Use Cases

Patch security vulnerabilities

Malicious attackers specifically scan for recently published security vulnerabilities with the intent of seeking systems and devices that remain outdated and vulnerable. Malware such as Mirai, Hajime, and BrickerBot have successfully targeted insecure Linux devices, with the number of compromised devices in the millions. The risk is very real.

With Mender, bugs and vulnerabilities are patched quickly - reducing the attack surface and limiting the window for exposure.

Avoid device recalls

Reduce device downtime and avoid the need to recall bricked devices. Mender has 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.

Save the time and cost of manual updates or homegrown solutions

Mender removes the manually intensive process of updating devices individually, and eliminates the high cost of sending technicians to the field to repair device outages.

Mender also removes the need to build and maintain a homegrown update mechanism, which can easily dominate the time of a full-time employee.

Find out how Hosted Mender can save you even more

Industries that are already using Mender to update devices over-the-air include:

Board manufacturers

Add OTA updates as a differentiated offering to your customers in order to provide better support through security updates, bugfixes, and customized features. Certify Mender for your boards to ensure secure and robust OTA updates are enabled now and in the future.

Smart grid

Our energy grid needs to become more intelligent in the transition to renewables, in order to enable better supply/demand management. OTA updates are important to keep our energy grid secure and compliant.

Connected audio

Connected audio streaming is required to stay competitive in the audio system market. Use OTA updates to deliver more value through streaming application updates to your customers even after they have purchased your products.


Industrial automation needs to work 24/7, the cost of downtime is very high. Robust OTA updates are required in order to address issues proactively so downtime is avoided.