Over-the-air software updates for embedded Linux

Mender is an end-to-end open source updater for connected devices and IoT

Use Mender and avoid reinventing a costly update mechanism. Securely and reliably deploy updates to connected devices over any TCP/IP network

Full image updates

Full image updates

Image-based updates using a dual A/B rootfs partition layout with rollback support

Management server

Management server

Manage and see reports of your deployments and devices using the UI or REST APIs

Open source

Open source

Apache License 2.0, end-to-end from server to client

Yocto Project integration

Yocto Project integration

Easily integrate Mender into your devices using the meta-mender layer


Atomic updates with built-in rollback is a key requirement. We need to make sure our devices continue to work with automated rollback if the update didn't take for any reason. Mender provided that crucial capability.

Joel Hermanns, CIO of gridX

Use cases

Ensure your embedded Linux IoT devices stay secure and functional in the wild

Connected devices and the Internet of Things are used for anything and everything. What they have in common is the need to be updated and patched. Here are some industries where Mender is already being used to manage devices:

Board manufacturers

Add OTA updates to your board to enable security patches, bugfixes and new features.

Smart grid

Keep the energy grid secure and compliant.

Connected audio

Stream application updates to your customers even after they have purchased your products.


Avoid downtime by enabling OTA updates on industrial devices.

Support & services

Need help getting started?

We offer support and services to get you up and running with automated OTA updates quickly. Find out more about board integration, software support and professional services.

If you are new to the Yocto Project, we can also help new users of Yocto and Mender in as little as two weeks.

Integrate OTA updates with any Linux-based OS or custom board

from $8,000* one time fee.

Contact us with your board details for more information.

*billed by the hour, total hours are dependent on board details. Contact us for an estimate for your board.

Why choose Mender?

Better than homegrown

Mender removes the vast effort of building and maintaining a homegrown solution or cobbling together an assortment of tools. Focus on your product. Leave OTA updates to us.

User friendly

Mender comes with extensive documentation, an intuitive UI, and a test environment where you can deploy your first update within 1 hour.

High quality

Mender has more than 70% test coverage and a growing open source community that is continuously testing, reviewing and improving the product.


Avoid bricked devices

Automated rollback support so your devices will always come back online, even in cases of power loss or data corruption while the update is being deployed.


Built from the ground up with security in mind, Mender enforces secure HTTPS connections and has zero open ports on the embedded device.

No vendor lock-in

Mender is the only end-to-end OTA tool with both the server and client open source (Apache 2.0), giving you flexibility and freedom.


Mender on Github

We encourage you to watch, fork or star the Mender repositories and to contribute code to the project.


Write to the mailing list

Mender has an engaged community of users who can answer your questions. This is a great place to ask for help if you are stuck with anything!

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Our public bug tracker is available at https://tracker.mender.io/projects/MEN

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April 19th, 2018

Embedded Systems Conference. Boston, Massachusetts USA

Drew Moseley will be giving a talk on The IoT Botnet Wars, Linux Devices, and the Absence of Basic Security Hardening


June 17th to 20th, 2018

LiveWorx 18. Boston, Massachusetts USA

Eystein Stenberg will be giving a talk on Key Requirements of Software Updates in Connected Devices


Mender 1.4.0 released - preauthorize devices!

20th Mar 2018

We are happy to announce the production release of Mender 1.4.0!

The key features of Mender 1.4 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 1.4.0 release notes.



Guest post | IOOOTA using Mender

19th Mar 2018

The following is a guest blog post from Alan Alberghini, who graciously opted to share IOOOTA's journey in adopting Mender.

I work for an Italian company named IOOOTA SRL whose focus is on IoT...

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Mender is open source and free to use - the repositories are available on Github for you to download.

You can set up Mender on-premise by following our Getting Started guide on our documentation pages.


Board integration, Software support and Professional services are available

Getting started guide