FileMaker Server 7 Now Available
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 24, 2004 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — FileMaker has
announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Server 7 (
http://store.filemaker.com/r1.html ), the new server software for hosting
FileMaker Pro 7 database files.
“Whether you’re a 2-person small business or a large corporate workgroup,
FileMaker Server 7 allows you to easily share, manage and access database
information with others while dramatically increasing productivity,” says
Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, Marketing and Services, FileMaker.
FileMaker Server 7 now offers numerous breakthroughs in data sharing and
administration, as well as advanced security features, including the
following new features:
FileMaker databases run faster
New within FileMaker Server 7 is the ability to perform searches and
calculations on the server instead of the client database providing data
speed gains; get greater performance from hard disk storage systems and
multi-CPU servers; while taking advantage of large amounts of RAM using
Host virtually unlimited amounts of data
Each of the 125 database files that can be hosted on FileMaker Server 7 can
store up to 8 terabytes of information — 4,000 times the old limit. And,
because each FileMaker database file can now contain multiple data tables,
a single FileMaker Server can host thousands of data tables. For added
scalability, users can add FileMaker Servers to their network as their
business needs grow.
Easy database administration from anywhere
The new FileMaker Server 7 Administration Tool (SAT) allows users to
accomplish the following tasks, either locally at the Server station or
remotely over a network: Perform maintenance on live databases, including
live backups while the file is in use; Automate unattended, scheduled
backup; Audit remote administration through a new Event Log entry that
identifies Administrators and their activities; Ensure that all clients
have the most current plug-ins using the Auto Update feature; Record
plug-in downloads in the Event log; and change server settings without
restarting the server.
Better data protection with new security features
FileMaker Server 7 provides three new key security functions: account
authentication management for reducing the overhead of managing user
accounts and passwords, using industry standards provided by Active
Directory (Windows) and Open Directory (Mac OS); Database visibility
control for filtering the display of hosted database names based on the
users’ privileges to protect sensitive information; and data encryption to
enhance the security of FileMaker information that is transferred between
hosted databases and desktop clients via Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Pricing and availability
FileMaker Server 7, priced at $999/$499 upgrade (U.S., Suggested List
Price), is shipping to FileMaker volume license customers starting today.
The company plans to begin shipping retail units to all other customers and
distribution partners June 2. Customers can place pre-orders now for
FileMaker Server 7 by phone (1-800-325-2747) or online with select
resellers at http://store.filemaker.com/r1.html . Licensed users of
FileMaker Server 5.5, 5.0 or FileMaker Pro Server 3.0, 2.1 may upgrade to
FileMaker Server 7 at just US$499, a 50% savings off the regular price.
This offer is valid from May 24, 2004, to September 17, 2004, in the U.S.
and Canada. After that date, only licensed users of FileMaker Server 5.5
will be eligible for the US $499 upgrade price.
About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the
world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and
government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images,
assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling
easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line
also includes a range of scalable servers, mobile database products,
low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use
Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop
to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. ( AAPL