FileMaker Server 8 Now Available

High-Performance Database Sharing That Maximizes FileMaker Workgroup
Productivity; Up to 89% Faster in Handling Key Tasks

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept 26, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —
FileMaker today announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Server 8
(, high performance database server
software for up to 250 users and 125 FileMaker Pro database files. The new
server software features an improved database engine designed to make
searching, adding, deleting and editing data significantly faster than in
FileMaker Server 7 (up to 89% in benchmark tests, see details at

New FileMaker Server 8 features

In addition to an improved database engine, FileMaker Server 8 offers the
following new features (see product details at

— Finds, adds, edits, and deletes information faster using the newly
optimized FileMaker Server 8 database engine.

— Provides automatic consistency checking on all hosted files for
increased data reliability.

— Increased reliability, error capture, event logging and better
diagnostics insuring the integrity of files.

— Supports all the new features of FileMaker Pro 8 and FileMaker Pro 8
Advanced and is required for full support of new FileMaker Pro 8 complex
search patterns and calculation functions.

— Supports a mix of FileMaker Pro 8 and FileMaker Pro 7 clients.

“One of the best things about upgrading to FileMaker Server 8 is that you
can immediately begin hosting solutions for either FileMaker Pro 7 or Pro 8
clients.” says Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, Marketing and Services,
FileMaker. “The switching costs are extremely small and the productivity of
your workgroup will see an immediate boost from recent improvements in our
database engine. It is substantially faster, and our beta testers have
confirmed that it produces results where it matters the most. Overall,
FileMaker Server 8, along with the new FileMaker Pro 8, offer a great deal
of gain, with very little pain.”

Beta Users Praise FileMaker Server 8

“FileMaker Server 8 has been rock solid and running non-stop for the past
few months,” says Matthew Greger, President, The Business Helper, Inc.

“I cannot wait to deploy FileMaker Server 8, I will be able to scale my
solutions even better and have the confidence I need to guarantee the
highest level of stability,” Dan Weiss, Buddy Systems Inc. Database
Developers (

FileMaker Server Core Features

With more than 25,000 copies shipped worldwide, FileMaker Server includes
robust, real-time database sharing, advanced security options, and
powerful, remote administration capabilities so you can:

— Install it in less than 30 minutes in most cases

— Bring your entire team together for maximum productivity

— Increase the performance of your shared databases

— Better protect your data with robust security features

— Save time with powerful administration features

FileMaker Server 8 Advanced and FileMaker Mobile 8

FileMaker Server 8 Advanced, planned to ship in early fall, will provide
all that FileMaker Server 8 offers plus powerful web publishing and
external connectivity options. FileMaker plans to ship FileMaker Mobile 8,
a companion to FileMaker Pro 8 designed specifically for Palm OS and Pocket
PC handhelds, later this fall. For the first time, FileMaker Mobile 8 will
synchronize multiple devices with databases hosted by FileMaker Server.

Pricing, availability and system requirements

FileMaker Server 8 is available now at (
and is priced at $999 for a full version. FileMaker Server 7 licensed users
will pay only $299 for the upgrade, and customers upgrading from FileMaker
Server 5.5 or 6 will pay only $599. For complete details on system
requirements, go to

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 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).