Wibu-Systems has released the new CodeMeter Embedded Driver 1.7 for protecting embedded systems, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and industrial PCs. As know-how is nestled more and more within device software, manufacturers can protect their IP with CodeMeter, a comprehensive solution against reverse-engineering that licenses and signs the program code, thus securing their competitive advantage.
The new embedded driver replaces CodeMeter Runtime on Windows CE. This driver is available for Linux, VxWorks, Windows, Android and QNX, as well as for different ARM, x86 and PowerPC platforms. Depending on the support platform, the hardware manufacturer can select the Human Interface Device (HID) or Mass Storage mode to communicate via USB with his CmSticks, the USB dongles where the encryption key and the license are stored. The CmCard form factors (SD, µSD, CF, CFast memory and security cards), that are still part of the broad range of CmDongles hardware devices, work over the file I/O interface. In addition, CodeMeter supports the Secure Disk standard, which makes it possible to read and write API-based data, without the drive being enumerated by the operating system. In VxWorks 7.0, CodeMeter is integrated by default within Basic Security functionalities.