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Perfection in Protection, Licensing, and Security

Balancing security and ease of use in the transition to a new software platform

September 2022
27
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Balancing security and ease of use in the transition to a new software platform Many types of strategies can be employed to lengthen the product lifecycle. Businesses can add new features and functionality to reinvigorate an existing product, develop a completely new replacement product, or change business direction ... more

Companies of all size in the crosshairs of product and brand pirates

August 2022
24
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Companies of all size in the crosshairs of product and brand pirates Seventy-two percent of the companies surveyed in the German mechanical and plant engineering sector stated that they were affected by product or brand piracy, with estimated damages amounting to 6.4 billion euros annually. That is one of ... more

Trustworthiness in Operating Industrial Systems

August 2022
17
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Trustworthiness in Operating Industrial Systems In the Fall 2018 issue of the Industry IoT Consortium (IIC)’s Journal of Innovation, I published an article on Trustworthiness in Industrial System Design. The article introduced trustworthiness as an integral part ... more

Securing IP in the Realm of Digital Forensics

July 2022
21
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Securing IP in the Realm of Digital Forensics Digital forensics refers to the process of identifying, extracting, analyzing, and presenting data recovered from digital devices, including computers and associated media, hard drives, optical disks, mobile phones and other handheld ... more

Features-on-Demand: From Insurance to Software

June 2022
29
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Features-on-Demand: From Insurance to Software Only pay for what you need has been the key selling point and differentiator for at least one major insurance provider in the U.S. for the past several years. The benefit to consumers, they say, is that they can tightly ... more

ICS, MedTech, and Certified Software Updates

April 2022
26
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
ICS, MedTech, and Certified Software Updates As commonly known, industrial control systems are used for managing, directing, and regulating the behavior of automated industrial processes. They can be found in most every industry sector, from energy and government facilities to ... more

Windows 11: A smooth ride with CodeMeter

April 2022
18
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Windows 11: A smooth ride with CodeMeter In June 2021, it was leaked that Microsoft would release a successor version of Windows 10. Even though Windows 11 had been on the market since October 2021, this came as a surprise to many, as Microsoft had announced back in 2014 that ... more

Hosting CodeMeter License Central with its own subdomain

March 2022
30
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Hosting CodeMeter License Central with its own subdomain The Internet is definitely not terra incognita for businesses, but even a well-equipped IT team might flinch at the prospect of having to run its own servers and web services. And even when the right people with the right training and ... more

Software Engineers Should Focus on What They Do Best

March 2022
16
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Software Engineers Should Focus on What They Do Best The value of engineering time: That was the essence of an interesting e-book authored by Michelle Boucher, VP of Tech-Clarity, an independent U.S. research firm. The title of the e-book was How to Reduce Non-Value-Added Work in ... more

A Business Success Story Times Two

February 2022
22
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Author: med_wibu-systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
A Business Success Story Times Two
Some things are just meant to be, whether serendipitous or not – even in business. That’s the backstory of the mutually beneficial relationship that developed between Wibu-Systems and Glaser Programmsysteme.
Glaser ... more

A critical mandate for a hybrid workforce: Flexible software licensing

February 2022
15
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
A critical mandate for a hybrid workforce: Flexible software licensing The beginning of a new year is always the time for predictions, particularly in the cyber security field. CIOs, CSOs, and enterprise executives around the globe are scrambling to fortify their infrastructure against the coming wave of ... more

Licensing and Dongles − Still a Perfect Marriage

February 2022
08
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Licensing and Dongles − Still a Perfect Marriage While ISVs and embedded systems engineers transform their businesses with new software licensing strategies, like subscriptions and consumption-based licensing, their ongoing concerns with software piracy, code tampering, reverse ... more

A commitment to business continuity

November 2021
03
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
A commitment to business continuity A dongle shortage?
By now, consumers around the world are well aware of product shortages, from electronics to lumber to consumer necessities, caused by the tumultuous disruptions across global supply chains. Multi-national COVID-19 ... more

E-Commerce and Software Entitlement Management: A digital success story

November 2021
02
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
E-Commerce and Software Entitlement Management: A digital success story Most every brick-and-mortar retailer today is also engaged in e-commerce to offer their customers an alternative to traditional shopping and as a mechanism to generate incremental sales. And as more and more retailers focus on online ... more

Digital Sovereignty goes hand-in-hand with security

October 2021
13
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Digital Sovereignty goes hand-in-hand with security Digital sovereignty – it’s not a new term, but one that is becoming more and more prominent in the daily news cycle. Digital sovereignty refers to the ability to have control over your own digital destiny – the data, ... more

Industrial Control Systems and the Cloud: A Match Made in Heaven

September 2021
02
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Industrial Control Systems and the Cloud: A Match Made in Heaven
Are there any foreseeable boundaries for digital transformation? It doesn’t seem so, as the exponential increase of millions of connected devices and the creative IoT applications that have emerged show no signs of dissipating. ... more

Register now for our webinar on 25 August: Your CODESYS applications protected and licensed

August 2021
23
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Register now for our webinar on 25 August: Your CODESYS applications protected and licensed Over a hundred thousand people are using CODESYS, the development suite for creating the software in the modern PLCs, PACs, and other types of controllers that make today’s connected world function – and you might be one of ... more

Webinar on 25 August: Your CODESYS applications protected and licensed – register now!

August 2021
11
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Webinar on 25 August: Your CODESYS applications protected and licensed – register now! Join our webinar on 25 August 2021 about system and software protection! Learn how to use the CODESYS programming system and Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter technology to put in place just the right protection, authentication, ... more

Trustworthiness for Cyber-Physical Systems

July 2021
28
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Trustworthiness for Cyber-Physical Systems Trustworthiness, and confidence in that trustworthiness, are essential aspects of cyber-physical systems. Inattention to trustworthiness can lead to loss of human life, long-term environmental impacts, interruption of critical ... more

Sophisticated industrial diagnostic tools require sophisticated IP protection tools

July 2021
09
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Sophisticated industrial diagnostic tools require sophisticated IP protection tools Smart factories encompass the digitization of virtually every part of the manufacturing system, employing a host of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, digital twins, and machine learning. With the ... more

Is Your Software Security Scalable?

June 2021
16
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Is Your Software Security Scalable? The ability to scale IT infrastructure and systems to quickly adjust to variable workloads and changing market demands is critical for any size business. Just look at the radical changes companies needed to accommodate the transformative ... more

Getting a Grip on Subscription Licensing

June 2021
08
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Getting a Grip on Subscription Licensing Just recently I was doing some research on the ongoing market shift towards SaaS and subscription software licensing and stumbled upon an old Gartner report that was published in 2008, entitled Gartner’s Top Predictions for IT ... more

Brownfield vs. Greenfield Part 2

May 2021
28
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Brownfield vs. Greenfield Part 2 In my last post, I talked about the pros and cons of Brownfield software development and the key considerations for integrating a licensing and entitlement management system into the process. In this blog post, I’ll focus the ... more

Cyber-Threats in Industrial Network

May 2021
20
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Cyber-Threats in Industrial Network The recent cyber-attack on the Colonial pipeline in the U.S. is a stark reminder of the very real threats that exist to global infrastructure. The pipeline which carries 45% of the U.S. East Coast’s supply of diesel, petrol, and ... more

Brownfield vs. Greenfield Part 1

April 2021
30
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Brownfield vs. Greenfield Part 1 Software development practices typically fall into two categories – Brownfield projects or Greenfield projects – each of which utilizes different tools and requires different strategic approaches. Brownfield software ... more

The Many Shapes and Forms of Software Licensing in the Cloud

March 2021
16
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
The Many Shapes and Forms of Software Licensing in the Cloud More and more ISVs are moving their applications to the cloud vs. deployment over traditional IT infrastructure. The benefits are easily recognizable: high availability, flexibility and scalability on-demand, management automation, and ... more

Enforcing Licensing in Virtual Environments

February 2021
26
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Enforcing Licensing in Virtual Environments Virtualization is now in widespread use amongst the IT community and ISVs need to consider the ramifications of virtual machines on software licensing. Simply defined, a virtual machine is hardware, simulated on a host computer. ... more

Navigating through the grey areas of cloud licensing

February 2021
16
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Navigating through the grey areas of cloud licensing ISVs are facing increasing pressure to deliver SaaS solutions instead of traditional on-premise software applications. Why? Mainly, because they are responding to their customers’ preferences and investigating new business ... more

Bold Predictions and Cybersecurity Go Hand-in-Hand in the IIoT

January 2021
27
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Bold Predictions and Cybersecurity Go Hand-in-Hand in the IIoT Tis the season for bold forecasts by analysts and industry pundits opining on global trends, predicting the “next big thing” and the challenges that lie ahead. Whereas the promise of the IoT and its billions of IoT-connected ... more

Licensing and Protection for new Apple M1 chip-based products

January 2021
15
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Licensing and Protection for new Apple M1 chip-based products macOS developers are heralding the recent launch of Apple’s M1 ARM-based system-on-chip along with Apple’s next generation operating system, Big Sur, that is required to run M1 devices. The miniature silicon based M1 chip ... more

Security Frameworks and Digital Transformation

November 2020
11
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Security Frameworks and Digital Transformation The global phenomenon of digital transformation is dramatically shifting the ways businesses operate, the way they engage with customers, and the way in which they develop and deliver new products to address dynamic market shifts. One of ... more

You cannot afford to compromise on your licensing solution

October 2020
29
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
You cannot afford to compromise on your licensing solution Enterprise cybersecurity experts and experienced software developers are in high demand. Unfortunately, the current high-tech talent pool is insufficient to meet the demand.
A recent blog post published by the RSA Conference notes that ... more

Software, Security and the IIoT

October 2020
13
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Author: med_wibu-systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Software, Security and the IIoT Much has been written in this space and elsewhere about the productivity benefits of Industry 4.0 and the security challenges inherent with Internet-based data acquisition and control of industrial IoT systems. That sentiment was echoed ... more

Enforcing blacklisted licenses

September 2020
29
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Author: med_wibu-systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Enforcing blacklisted licenses
It doesn’t happen often, but it is possible that license containers can be lost, stolen or broken, and when it does occur, the ISV is faced with a dilemma: how to reactivate the license quickly to foster good will with the ... more

Crypto-Agility for Post-Quantum Security

September 2020
22
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Author: med_wibu-systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Crypto-Agility for Post-Quantum Security There is concern by some that quantum computers present an imposing threat to current cryptographic methods designed to keep our critical infrastructure, systems, and data safe. This is particular true in the medical device industry. ... more

6 steps towards digital transformation adoption in industry

August 2020
04
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
6 steps towards digital transformation adoption in industry Disruptive technologies are transforming all industries into digital industries and repositioning them to reap the benefits of Industry 4.0. In the industrial context, digital transformation (DX) is primarily a business objective. ... more

The hidden cost of IP theft

July 2020
22
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
The hidden cost of IP theft Compared with more familiar cyber crimes such as the theft of credit card, consumer health, and other personally identifiable information (PII), IP cyber theft has largely remained in the shadows. That‘s a conclusion that surfaced ... more

Subscription Services Prove Their Resilience

July 2020
08
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Subscription Services Prove Their Resilience The worldwide spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has wreaked havoc on the global economy in an incredibly short period of time. What businesses have been most resilient in sidestepping operational disruptions, supply chain interferences, ... more

Drag and Drop Digital File Security

July 2020
01
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Author: med_wibu-systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Drag and Drop Digital File Security Companies today are scrambling to implement the enabling technologies required to support a growingly remote workforce efficiently and cost-effectively. Tools for file sharing, virtual collaboration and communication, employee ... more

A reality check for tech-dependent societies

June 2020
22
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Author: med_wibu-systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
A reality check for tech-dependent societies We pride ourselves in our resilience and our ability to think and invent our way out of a crisis. Technological optimism has been one of the engines of modern life, and its promise has often held true in the past. Time and again, ... more

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