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Again: CodeMeter® Finalist in SIIA CODiE Awards 2009

Wibu-Systems showed again its excellence in innovative leadership: For the 4th time, its flagship product CodeMeter was selected as one of five finalists in the SIIA CODiE Awards category: “Best Digital Rights Management Solution.”

About CodeMeter

CodeMeter is a universal system for protecting software, data and media from software piracy, code tampering and also provides a flexible license management system. A software developer can select between a highly-secure and unique hardware protection device or utilize a machine-bound license file. CodeMeter can also be used to control access to web services thereby providing protection for software-as-a-service solutions or cloud computing applications. CodeMeter is not only a leader in flexibility and usability; it is also one of the most secure anti-cracking products in the market today. Just one citation from a popular hacker web site: “I tried to crack the damn CodeMeter, or find some workaround…” The writer of that quote is not the only frustrated pirate. The best of the best from around the world have tried and failed. A total of 4 hacker’s contests have been held by Wibu-Systems, and year after year all attempts to circumvent CodeMeter protection have failed.

CodeMeter is not simply a challenge/response dongle nor is it a simple software based activation system. It is a complete system designed to not only protect software and provide license management functionality, it also includes a complete back office delivery system and sophisticated end-user security applications.

Marcellus Buchheit, President and CEO of Wibu-Systems USA Inc, the wholly owned US subsidiary of Wibu-Systems AG, showed his pride about the selection of CodeMeter as a finalist of the CODiE award: “CodeMeter has been nominated four times since 2005, in the Digital Rights Management category and was selected all four times as a finalist! During this time period, no other company has been nominated as many times in the same category of this important software industry award.”

Oliver Winzenried, CEO of Wibu-Systems AG in Germany added: “Receiving a nomination four times is direct evidence that our constant striving for innovative improvements to CodeMeter has been recognized by industry leaders and those who know and understand the importance of protecting intellectual property from pirates and those who would try to benefit from the hard work of others.”

About CODiE Awards

The CODiE Awards were established in 1986 and celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information and education technology industries.

Through a unique combination of journalist and expert peer review, the CODiE Awards recognize 71 categories of outstanding products and services. This year’s 345 finalists represent an impressive array of technology and business excellence and success. Nearly 190 judges encompassing tech trade journalists, consultants, educators, IT and product specialists, and other knowledgeable, yet neutral, experts have reviewed all of the products entered. The finalists were chosen from more than850 nominations submitted by 600 companies. The complete list of 2009 finalists can be found at http://www.siia.net/codies/2009/finalist_list.asp.

According to SIIA President Ken Wasch, “The competition is particularly steep this year during the 24th Annual SIIA CODiE Awards, making selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement.” Wasch further added that “All the companies on this year’s list of CODiE Finalists should feel justifiably proud of their accomplishment in making it to this stage, and have much excitement to look forward to regarding the upcoming CODiE Awards voting!”

The exciting SIIA CODiE finalist showcase, featuring software and content award Finalists, will be held on Monday night, May 4, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in conjunction with the co-located SIIA conferences NetGain and Software Summit.

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 500 leading software and information companies. For further information about SIIA, visit http://www.siia.net

About Wibu-Systems AG (Located in Germany)

Wibu-Systems AG, a private company, was founded in 1989 in Karlsruhe, Germany by Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit, with the aim of developing easy to use and effective, software, document and media protection systems. The company is known today as one of the most advanced software protection developers and suppliers in the whole world. The company is also known for its innovative approach to network license management and Internet information security solutions.

Wibu-Systems also maintains offices in the USA, the UK, the Netherlands and Mainland China as well as a worldwide network of local distributors.

Website: http://www.wibu.com

Contact: email info@wibu.com, phone: +49.721.93172.0, fax: +49.721.93172.22

About Wibu-Systems USA, Inc.

Wibu-Systems USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wibu-Systems AG, located in Edmonds, Washington, just north of Seattle and is the exclusive reseller of Wibu-Systems products for the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Website: http://www.wibu.us

Contact: email info@wibu.us, phone: +1.800.6.Go.Wibu(+1.800.646.9428), fax: +1.206.237-2644

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or 1.425.775.6900, ext. 33

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