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Computer&AUTOMATION Product of the Year

Every year, Computer&AUTOMATION, a publication of Weka Fachmedien for thought leaders and decision makers in the automation industry, calls on its readers to cast their votes for their products of the year. With the top contenders in each category shortlisted by the editorial jury, voting starts in December 2021, and the deserving winners will be announced in April 2022. CodeMeter ranks highly among this year’s hopefuls in the “Safety and Security” category for its new offerings for JavaScript: Encrypting, protecting, and licensing JavaScript code in its original form, with all of the ease and comfort of CodeMeter and fully integrated into the Wibu-Systems hardware, software, and service universe, makes AxProtector JavaScript a worthy contender for Product of the Year 2022.

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

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. 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

The German Innovation Award is presented annually by the German Design Council to forward-thinking enterprises in recognition of the added value and benefits that they contribute to society through innovative products and technologies. Wibu-Systems was named among the winners of the 2021 award for its 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

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.

Automation Award 2019

The most coveted European prize in the automation industry is awarded each year at SPS – Smart Production Solutions. The jury, consisting of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Riedel from the University of Stuttgart, Peter Frueauf in representation of representing the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), and Michael Corban, editor-in-chief of the trade magazine elektro AUTOMATION, have selected a total of 10 products out of the 22 applications received. Visitors of the trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, voted for their favorites from the Top- 5 nominees in the categories Control Technology & System Solutions and Standard Components & Sensors. CodeMeter Certificate Vault Wibu-Systems‘ solution to roll out secure certificates automatically, came in as a strong runner-up, proving the need for a secure way to identify people and machines in the digital age.

GLOBAL Award 2019

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

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

Automation Award 2017 - 3rd place for components

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

CodeMeter named Best Content Rights & Entitlement Solution

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

Oliver Winzenried named 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

image of Award "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

CODIE 2016 Finalist

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 - Manager of the Year 2015
Manager of the Year - Award

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.

Picture of the winners of the German IT Security Award 2014
German IT Security Awards - © RUB, Photo: Sadrowski

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.


NEO Award 2014 - ©Fränkle
NEO Award 2014 - ©Fränkle

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 Finalist

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.

SIIA CODiE Awards 2014

Award: Best Content Rights and Delivery Solution
CODiE 2014 winner logo


Presse release

2012 荣获自动化大奖





CmStick/C Basic 自2011年春季以来在市场上的成功上市,并且成为了世界上最小的CodeMeter加密狗。其设计风格简单流畅,拥有最小的尺寸, 其突出部分仅超出USB金属部分几毫米。其优势是可以不占体积的插进笔记本的接口或者是内置于嵌入式设备中。
新的带有钥匙圈的CmStick/C 加密狗可以拴在一串钥匙上更容易携带和使用。CmStick/C与其他CodeMeter产品一样,基于智能卡芯片,具有相同的功能。
CmStick/C 同样获得了由 颁发的2011最佳设计奖。

巴登 - 符腾堡州2011 安全奖

Safety Award Baden-Wuerttemberg
Safety Award Baden-Wuerttemberg 2011

威步公司以其在软件保护以及知识产权管理方面的卓越表现,赢得了众多评审的青睐,荣获了巴登 - 符腾堡州2011安全奖。公司创始人兼CEO Oliver Winzenried 3月24号在德国斯图加特电子展(ELTEFA)接受了由巴登 - 符腾堡州市政厅授予的“巴登 - 符腾堡州2011安全奖”奖杯,以及由德国斯图加特总统授予的知识产权保护领域杰出贡献证书。2011年,威步公司创新性地率先推出嵌入式服务,从而实现了标准化的低成本的对服务文档以及生产数据的知识产权保护。标准化的综合的软件防护解决方案使得公司实现了有效的知识产权保护,保证研发投入回报率,从而具备了长远的竞争力。


SIIA CODiE Finalist Award 2011



2010SIIA CODiE 奖项


2009SIIA CODiE奖项

Logo of CODiE-Award Winner 2009, Best Digital Rights Management Solution



China´s most Successfull Design Award 2008

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。


2007SIIA CODiE奖项

Logo of CODiE-Award 2007, Best Digital Rights Management, Wibu-Systems

翻译国际评审团再次评选为前5名中的“最佳数字版权管理”为SIIA CODiE奖2007产品之一CodeMeter。曾在2005年获得同样的奖项。作为2007年入围参加决赛的选手, CodeMeter再次获得殊荣。由“软件和信息行业协会”( SIIA, )成员选出的“最佳产品奖”于2007年4月17日在旧金山的盛会中宣布。威步信息系统公司美国分公司代表德国总公司出席了此次颁奖典礼。

2007dot.NET 杂志选择奖项

dot.NET magazine readers choose award 2007

2007年同样获得德国dot.net杂志举办的读者选择奖。dot.net杂志的读者从12个类别,100多个产品中选择自己喜欢的产品。“最佳安全保护/模糊处理工具” 这一类别中,WibuKey首次获得一等奖。

2006SIIA CODiE奖项

威步公司再一次确定了在软件,文件,访问和媒体的软件保护解决方案领域的硬件制造商的领先地位,CodeMeter以“最佳安全软件”类,入选“国际评审委员会SIIA Codie Awards 2006”中最后一轮提名。最后一轮的提名包括5个来自世界各地的产品。 “软件和信息行业协会”( SIIA,通过投票决定获胜者,于2006年5月16日在旧金山颁发 “软件产业奥斯卡奖项”。

2006 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany

2006 德国年度最佳设计奖项

2006年德国WIBU-SYSTEMS公司出品的CmStick /M加密狗已被德意志联邦共和国提名为年度最佳设计奖,该设计奖是唯一的由德国联邦经济事务的部长提供的奖励。 2006年2月,在法兰克福将颁发产品和通信设计领域的“最优秀产品”的20项银奖和5项金奖。


Elektronik - Product og the year 2005

USB硬件加密狗CmStick在专业的德国电子杂志“Elektronik ”中获“2005年度产品嵌入式设计”的一等奖。颁奖仪式于3月13日在德国慕尼黑举行,读者从编辑部提名的一共有111个不同类别的产品中选择出顶级产品。设立该奖项不但可以使软件厂商能够得到安全保护和打击盗版,同时用户可以获得不同的PC安全功能 。

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。


iF product design award 2005

由威步信息系统开发的USB硬件CM-Stick/M金属加密狗已经在CeBIT 2005上获得了国际杰出设计奖“iF product design award”。 这次活动共吸引2322个申请者参加该赛,来竞争这个广受欢迎的542个设计奖项。CM-Stick/M硬件加密狗从2005年3月10日到9月与其他获奖作品一起展示于德国汉诺威。

2005SIIA Codie 奖项

CODiE-Logo Finalist 2005, Wibu-Systems, Best Digital Rights Management Solution: Software

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,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。


在亚洲CeBIT 2004上,USB存储器CM-Stick/M金属加密狗获得了"通讯类"产品奖项。 2004年, 威步信息系统是唯一一家获得获得此奖项的德国公司。


2003年,“计算机世界杂志”授予威步信息系统“软件保护用户最佳选择奖“,以此来证明WIBU-KEY为软件开发商提供的高质量的版权保护产品。 该奖项也是对威步信息系统成功举办两次黑客大赛的肯定。 自始至终没有任何一个黑客能破解威步信息系统提供的程序。