What is an OTA Firmware Update? | Mender

Firmware updates are necessary to ensure the performance of embedded devices and to remove the software bugs that could impair their performance. It is inefficient to have technicians perform updates locally on IoT devices, at scale in IoT projects it becomes too costly or even impossible to manage. To top it off, there are security concerns, that if IoT devices are not properly patched for vulnerabilities then they will be open to attack from unauthorised and malicious 3rd parties.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://mender.io/blog/what-are-ota-firmware-updates