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Top three requirements for OTA software updates for IoT

Updating your device software, whether its system or application level, may seem an easy task to do when you first start your IoT project but then you realize what’s involved is more than just overwriting some files with new copies. What if the power goes out while the device is updating? What if the connectivity is lost due to poor network quality? What if a third party sends a fake update? What...

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Managing large scale deployments with phased rollout and schedule deployments

As the number of connected devices increase, the operations and infrastructure needed to support continuous updates at scale is growing fast. Deploying to a large fleet of connected devices in the field with thousands or tens of thousands, can pose a significant risk of something going wrong.

Regardless of how well tested the software and update process is, you will only know how well the deploy...

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Announcing Mender Enterprise: Enabling deployment of large scale updates with production grade security, uptime and customizability

We are excited to announce Mender Enterprise to facilitate the ever increasing demand for over-the-air (OTA) software updates in industrial, automotive, consumer, and smart connected Internet of Things (IoT) markets. We’ve been working hard to deliver the much anticipated features our customers have been waiting for.

With the advent of IoT and the proliferation of connected embedded devices a...

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4 ways to minimize IoT cybersecurity risks

With close to 400k followers, the Twitter account named Internet of Shit is the epitome of the dire situation emerging as we stumble into a world of connected devices.

Governments around the world are waking up to a reality where the severity of vulnerable technologies grows with our increasing dependence on technology. While hackers enjoy everything from ransomware to stealing compute power for...

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What Is a Mender Update Module, How It Works and Why Use It?

In Mender taxonomy, an Update Module is essentially a method for deploying over-the-air (OTA) software updates with the advantage of customizability and flexibility at its core. See Two Ways to Update Embedded Devices Over-The-Air.

Before getting into Update Modules, let’s refresh what Mender Client and Mender Artifact are. Mender Client is a process that runs in user space on top of an em...

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