of Wibu-Systems unveiled: seamless, secure and scalable technology. Real business usages you can apply to increase the strength of your application and multiply licensing models.

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Software monetization is the key strategy to grow your top line revenues while controlling bottom line costs. The 3 S’s of Wibu-Systems unveiled: seamless, secure and scalable technology. http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_01_customer_centric_view_in_software_monetisation.m4v http://podcast.wibu.com/?name=2015-02-18_01_customer_centric_view_in_software_monetisation.m4v 1:16:56 team@wibu.com (Wibu-Systems) Wibu-Systems no Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:00:00 +0100