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Perfection in Protection, Licensing, and Security

Security-for-Safety in the Rail Transportation World

February 2024
15
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Security-for-Safety in the Rail Transportation World In the global railway ecosystem, rolling stock collisions are the most dramatic and newsworthy accidents and disasters imaginable. While rare, they are also the most lethal to human life, as experienced in recent incidents.
The ... more

Enabling SCADA with an Open Architecture Development Platform and Flexible Licensing

February 2024
06
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Enabling SCADA with an Open Architecture Development Platform and Flexible Licensing Supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) came into play in the 1970’s with the emergence of microprocessors and PLCs as mechanisms to control and monitor automated processes. In the early 2000’s, industrial ... more

License Scalability and Flexibility

January 2024
23
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
License Scalability and Flexibility Software scalability is a key aspect for a sustainable business model that aligns with current needs as well as future potential. With an agile software licensing scheme, organizations can readily enable their workforce to access systems ... more

Software Licensing in 2024: What Lies Ahead?

December 2023
19
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Software Licensing in 2024: What Lies Ahead? As we close out another year full of industry challenges and successes, I am proud to reflect upon our achievements in 2023: Recipient of another prestigious industry award, the launch of a myriad of new ... more

A Christmas Dongle Story

December 2023
13
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
A Christmas Dongle Story In 1989, Wibu-Systems was founded on the premise to deliver innovative technology for the protection and security of digital assets. That premise was realized with WibuKey and embodied in the company’s first dongle, WibuBox/P, ... more

Business Disruption: Time to Consider a New Licensing Model?

November 2023
21
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Business Disruption: Time to Consider a New Licensing Model? Your software business is booming but what happens when unexpectedly your customer’s business spirals out of control? Consider this hypothetical situation: An ISV has developed a software solution that is right on target for a ... more

Making the Case for Hybrid Cloud/On premise Licensing System

October 2023
27
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Making the Case for Hybrid Cloud/On premise Licensing System I recently came across a blog post written in 2014 that today seems quite prophetic. Entitled “Back to the Future: Is Electronic Software Delivery Making a Big Return?,” the article was posted by Jason Edge of Verifone, a ... more

A Peek Inside CodeMeter Certificate Vault

September 2023
25
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
A Peek Inside CodeMeter Certificate Vault Certificates are used to prove the authenticity and identity of users or devices on the Internet, in emails, for machine-to-machine communication, and elsewhere. A commonly used certificate is an X.509 which is an International ... more

Protection Measures for the Smart Industrial Automation World

September 2023
13
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Protection Measures for the Smart Industrial Automation World The security and integrity of mission critical software, particularly software used by governments or for controlling critical infrastructure, is under intense scrutiny for its trustworthiness and the vendor’s ability to mitigate ... more

Easing into the Subscription Licensing Model

September 2023
06
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Easing into the Subscription Licensing Model Subscription software licensing is gaining traction in nearly every business sector from e-commerce models to enterprise business applications to niche vertical software solutions. In IDC’s Worldwide Software Business Model ... more

Self-Attestation – What does it mean for ISVs?

July 2023
31
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Self-Attestation – What does it mean for ISVs? “Advancing progress toward a technology environment where all software products are safe and secure by design is a top priority for the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the broader U.S. government, ... more

An Easy Pill to Swallow for Pharmacists

July 2023
03
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
An Easy Pill to Swallow for Pharmacists All is not well within today’s pharmacist community. Several recent reports have documented the growing pressures brought on by increasing workloads with limited resources, time, and staffing. During the pandemic, for ... more

Which is the Right Dongle for You?

May 2023
23
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Which is the Right Dongle for You? A dongle is a dongle is a dongle – that may have been true many years ago when secure hardware elements were generally available as standard USB sticks. But times have changed, and today, many options and variables make each dongle ... more

State-of-the Union – IoT (in)Security

April 2023
26
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
State-of-the Union – IoT (in)Security The World Economic Forum recently released a new report on the State of the Connected World 2023, a publication that tracks governance gaps related to the Internet of Things (IoT). More than 270 international experts were ... more

Protecting and Licensing the IP Behind the Curtain in the Entertainment Industry

March 2023
30
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Protecting and Licensing the IP Behind the Curtain in the Entertainment Industry The digital media industry has long been a vulnerable target for piracy. The theft of copyrighted music, games, software, videos, films and the like costs the entertainment industry billions of dollars annually. And, looking at recent ... more

Put Embedded Security on the List

February 2023
24
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Put Embedded Security on the List I recently read an article on the “5 embedded system terms IoT admins must know”. The crux of the article was to familiarize IoT device engineers with the various software, hardware, and signal process components that may be ... more

IP Protection and Licensing Go Hand-in-Hand

January 2023
31
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
IP Protection and Licensing Go Hand-in-Hand Most companies, particularly software developers, are mindful of the need to protect their critical IP from theft, counterfeiting, and illegal use. In most cases, the first step is to take the legal approach to applying for trademarks, ... more

Bundling Software Increases Revenues

January 2023
17
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Bundling Software Increases Revenues Bundling is considered to be an effective pricing strategy for zero-margin information goods. However, researchers at the University of Hawaii, argue that these types of goods are prone to piracy and may have a detrimental impact on the ... more

“Child Resistant” – “Tamper Evident” – What’s Next for the Packaging Industry?

December 2022
08
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
“Child Resistant” – “Tamper Evident” – What’s Next for the Packaging Industry? While it is generally accepted that the first modern child-proof lid was invented by a Canadian pediatrician in 1967, there is evidence that ancient Mayans created an interlocking lid back in the fifth century BCE.
Child Resistant
Dr. ... more

Flexibility is the Key for Competitive Software Licensing

December 2022
01
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Flexibility is the Key for Competitive Software Licensing ISVs face a myriad of challenges to retain customers, generate new revenue streams, and improve operational efficiencies to achieve their business objectives. At the same time, they need to keep up with industry trends and be highly ... more

Revolutionizing the Automotive Biz with AM

November 2022
15
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Revolutionizing the Automotive Biz with AM In the past decade, a bright spotlight has been focused on the promise and practical use of 3D printing for general manufacturing operations. The potential advantages are numerous: short run part production and rapid ... more

Which License Model is the Perfect Fit?

November 2022
10
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Which License Model is the Perfect Fit? Consumption-based licensing, subscriptions, features-on-demand, and similar licensing models are opening up new business opportunities for manufacturers across many different markets, all based on creative software delivery strategies. ... more

Time to bring in the licensing experts?

October 2022
13
Author: Wibu-Systems
Company: WIBU-SYSTEMS AG
Time to bring in the licensing experts? Home grown vs. outsourcing – it is a dilemma faced by businesses of all size in most every industry. A metalworking company, for example, may need to decide whether it is more cost-effective to build their own tool to fabricate a ... more

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

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