FileMaker Server 5.5 Now Available From FileMaker, Inc.

Fast, Reliable FileMaker Database Hosting Software Now Available for Windows

2000, Mac OS X (Cocoa) and Red Hat(R) Linux



Jul 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from FileMaker, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- FileMaker, Inc. announced the
 immediate availability of FileMaker Server 5.5 (Worldwide English version), a
 powerful, multi-protocol software application for hosting FileMaker Pro 5 and
 5.5 databases.
     Designed to match the evolving platform preferences of workgroups,
 FileMaker now adds Red Hat Linux support to FileMaker Server 5.5. Linux is
 growing rapidly as a server platform, especially for workgroup deployments.
 FileMaker Server 5.5 will also run on Windows 2000 (now logo-certified),
 Windows NT, Mac OS X (native, user interface developed based on Cocoa, the
 advanced object-oriented technology from Apple Computer) and Mac OS 8.6 and
 later.
     To better fit with standard IT requirements, FileMaker Server 5.5 includes
 authentication of guests against a Windows domain and support for LDAP
 (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) service. FileMaker Server 5.5 provides
 database hosting for up to 250 FileMaker Pro 5 and 5.5 database clients and
 125 open FileMaker Pro 5 and 5.5 files. The estimated U.S. retail price of
 FileMaker Server 5.5 is $999, and volume pricing is available under FileMaker
 volume license programs. Upgrades from prior versions of FileMaker Server are
 available at $499 (U.S. estimated retail price).
     "With a choice to host and administer FileMaker Pro databases now on
 either Mac OS X, Linux, or Windows 2000 Servers, FileMaker Server 5.5 offers
 enterprise workgroups and IT management the ideal way to deploy and protect
 FileMaker Pro databases," said FileMaker, Inc. President Dominique Goupil.
 
     Beta Customers Praise FileMaker Server 5.5
     "I've seen many software packages in 25 years, and seen many ports for
 databases. The server side port of FileMaker Server 5.5 to Linux is
 outstanding," said Fred McConnell, Accounting Systems Administrator,
 Schramsberg Vineyards Co. "I definitely would recommend FileMaker Server
 5.5 to all users of Red Hat Linux as a database server alternative. The snappy
 interface, overall speed improvement and performance coupled with such a low
 cost will motivate businesses to choose FileMaker Pro.  When you compare
 easy-to-use FileMaker Server 5.5 on Linux with something expensive like SQL
 server, choosing FileMaker is a no-brainer," McConnell added.
     "Running FileMaker Server 5.5 on Linux has allowed me to coordinate
 administrative functions for FileMaker Pro. Handling the backup of the
 FileMaker Pro tables now occurs along with the backup of other files that are
 being served, said John Taylor, Technical Director, Digital Ink Systems. "This
 (FileMaker Server 5.5) should allow FileMaker to penetrate the IT universe,"
 stated Taylor.
 
     New Features in FileMaker Server 5.5
     Easy to set up and administer, FileMaker Server 5.5 now automatically
 updates and deploys FileMaker Pro plug-ins to FileMaker Pro 5.5 clients across
 a TCP/IP network. A single update of a plug-in on the server, updates all
 users of a FileMaker solution. Administrators may now also register FileMaker
 Server 5.5 on an LDAP server for easy login from FileMaker Pro 5.5 and
 tracking from the IT department. Also, whenever developers and administrators
 work on FileMaker Pro database files in single-user mode, FileMaker Server can
 be set to automatically host the files. As with FileMaker Server 5.0,
 FileMaker Server 5.5 also delivers automatic centralized database backups and
 auto disconnect of idle guests.
 
     FileMaker Server 5.5 Ordering Information and System Requirements
     Volume licensing customers may order FileMaker Server 5.5 starting today
 by calling +1-800-725-2747. Individual copies of FileMaker Server 5.5 may be
 purchased from FileMaker resellers or through the FileMaker Store at
 http://store.filemaker.com .
 
     For specific system requirements, go to
 http://www.filemaker.com/downloads/pdf/factsheet_fms.pdf .
 
     For more information please visit
 http://www.filemaker.com/products/fms_home.html .
 
     FileMaker Inc. is a worldwide leader in database solutions for workgroups
 and individuals, from the desktop to the Web. Its award-winning FileMaker Pro
 line of database software provides relational power, instant and custom Web
 publishing and legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker, Inc., is a subsidiary of
 Apple Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq:   AAPL).
 
     NOTE:  FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S.
 and other countries. Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. in the
 U.S. and other countries All other trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners. Pricing and availability are subject to change without
 notice.
 
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    SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- FileMaker, Inc. announced the
 immediate availability of FileMaker Server 5.5 (Worldwide English version), a
 powerful, multi-protocol software application for hosting FileMaker Pro 5 and
 5.5 databases.
     Designed to match the evolving platform preferences of workgroups,
 FileMaker now adds Red Hat Linux support to FileMaker Server 5.5. Linux is
 growing rapidly as a server platform, especially for workgroup deployments.
 FileMaker Server 5.5 will also run on Windows 2000 (now logo-certified),
 Windows NT, Mac OS X (native, user interface developed based on Cocoa, the
 advanced object-oriented technology from Apple Computer) and Mac OS 8.6 and
 later.
     To better fit with standard IT requirements, FileMaker Server 5.5 includes
 authentication of guests against a Windows domain and support for LDAP
 (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) service. FileMaker Server 5.5 provides
 database hosting for up to 250 FileMaker Pro 5 and 5.5 database clients and
 125 open FileMaker Pro 5 and 5.5 files. The estimated U.S. retail price of
 FileMaker Server 5.5 is $999, and volume pricing is available under FileMaker
 volume license programs. Upgrades from prior versions of FileMaker Server are
 available at $499 (U.S. estimated retail price).
     "With a choice to host and administer FileMaker Pro databases now on
 either Mac OS X, Linux, or Windows 2000 Servers, FileMaker Server 5.5 offers
 enterprise workgroups and IT management the ideal way to deploy and protect
 FileMaker Pro databases," said FileMaker, Inc. President Dominique Goupil.
 
     Beta Customers Praise FileMaker Server 5.5
     "I've seen many software packages in 25 years, and seen many ports for
 databases. The server side port of FileMaker Server 5.5 to Linux is
 outstanding," said Fred McConnell, Accounting Systems Administrator,
 Schramsberg Vineyards Co. "I definitely would recommend FileMaker Server
 5.5 to all users of Red Hat Linux as a database server alternative. The snappy
 interface, overall speed improvement and performance coupled with such a low
 cost will motivate businesses to choose FileMaker Pro.  When you compare
 easy-to-use FileMaker Server 5.5 on Linux with something expensive like SQL
 server, choosing FileMaker is a no-brainer," McConnell added.
     "Running FileMaker Server 5.5 on Linux has allowed me to coordinate
 administrative functions for FileMaker Pro. Handling the backup of the
 FileMaker Pro tables now occurs along with the backup of other files that are
 being served, said John Taylor, Technical Director, Digital Ink Systems. "This
 (FileMaker Server 5.5) should allow FileMaker to penetrate the IT universe,"
 stated Taylor.
 
     New Features in FileMaker Server 5.5
     Easy to set up and administer, FileMaker Server 5.5 now automatically
 updates and deploys FileMaker Pro plug-ins to FileMaker Pro 5.5 clients across
 a TCP/IP network. A single update of a plug-in on the server, updates all
 users of a FileMaker solution. Administrators may now also register FileMaker
 Server 5.5 on an LDAP server for easy login from FileMaker Pro 5.5 and
 tracking from the IT department. Also, whenever developers and administrators
 work on FileMaker Pro database files in single-user mode, FileMaker Server can
 be set to automatically host the files. As with FileMaker Server 5.0,
 FileMaker Server 5.5 also delivers automatic centralized database backups and
 auto disconnect of idle guests.
 
     FileMaker Server 5.5 Ordering Information and System Requirements
     Volume licensing customers may order FileMaker Server 5.5 starting today
 by calling +1-800-725-2747. Individual copies of FileMaker Server 5.5 may be
 purchased from FileMaker resellers or through the FileMaker Store at
 http://store.filemaker.com .
 
     For specific system requirements, go to
 http://www.filemaker.com/downloads/pdf/factsheet_fms.pdf .
 
     For more information please visit
 http://www.filemaker.com/products/fms_home.html .
 
     FileMaker Inc. is a worldwide leader in database solutions for workgroups
 and individuals, from the desktop to the Web. Its award-winning FileMaker Pro
 line of database software provides relational power, instant and custom Web
 publishing and legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker, Inc., is a subsidiary of
 Apple Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq:   AAPL).
 
     NOTE:  FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S.
 and other countries. Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. in the
 U.S. and other countries All other trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners. Pricing and availability are subject to change without
 notice.
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X14291514
 
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