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Security Checklist

How secure is your FileMaker solution?

AppWorks attended the PauseOnSecurity conference in October of 2018, which ignited our passion for security. The conference findings were surprising, and we learned that many servers and databases previously thought secure are not. We also learned how to secure them.

To help the community, we created this Security Checklist as a means for businesses to evaluate their own security settings and risks. The list below is not exhaustive, but does cover many of the most common risks and settings that can compromise database security.

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Version 2.0 of fmLog – Free Download

Imagine this scenario:
At 4:47 p.m. Fred in sales opens the company’s FileMaker system and navigates to the contact list layout. He selects a contact and clicks a button to print a report of communications in the last three months. A beach ball icon spins for a few seconds, but nothing prints. Assuming something is wrong with the printer, Fred submits a ticket with the IT support desk and goes home for the day.

The next morning, Carrie in marketing wants a list of contacts added to the database in the last month. She logs in and perform a find, but strangely, no contacts show up. She tries again a different way, but gets the same result. Manually scanning the contact table confirms her suspicion: the records are missing. She submits an urgent support ticket to have the most recent backup restored. As the developer of the database, you receive this request minutes later.

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