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AE0011 WireFlow Security Suite software package.zip
Contains; Security Suite Programming Application, Device Driver, User Manual and Quick Guide.
AC0045-002 WF Security Suite Users Manual.pdf
(not updated with new company logo)
AB0005-024 WF 2008 Data Sheet.pdf
– Algorithm type: NIST SHA-256
– Key/data Size: 256 bit
– No. of keys: 9
– No. of data fields: 3
FAQ: What is the difference between the WF 2007 and the WF 2008 dongles?
A: The WF 2007 dongles is used for targets running LabVIEW RealTime (RT). The WF 2008 are for targets running “standard” LabVIEW, i.e. LabVIEW for Windows, Mac and Linux.
– Prevent an application from running unless a dongle with the correct key is present
– Dongles can be unique or substitutable
– SW license is not locked to a specific target
– Easy development using the supplied LabVIEW driver
– Easy to program new keys using the intuitive programming application
FAQ: What items do I need to purchase and/or download to use the WireFlow dongles for protecting my LabVIEW application from being duplicated?
1. Download the WF Security Dongle Software Package.
a. LabVIEW Dongle Drivers.vipc. It provides VI’s that you shall embed in your application. (This software is free)
b. WF-Dongle Device Driver. Install this on the Windows target PC’s if you use WF 2008 dongles. (This software is free)
c. WF Security Suite Programming Application. Use this application to program your secret keys into the dongles. (You need to buy a license to activate this application)
2. Buy a license for the WF Security Suite Programming Application
(Article no AE009) from WireFlow. You need one such license.
3. Buy some WF 2008 (Windows) or WF 2007 (RT), USB Security dongles from WireFlow. You will need one dongle for each system you want to deploy.
4. Read the document AC0045-003 WF Security Suite – Quick Guide. It gives
a short step by step instruction for how to create your security solution.
– License Management
– Product activation
– User Identification
– IP Copy Protection
– System Feature Control
– Serial Number Storage
The dongle has a secure memory to hold secret keys and data. Using the supplied LabVIEW driver, the presence of a dongle with a certain key is queried using a new random challenge each time. The key never leaves the dongle, it just sends the resulting hash back to the driver. This ensures that the dongles cannot be copied or imitated. Protection against brute force attacks is guaranteed by using industry standard SHA-256 hash algorithm with 256 bit keys. This means more possible key values than there are atoms in the sun!
Software Protection in a CompactRIO
NI Alliance Partner, WireFlow AB, demonstrates how the LabVIEW Real-Time software in a CompactRIO is protected from unlawful copying by using an USB protection dongle.
WireFlow Security Suite
Magnus from WireFlow introduces the WF Security Suite which is a software protection system for LabVIEW applications based on hardware dongles.
Dongle Remote Validation
Demonstrates how to use the WireFlow Security dongles to perform remote validation between two different applications.
Dongle Secure Communication
Demonstrates how the WireFlow dongles can be used to securely exchange encryption keys for communication in LabVIEW
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