SOURCE: WorldSync, Inc.

November 28, 2007 11:08 ET

WorldSync, Inc. Ships fmDataGuard 1.1

Now With Support to Log Viewed Data, fmDataGuard Provides Audit Technology to Meet Regulatory Compliance, Instant Data Rollback and Quick Recovery From Crash or Corruption

BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwire - November 28, 2007) - WorldSync, Inc. today released fmDataGuard™ 1.1, with new support for logging Viewed data, and new SQL query and execution capabilities.

fmDataGuard 1.1 provides those solutions built with FileMaker® Pro software with the technological basis for regulatory audit trail compliance, logs all data changes, and allows for instant data rollback or quick recovery from a crash or corruption. The new View option for data logging gives the developer another choice for control over which, and how, events are logged.

Beyond new support for logging Viewed data, fmDataGuard also introduces a new SQL Execute capability. Developers can now send dynamic SQL queries and execute functions directly to FileMaker, enabling them to include data modifications to remote tables, constantly update data in layouts, perform data updates without requiring special relationships, or construct advanced relationships including "or" criteria.

fmDataGuard 1.1 is also a maintenance release with minor, optional function enhancements and fixes to reported issues. The fmDataGuard 1.1 update is available free of charge to all registered fmDataGuard customers from the WorldSync, Inc. web site at: http://worldsync.com/fmDataGuardDemoPg/.

"We recently learned HIPAA mandates can be interpreted to require logging when a record is even viewed, irrespective of modification, printing or some other action," explained Jason Erickson, president and CEO of WorldSync, Inc. "So, we added the logging capability for viewed data straight away. With this addition, we're more confident that fmDataGuard practically meets the technological audit trail regulatory requirements on its own, while simultaneously making it easier to recover from a crash or from errors caused by users."

"HIPAA encompases a lot of requirements and fmDataGuard solves the audit trail requirements of HIPAA really well," explained Rich Carlton, senior engineer and CEO, R.C. Consulting, Inc. "fmDataGuard addresses audit trail issues in a smooth and seamless way, and in a fairly automatic fashion for the developer. That leaves the developer open to focus on the remaining HIPAA compliance requirements related to security, reporting, backup strategies, and the like. fmDataGuard easily cuts the time required to address HIPAA in half."

fmDataGuard provides complete audit trail capture, with no scripting, layout modifications, or custom development required. fmDataGuard can capture all Add, View, Change and Delete actions to a separate table, keeping a field-level change history. The resultant fmDataGuard log meets the audit log requirements for regulatory mandates such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and European Union Privacy (Basel II) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

In addition, fmDataGuard makes it easy to recover from a crash or corruption, and to revert undesired data modifications. fmDataGuard uses the logged changes to empower administrators to roll back data in a single button click. Similarly, administrators can roll forward using log data to reconcile the last known good backup with the current state of the database since that backup, hence updating the backup, all in one button click. If needed, data recovery is provided for both the field-level and the record-level modifications. fmDataGuard also supports logging of custom events, such as user login and logout, report generation and much more. Setup of fmDataGuard is an easy three-step process, with an optional fourth step to capture Viewed records.

Compatibility, Availability and Pricing

fmDataGuard is available today directly from WorldSync, Inc., priced at US$1250 for a server license.

Vertical application developer licenses are available for US$1850 per application, allowing vertical application developers to provide audit trail regulatory technical compliance, rollback and roll forward capabilities through the deployment of fmDataGuard within their application.

Small companies and those wanting to try fmDataGuard on a more limited basis can do so using a US$150 per user license. fmDataGuard requires FileMaker Pro 8.5 or higher and FileMaker Server 8.0v4 or higher. For additional detail, see http://www.worldsync.com/.

fmDataGuard is available immediately from WorldSync, Inc. at http://www.worldsync.com/.

About WorldSync, Inc.

WorldSync, Inc. is a FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum member and developer of world-class tools for FileMaker developers. WorldSync's award-winning and patented flagship product, SyncDeK, provides anytime, anywhere data replication among FileMaker Pro applications and SQL data sources. WorldSync's fmDataGuard logs all data changes for regulatory compliance, and provides instant data rollback or quick recovery from a crash or corruption. WorldSync, Inc. is a privately held company, headquartered in Berkeley, Calif. Additional information about WorldSync, Inc., SyncDeK and fmDataGuard can be found at http://www.worldsync.com/.

WorldSync, fmDataGuard and the WorldSync logo are trademarks, and SyncDeK is a registered trademark of WorldSync, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

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