SOURCE: Crooked Arm Consulting Corp.

March 21, 2007 10:00 ET

Crooked Arm Ships Gladys 1.0

Gladys Eavesdrops on FileMaker Server Systems to Provide Database Administrators Unprecedented Server Monitoring and Notification Capabilities

BERKELEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- Crooked Arm Corp. today shipped Gladys™ 1.0, a utility for FileMaker® Server administrators that automatically monitors FileMaker servers and generates custom notifications. Gladys runs on Mac OS X to monitor FileMaker servers on both Mac and Windows. Developed under the code name of "Eavesdrop," Gladys 1.0 is available immediately directly from Crooked Arm at

"Gladys is the first product that ensures the database administrator is the first to know about an access issue," said Stuart Gripman, founder and president of Crooked Arm. "Before Gladys, notification was typically provided by a frantic, unhappy user on the phone, or a system of complex, extreme customization. Now, administrators have a straightforward product that lets them rest easy, knowing if a system or file becomes unavailable, they can be notified almost anywhere with details that help them troubleshoot."

"Our SyncDeK developers create systems that organizations rely on to access their data any time, anywhere," explained Jason Erickson, founder and CEO of WorldSync, Inc, and Gladys beta tester. "Gladys worked as advertised in our testing, providing any time, anywhere notification that a server or database has gone down. The headache that Gladys eliminates is huge, particularly the nightmare scenario of having a client's boss discover a down server first. WorldSync will definitely recommend our Mac FileMaker developers also use Gladys."

Gladys is a customizable server administrator's tool that monitors FileMaker server availability, specific file availability and specific account status. Gladys can be configured to provide information notifications to administrators directly on screen, via email or text message. Gladys can also trigger AppleScripts for ultimate flexibility. Gladys supports password protected FileMaker Servers.

Pricing and Availability

Gladys is available today, running on Mac OS X 10.4 or later for monitoring mixed-platform Mac and Windows FileMaker Server environments. Gladys is priced at $199 for a single-server license including 5 agents; $499 for a pro license that includes an unlimited number of agents; and $999 for a site license.

About Crooked Arm Corp.

Headquartered in Berkeley, California, Crooked Arm Corp. is a FileMaker Solutions Alliance Partner company that provides powerful and intuitive FileMaker solutions to suit the unique needs of each client. Crooked Arm clients are set apart by discerning taste for elegant solutions that are visually pleasing and easy to use while addressing complex business-driven needs. Additional information can be found at

Gladys, the Gladys icon, Crooked Arm, and the Crooked Arm logo are trademarks of Crooked Arm Corp. FileMaker and the file folder logo are the registered trademarks of FileMaker, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. Mac, Macintosh, AppleScript and the Mac logo are the trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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