FileMaker Server

FileMaker Server

Get reliable, high-performance access to your data

FileMaker Server is fast, reliable server software to securely share information with groups of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go users and to extend your solutions to the web.

Connect to data hosted on FileMaker Server using any combination of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and FileMaker WebDirect clients.

Use concurrent connections to provide centralized access for FileMaker WebDirect or FileMaker Go users. FileMaker Server includes one built-in concurrent connection. Additional connections are available for purchase.

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Quick Installation and Administration Most installations of FileMaker Server take less than 20 minutes so it’s easy to instantly start managing your solutions remotely and automating administrative tasks.
24/7 reliability and availability Get anytime access to your data with 24/7 availability. Protect your data with scheduled live back-ups, which run even while your solutions are in use.
Robust Scalability Manage groups of FileMaker users with reliable security and network performance. FileMaker Server does not restrict the number of networked FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Go clients. Technical limits are imposed by your hardware, solution design, and operating system.
Industry-standard security Manage user access through external authentication via Active Directory/Open Directory. Use SSL encryption for secure data transfer. And secure your data when hosted on FileMaker Server using powerful AES 256-bit encryption — requires FileMaker Pro 14 Advanced to enable encryption on each solution.
Web technology Use FileMaker WebDirect to run interactive solutions in a web browser — no programming skills needed. Or use Custom Web Publishing to create custom, data-driven websites using PHP or XML.
ODBC/JDBC Support Use ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) to read from and write to FileMaker solutions hosted by FileMaker Server in conjunction with external programs and development tools. Support up to 50 simultaneous ODBC/JDBC remote connections.

New in FileMaker Server 14

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Reconnect to server If you lose your network connection or the server goes down, FileMaker Pro automatically reconnects to FileMaker Server when it’s available again — just like you can with FileMaker Go. Now FileMaker Pro puts you back to where you were in your solution before you were disconnected — so you can continue right where you left off.
Security enhancements Increase the security of FileMaker Server 14 with enhanced password controls. When creating passwords, the Admin Console will indicate the strength of your password — either weak or strong. Plus, set a hint to remember your password or re-set your password by entering a 4-digit pin number that you set up when installing FileMaker Server.
Standby server For experienced server administrators there is a new standby server option in FileMaker Server 14 to ensure higher availability of your business data. If your primary server ever goes down, type in a set of commands via the Command Line Interface to switch over to the standby server. Data on the standby server is also included in your scheduled backups.

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