We’re happy to announce the maintenance releases 3.7.8 LTS and 3.10.4 LTS today!

3.7.8 LTS and 3.10.4 LTS, being maintenance (aka patch) releases, the goal is to increase stability and reliability for CFEngine users and enable a safe upgrade-path. As such, these releases primarily includes bugfixe...

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Zener takes its name from the type of diode used in electronic circuits to regulate flow. Zener regulates the dataflow at every Node in the network, supporting and building n number of segments. This fine-grained control ensures that only explicitly allowed traffic is passing through any part of the...

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Zener works with existing on-premise and public cloud architectures. Zener Software Defined Firewall offers increased security, increased speed, increased flexibility, reduced complexity, significant cost savings, and is highly scalable.

Zener adds an extra layer of security and allows for growth...

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Greg Di Stefano is a software developer and a key member of the Mender project. He had a talk at FOSDEM in Brussels earlier this month. The talk was about IoT Botnets, Linux devices, and the absence of basic security hardening.

We apologize to the folks who could not attend the talk due to the lim...

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We have published a White Paper on The Hidden Costs of Homegrown Updaters to help everyone understand the range of costs to build a feature-complete software update mechanism for your IoT devices. As more and more embedded systems are coming online, basic capabilities such as the ability to update...

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A great barrier to progress relates to decision making. Without clarity in decisions, directions and prioritizations become ambiguous. This translates to slower, and in worst case, a randomly moving business.

At Northern.tech we follow a few simple key decision making principles.

Make Frequent,

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The world of connected devices is growing rapidly. Everything from smart lighting to refrigerators to connected cars all hook into an ever more hyperconnected world in the name of efficiency and convenience. But the promise of smarter, more intelligent products are under threat from botnet operators...

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Mender 1.3.0 beta is here and ready for you to try out!

In addition, we are happy to announce the production release of Mender 1.2.2! The Mender 1.2.2 release notes contains the details on the improvements in the Mender 1.2.2 patch release.

The key features of Mender 1.3 beta are covered bel...

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At Northern.tech employees are allowed the freedom to choose their own organizational title. You may ask why a titleless culture currently resonates at Northern.tech. Read on….

The concept of titles

According to wikipedia, a title is a prefix or suffix added to someone's name in certain context...

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As previously described in the Value Creation Model, people’s beliefs about others, like colleagues, customers, etc. and beliefs about relevant systems, like budgeting processes, product development, etc. deeply influence their actions which in turn are intimately tied to value creation. There...

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In my first blog post, I explained how value creation starts and ends with people, and subsequently depends on their beliefs about other people and systems.

One such system, and a very essential one, is the operating model. An operating model explains why we do what we do and how to stay on cour...

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Survival of the fittest in a transparent business world often translates to speed; and the ability to move faster than the competition. Whether your organization sprints in intervals, or keeps a steady pace, the one who, over time, proves to be the most agile and fastest moving wins.

At Northern....

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Today’s approach to securing IT infrastructure is passé. In a dynamic world of unpredictable and often frequent infrastructure changes, the traditional approach to security falls short. It is no longer sufficient to just scan frequently for vulnerabilities and then try to interpret this data in r...

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To do good, have a good time and enjoy the day today gives meaning to life. The same applies to the meaning of business, with the addition of creating value, as perceived by others.

In this, and a series of blog posts, I will share how this fundamental belief has formed and continue to direct the...

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