After three years of productive work with the Universities of Darmstadt and Offenburg, CloudProtect was unveiled to show how tough software protections could be integrated in a cloud environment. Using Intel’s SGX enclaves as the safe spaces in which the essential cryptographic work is handled, CloudProtect can keep cloud-based applications secure wherever their users may be.
Part of the European AI-NET initiative that explores the nature and challenges of tomorrow’s communication infrastructures, the ANTILLAS project headed by Creonic / Nokia is developing the fundamental components for communication in critical fields like industry or autonomous vehicles. Wibu-Systems is contributing its security expertise in the form of secure hardware elements to provide cryptographic protections against tampering.
Wibu-Systems moves into its new home on the company’s campus in Karlsruhe, a masterpiece in tasteful and clever architectural design, smart engineering, and proactive community-building, with a commitment to a positive ecological footprint, an eye for contemporary office design and new work practices, innovative approaches used for its modern R&D and production facilities “made in Germany”, and the unique House of IT Security right next doors.
Located right next to the new company headquarters in Karlsruhe, the IT Security Club opens its doors in the dedicated House of IT Security. With its exceptional facilities, top-class infrastructure, and a dedicated innovation manager to help members secure funding and raise the profile of their R&D ventures, the club offers a range of membership options for access to its exclusive co-working spaces and vibrant community of IT security professionals.
Wibu-Systems also opens new offices in the historic center of Stockholm to accommodate its team for the Nordic and Baltic markets. With their tech-positive spirit, its many digital businesses, and its forward-thinking industry, the region is a perfect match for both Wibu-Systems’ products and services and the company’s commitment to innovation.
Wibu-Systems maintains its reputation as a top innovator by winning the German Innovation Award for its novel CmCloudContainers, the newest addition alongside CmDongles and CmActLicenses to the versatile license container range offered by the company. With exceptional portability, a level of protection to rival the hardware CmDongles, and an innovative user-based binding system, the new containers are the perfect complement for Wibu-Systems’ new cloud products and services.
ProCloud3D is a groundbreaking research project co-hosted by some of the premier academic institutions in Germany and China, and now includes Wibu-Systems’ expertise with data security in industrial applications. For its vision of smarter, connected manufacturing services in additive manufacturing – 3D printing on an industrial scale – ProCloud3D intends to create such a platform, made possible with Wibu-Systems’ technology for protecting and managing the flow of secure digital assets, from the original product designs to customer billing information.
After the successful conclusion of the original IUNO project, Germany’s national reference project for cyber-security in Industrie 4.0, in 2018, Wibu-Systems is back to lead IUNO2PAKT, a new iteration working to reinforce the security and resilience of the modern industrial landscape. Wibu-Systems contributes its novel CodeMeter Certificate Vault technology to facilitate the use of certificates as a currency of trust in machine communication. Designed to work with the OPC UA stacks used extensively in industrial automation and adding the versatility of CodeMeter’s choice of containers for certificates, the approach promises to add the necessary ease-of-use and reliable security that certificates need to realize their full potential for the connected industry of tomorrow.
Joining the high-profile SiEvEI 4.0 consortium spearheaded by Siemens AG, Wibu-Systems contributes its expertise to the development and introduction of a strong hardware and software chain of trust (COT) that is needed to guarantee the agility and responsiveness promised by the vision of smart factories and Industry 4.0. With Wibu-Systems’ expertise in the field of secure smart items and certificate management, the SiEvEI 4.0 project is expanding the potential of the existing technology to provide AI-powered, holistic protection, monitoring, and management capabilities for smart manufacturing systems.
Coinciding with Wibu-Systems’ own construction projects for the erection of its next headquarters and the House of IT Security, the DigiFab4KMU project is taking recent advances in computer-aided planning and construction as well as building information management (BIM) to a new level with an integrated virtualization system that brings the idea of digital twins from the industrial automation world to the field of construction and building management. Wibu-Systems benefits from the system as one of its pioneering users and brings its own experiences and insights to the table for the design of optimized Industry-4.0-standard processes in industrial construction.
To expand its worldwide presence, Wibu-Systems has opened a new wholly owned daughter company, WIBU-SYSTEMS K.K., in Tokyo, Japan, which adds to the existing subsidiaries in Europe, U.S., and the Asia-Pacific region. The new Far Eastern stronghold is going to provide dedicated expertise to local software-powered businesses and intelligent device manufacturers.
After three years of collaborative research between its 21 members, the IUNO project (the German national reference project for cyber-security in Industrie 4.0) has delivered innovative use cases. In particular, Wibu-Systems took part in three live demonstrations: a secure and cloud-based technology data marketplace with TRUMPF, the hardening of Balluff’s OPC UA reader with a CodeMeter secure element, and IP protection and licensing with an Infineon TPM.
Oliver Winzenried was chosen as one of the “Managers of the Year 2018” in the “Pioneers & Innovators“ category in a survey of more than 7,000 readers of Markt&Technik, the German weekly electronics magazine. At the award ceremony, he announced the forthcoming opening of the House of IT Security in Karlsruhe, Germany, which will gather other enterprises, start-ups, and researchers in the pursuit of greater technological goals.