FileMaker Server 12
Get reliable, high-performance access to your data
Securely host groups of FileMaker Pro users over a network or on the web by adding FileMaker Server (separate purchase of FileMaker Pro required). It's fast, reliable, easy-to-use server software for securely managing your FileMaker Pro databases.
When using FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone, connect to databases hosted on FileMaker Server for instant access to the most current information. Any changes you make to your data while you’re on the go are immediately accessible to your entire team. Connect to FileMaker Server using a local wireless network or over the Internet using Wi-Fi or 3G.
Or choose FileMaker Server Advanced for Instant Web Publishing capabilities, ODBC/JDBC support, or to connect even larger groups of FileMaker Pro users.
Install FileMaker Server quickly. Manage your databases remotely and automate administrative tasks.
Connect up to 250 FileMaker Pro users by adding FileMaker Server. Plus get greater security and network performance.
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 databases are in use.
Manage user access through external authentication via Active Directory/Open Directory. Use SSL encryption for secure data transfer.
But even for small numbers of users, FileMaker Server is the preferred way to go, and the installation and set-up is much easier to negotiate.
FileMaker claims you can have FileMaker Server installed and running in 20 minutes. It took us about eight.
FileMaker has just the right mix of design and data-management features for developing small-business applications.