NEO2022 – Finalist for the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe’s Innovation Prize
Karlsruhe and IT excellence have become synonymous, and TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe, the local industry, academia, and local government group committed to promoting science and innovation in the city, is honoring promising new products, services, and business models in the field of cybersecurity with its popular NEO Innovation Prize. This year’s high-profile shortlist included one familiar name and a local pioneer in the field of cybersecurity: Wibu-Systems made it to the final selection for AxProtector Python, an achievement we consider a sign of appreciation for our successful transition of the popular CodeMeter protection technology into the AI world.
Industrie 4.0 Innovation Award 2022
Ten contenders are vying for this year’s Industrie 4.0 Innovation Award, and Wibu-Systems is part of this exclusive shortlist. Awarded by the VDE Verlag publishing house, together with the ZVEI and the Standardization Council Industrie 4.0, the prize will go to the three most exciting Industry 4.0 innovations at the award ceremony in December 2022. Wibu-System’s hopeful for the prize is CodeMeter, specific for the important role that the technology can play for the protection and monetization of intellectual property in pioneering industries like additive manufacturing. The award ceremony will take place in December 2022.
Lea Mittelstand Prize 2022
WIBU-SYSTEMS AG has a clearly defined purpose: To make lives safer and more secure – in both the digital and the real world. This is why Wibu-Systems has spent the last decade supporting projects of nph Kinderhilfe Lateinamerika, helping make the lives of people in Honduras and Haiti better with long-term initiatives like the provision of reliable and clean drinking water or new earthquake-proof school buildings for the rural population on the Caribbean island with its long story of natural disasters. It is for this commitment that WIBU-SYSTEMS AG has been given the Certificate of Appreciation of the LEA Mittelstandspreis, the corporate social responsibility prize awarded by the catholic and protestant churches and the Ministry of the Economy, Labor, and Tourism of the State of Baden Württemberg.
Best of Industry Award 2022
Hosted by MM MaschinenMarkt, the leading German and international source of news and information for manufacturers published by the Vogel Communications Group, the Best of Industry Award brings together more than 180 hopeful candidates in 23 categories – including Wibu-Systems. Nominated in the additive manufacturing category, CodeMeter’s innovative technology for securing the 3D printing process chain from the original design to the actual print job is a top candidate for the readers’ vote for this year’s award. The award ceremony will take place in December 2022.
Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Businesses 2022
Germany’s fabled Mittelstand, the small to medium-sized enterprises that make up the backbone of the country’s economy and stand for a proud tradition of innovation and industry, is celebrated every year in the Oskar Patzelt Foundation’s “Grand Prix of the Mittelstand”. This year’s nominees for the award include over a thousand SMEs from the state of Baden-Württemberg, all competing for a spot among the finalists, winners and, potentially, the top honor as premier winner – and Wibu-Systems is proud to be nominated along them.
German Innovation Award 2022
GIT Security Award 2023
The annual GIT Security Award is presented each year to the makers of products and top innovations that infuse people’s lives with stronger safety and security solutions – an obvious match for Wibu-Systems’ vision and purpose. CodeMeter was again chosen by the jury for the open vote as a top contender and finalist for the 2023 GIT Security award. This year’s candidate, CodeMeter ASIC, is a tiny, but powerful package made to protect software and digital identities in the systems that make up much of today’s digital industrial and professional infrastructure. Built to work seamlessly with CodeMeter Embedded, the innovative hardware brings the full CodeMeter experience to the embedded world.
Computer&AUTOMATION Product of the Year
Innovation Award 2020
Since 2009, the Innovation Day event hosted by the Italian trade publication Selezione di Elettronica has been crowned by the formal presentation of the Innovation Award. Given to leading innovators in nine categories, this year’s award in the Embedded Systems class has gone to Wibu-Systems for CodeMeter Embedded and its support for the QNX operating system. As BlackBerry’s real-time OS for embedded systems has become a ubiquitous feature of our connected lives, running everything from smart driver assistance systems to medical devices and industrial machinery, the decision to bring CodeMeter protection to the QNX world is a perfect expression of Wibu-Systems’ commitment to excellence in IT security, protection, and licensing for all architectures, ecosystems, and use cases – made possible with the power, interoperability, and clever integration options of the CodeMeter technology.
GIT Security Award 2022
Wibu-Systems is a regular contender for the annual GIT Security Award, presented by a high-profile jury of industry professionals for top innovations in the safety and security field. For the 2022 award, AxProtector Python has been nominated in the category “Safety, IT, and Cyber Security for Industry and Automation” in recognition of the technology’s revolutionary ability to encrypt and protect Python applications in their original code. AxProtector Python brings the whole power and comfort of CodeMeter Protection Suite to the Python world, adding that much-needed layer of security for a language that is increasingly popular in modern advanced IT use cases like AI and machine learning.
German Innovation Award 2021
Wibu-Systems first took the German Innovation Award for its protection and licensing technology in 2021. The jury of the German Design Council was won over by the novel CmCloudContainers, which provide connected CmCloud users with access to their software anytime, from anywhere. CmCloudContainers are the latest member of the CodeMeter licensing container family after the hardware-based CmDongles and the software-based CmActLicenses; with them, software publishers can deliver unparalleled freedom to address the increasingly mobile requirements of their users.
European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2020
The European IT & Software Excellence Awards have been designed to recognize and reward excellence in European software development, IT, and telecoms provision, and ultimately to demonstrate vendors’ ability to deliver industry-leading IT solutions to their market. Wibu-Systems has been named finalist in the Security Solution of the Year category of the Solution Provider cluster for CodeMeter, the company’s technology with a proven track record of optimizing software monetization strategies and paying back the initial investment many times over from the very first year of its implementation.
Best in Show Award 2019
Embedded Computing Design’s Best in Show Awards highlight the most innovative products on display at leading tradeshows, conferences, and events dedicated to embedded technology, modern industry, the Internet of Things, AI / machine learning, security, and power electronics. Once they pass the judgment of the Embedded Computing Design editorial team and advisory board, the judges review all nominations for the criteria of design excellence, relative performance, and market impact. Up to three winners are selected in each category based on their cumulative scores. At SPS – Smart Production Solution 2019, CodeMeter Certificate Vault topped the field, showing its disruptive potential in the IIoT business.
Every two years, a dedicated jury of academics from the Technology Region Karlsruhe in cooperation with the foreign trade committee of the local Chamber of Commerce assigns the GLOBAL award to regional companies for their successful efforts at deepening international trade relations. At this year’s ceremony, which hosted H.E. Takeshi Yagi, Japan’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Wibu-Systems won the foreign trade prize for its business expansion into global markets. The jury took into great consideration important criteria like Wibu-Systems’ technological innovations, track record of success abroad, openness to intercultural relations, and ability to adapt to foreign markets. Founded in 1989 with a strong German pedigree, Wibu-Systems currently operates subsidiaries in the USA, China, and Japan as well as sales offices across Europe. Direct exports account for 55% of the company’s total revenues, but, considering the additional sales of distributors, international offices, and German customers, the export share reaches almost 80%.
Innovation Award 2019
The magazine Selezione di Elettronica, published by the Italian editing house New Business Media, has been following the electronics sector from its privileged position since 1957 in terms of both current technological solutions and their applications. Each year, the editorial staff of Selezione di Elettronica (journalists, engineers, and experts in the field) selects a number of significant products from the many applications received for the Innovation Award, a contest that aims to give visibility to the most innovative electronic technologies that hit the news during the previous twelve months. Online readers of the magazine website then pick their preferences, voting for the best product for each category. The three nominees in each category are finally submitted to a panel of judges, consisting of journalists, technicians from user companies, academics, and experts in the field. At the tenth edition of the Innovation Day 2019, CodeMeter won the Innovation Award in the embedded system category.
Best Healthcare IoT Security Solution Award 2019
MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global health and medical technology market, has screened over 3,500 nominations and selected CodeMeter as the winner in the Best Healthcare IoT Security Solution category. With Wibu-Systems’ technology, medical device developers and manufacturers can safeguard Internet-connected medical units and embedded systems against the many potential vulnerabilities and security threats prevalent in today’s digital age.
Milestones in Electronics Award 2019
Each year, the editors of ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS, a popular German trade magazine covering electronics management, hardware and software development, component procurement, and electronics production, celebrate the electronics pioneers that are making history with their technological achievements and entrepreneurial merits. In the 2019 edition, the founders of eight companies were recognized for their lifetime accomplishments, and Wibu-Systems won in the Security category. Two criteria were decisive for the selection: outstanding inventions and developments in our field of expertise and the current market significance in our market segment.
iF Design Award 2019
For the iF DESIGN AWARD 2019, the 67 independent international members of the iF International Forum Design jury have carefully screened 6,400 entries from 50 countries and assigned this prestigious prize to CmStick/B in the Computer category of the Product discipline. CmStick/B is the most elegant, compact, and sturdy hardware secure element of the entire CodeMeter portfolio. It was chosen for its unique innovation, functionality, and aesthetics traits. Immediately following the award ceremony, the unit will go on display for three months at the iF Design Exhibition in Hamburg, Germany, and will be featured in the “Design Excellence” section of the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.
Industrie 4.0 Innovation Award 2018
VDE Verlag, the German specialist publisher for electrical engineering and information technology, in collaboration with ZVEI, the association representing the economic, technological, and environmental interests of German small to medium-sized enterprises in the electrical industry, and Hannover Messe, the world’s leading industrial technology show, is calling for votes on the Industrie 4.0 Innovation Award. In the first round, all submissions received were reviewed by an independent jury of experts that left only the ten best Industry 4.0 innovations for the public’s scrutiny: CodeMeter is among the top nominees for the secure storage of certificates and keys, also in combination with OPC UA, the protection of software on I4.0 devices, and the encrypted and signed transmission of machine, production, and configuration data.
Manager of the Year 2018
Each year, the readers of Markt&Technik, a highly popular electronics magazine mainly distributed to a German-language audience, are called to elect the Managers of the Year. More than 7,000 readers took part in this year’s poll and appointed the leading executives of our times. Oliver Winzenried was selected among the Pioneers and Innovators category, a choice that matches perfectly with his front-running and forward-looking role in today’s technological landscape.
Embedded Award 2018
Each year, a jury of industry experts screens the entries for the most ingenious, original, and radical innovations that are transforming embedded hardware, software, and tools. Blurry Box, the avant-garde software protection method with publicly provable security features, was chosen as one of the three nominees for the Software category of the Embedded Award 2018.
2017 Electronic Product of the Year Award
In its 42nd year, the Electronic Products’ “Product of the Year Awards” continue to recognize the best products in the electronics industry. The editors of this prestigious publication have chosen 12 winners from thousands of submissions. The selection was based on a significant advance in technology, innovation in design, or gain in price/performance. Blurry Box has won in the “Development and Software Tools” category showing that the seven different encryption methods included in this new software cryptographic scheme can make code theft more expensive than development.
Automation Award 2017
A jury made up of scientists, representatives from VDMA (the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association), members of ZVEI (one of Germany’s major manufacturers’ association), and the editors of the elektro AUTOMATION magazine had already nominated CmStick/BMC as one of the top five nominee products for the Automation Award 2017. The public of SPS IPC Drives 2017 voted on site and ranked our newest secure hardware element third in the Components category. CmStick/BMC represents the quintessential quintessence in engineering and miniaturization, bringing robustness, compactness, and elegance to a level the world had yet to see.
SIIA CODiE Awards 2017
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. Unprecedently, CodeMeter has received acclaim in two SIIA Business Technology CODiE Awards tiers, winning as the Best Content Rights & Entitlement Solution and being named finalist in the Best Endpoint Management Solution category. This achievement underlines its flexible and agnostic capability to provide top-notch protection mechanisms and enable versatile licensing-based monetization opportunities for software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers.
Top Embedded Innovator 2017
Each year, the Embedded Computing Design team selects the most influential and innovative people in the embedded arena. In 2017, Oliver Winzenried, CEO and Founder of Wibu-Systems, has been named one of the Top Embedded Innovators of the year, alongside Kristin Russell, Global President of Arrow Intelligent Systems, and Bill Mensch, CEO and Founder of Western Design Center. In the arms race to secure embedded and IoT systems, Wibu-Systems introduces Blurry Box, a new encryption method based on Kerckhoffs’ Principle that increases complexity exponentially for hackers.
Electronic Product of the Year 2017
CodeMeter µEmbedded, the Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter variant especially made for software developers to protect application code and intellectual property against reverse engineering on microcontrollers and Field Programmable Gate Arrays, won the third place in the annual Electronic Product of the Year competition led by the German publishing group WEKA. The award ceremony is the final highlight of a selection process in which the editorial team of Elektronik screened all the most recent innovative and forward-looking products and left their readers the final vote among 111 picks.
100 Locations for Industrie 4.0 in Baden-Wuerttemberg
The Alliance Industrie 4.0 of Baden-Wuerttemberg has identified the champions of Industrie 4.0 that are innovating the industrial landscape in the Baden-Wuerttemberg region and supporting the transition of small and medium enterprises into truly connected industry with their ingenious innovations. CodeMeter has been awarded for its technological and monetization value. By promoting security in cyber-physical systems and new business models, Wibu-Systems is establishing its technology as a cornerstone for the advancement of Industrie 4.0.
SIIA CODiE Awards 2016
CodeMeter Secure Licensing Platform wins important industry recognition and is named SIIA Business Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best Content Rights & Entitlement Solution. The acknowledgment is the result of CodeMeter's extreme versatility on multiple fronts that both ISVs and end users can enjoy: the storage of encryption keys on soft, hardware and cloud repositories, online and offline deployment options, flexible license transferability, 24/7 traceability, and support for numerous platforms.
Manager of the Year 2015
Oliver Winzenried, CEO and founder of Wibu-Systems, has been elected Manager of the Year in the category of Automation. The readers of the weekly newspaper Markt&Technik have cast more than 3,000 votes to select the top managers of 2015. For each of the six categories (Semiconductors, Electro-mechanics, Power Supplies, Embedded Systems, Automation and Measurement Technology), the top three nominees have been awarded. This represents a wonderful show of appreciation for the entrepreneurship of Mr Winzenried’s career.
German IT Security Award 2014
Wibu-Systems, the FZI Research Center, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are jointly sharing the honors: the first prize of the high-profile 5th German IT Security Award has been conferred to Blurry Box®, a revolutionary technology based on Kerckhoffs' principles, that is meant to deeply transform the world of cryptography. The endowment of 100,000 euros will serve to develop a sample application and deliver a secure and accurate protection method for testing in a public competition.
“Secure Plug and Work” was awarded the Innovation Award NEO2014. The project is the result of joint development activities of several partners, coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB). The goal is to develop a practical approach for smart factories, regulated by standardized data communication methods, and implementing safety and security techniques by default. In particular, CodeMeter® is being integrated to preserve data integrity.
GIT SECURITY AWARD 2015
GIT SECURITY covers safety and security topics, for both the private and the public sector. From manufacturers and distributors to the end user, everybody can stay at the leading edge of progress in management, security, Information Technology, fire protection and safety.
CodeMeter from Wibu-Systems was nominated for the GIT SECURITY AWARD 2015 in the Safe Automation category.
8年前 ，上海著名的《财富》》杂志给最优秀的公司颁发了“中国最成功设计奖”。2008年，威步信息系统第一次参加了这一吸引了来自60个公司，160多个参赛项目的颁奖。威步信息系统凭借其2 GB的CodeMeter金属版加密狗，在众多的优秀产品中脱颖而出，拔得头筹。在《财富》杂志颁奖之后，威步信息系统获得了国际杰出设计大奖“if product design award”和“Design Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany”等多项殊荣。
威步信息系统公司的CEO Oliver Winzenried很高兴的说道：从零到顶峰！我感到非常高兴的是，CmStick在软件供应商和用户的支持下确定了它的众多安全功能，从而在一开始就显示出它被喜爱的地位。在CmStick加密狗中有一个很特殊的技术：把2块芯片组合成一个芯片组，这2个芯片分别为智能芯片和高速USB2.0控制芯片。只有通过这种方法使之集成安全性能，又尽可能以最小空间具备大容量存储功能。
威步公司首次在2005SIIA Codie Awards 大赛上，被确定为决赛选手。 今年的比赛标志着 Codies20周年纪念，因此， 今年的比赛将由美国“Software and Information Industry Association” (SIIA, www.siia.net)主持，以此来感激全球软件行业最好的产品及服务提供者。CodeMeter已经被提名为“最佳数字版权管理系统软件”。威步信息系统是唯一一家入围该项目的欧洲公司，其他4家均为美国公司。