Over-the-air software updates for embedded Linux devices

Mender is an open source tool for updating your embedded devices safely and reliably

Remote updates delivered over any TCP/IP network
Automate the way updates are rolled out
Image-based updates from Mender's server side to your connected devices

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Why use Mender?

Reduce bugs and vulnerabilites

Reduce bugs and vulnerabilites

Keeping your devices up to date makes them safer and more secure

More control

More control

Fine grained control over your update rollouts

Secure communication

Secure communication

Mender uses secure TLS protocol and authentication

Intuitive UI

Intuitive UI

View dashboards and reports in an inuitive user interface

How it works

Mender is an open source project to help secure connected embedded devices by providing a safe and reliable software update process.

We know the risks of updating devices in the field. That’s why Mender uses a dual A/B rootfs partition layout, secure communication via TLS, and carries out integrity checks on images prior to deployment.

Mender currently supports Linux-based devices that use U-Boot and provides a meta layer for the Yocto Project for very easy integration with Yocto-based distributions.

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Mender server soon to be released as open source

19th Sep 2016

The initial source code for the Mender embedded Linux updater client has been available since early 2016. Since then, the client has gone through many iterations and improvements and you can now do a deployment with it on the virtual QEMU machine, or our reference board, the Beagle Bone Black in less than 10 minutes! It has also been integrated into many production devices, which can be done by following the device integration documentation.

Right now, we are implementing support for a...

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Yocto Project SDK Quickstart | San Francisco Bay Area Meetup in September

26th Aug 2016

Mender just published a Quickstart Guide to the Yocto Project SDK, which can be found under our resources page (click here for the web version). Thank you Scott Rifenbark, who is responsible for much of the Yocto Project's documentation.

While Mender will initially focus on supporting the Yocto Project due to the overwhelming demand from the embedded Linux community, we definitely plan on supporting additional platforms based on community demand. One of our core values is to listen to...

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Upcoming events

Sponsor - visit the Mender.io booth!
Two talks on Wednesday October 12th: Securing the Connected Car at 9:00, and Software Updates for Connected Devices: Key Considerations at 15:00.
October 11th-13th 2016
Talk on Cryptography Basics for Embedded Developers
December 6th-8th 2016
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