Administration And Management
On the management side, enhanced database structure reporting aids in development and troubleshooting of complex solutions. In addition, Jacobson touted FileMaker's suitability in virtualized environments.
New security features in the Advanced and Server versions include end-to-end database and communications encryption with 256-bit AES.
Developer tool enhancements in FileMaker 13 include improvements to the script debugger tools and new administration tools for the server component, including remote server admin access over TCP/IP.
Via ODBC and JDBC, FileMaker can connect to other databases. With its robust charting and reporting capabilities, it can also function as a front-end suite for other enterprise databases.