Advantage Internet Server functionality is embedded into the Advantage Database Server and provides a simple, non-HTML solution to access data through the Internet using existing Advantage applications. Advantage Internet Server functionality allows remote users to experience the same security, integrity, and performance available with LAN-based access to the Advantage Database Server, with the added benefit of using the Internet as one’s own Virtual Private Network (VPN).
The unique non-HTML architecture of Advantage Internet Server functionality eliminates the need for rewriting current database applications in order to access data remotely. By simply obtaining access to the Internet via any local Internet service provider, remote users using the same database application that is used on the LAN can instantly access their database via Advantage Internet Server functionality and the Advantage Database Server.
Since Advantage Internet Server functionality is embedded into the Advantage Database Server, any computer running Windows or Linux that has an Internet (TCP/IP) connection can host the Internet-enabled Advantage Database Server. The Advantage application executable resides on the remote or mobile user’s client PC that has obtained an Internet connection. This allows the remote client PCs to communicate with the Internet-enabled Advantage Database Server bringing real-time client/server access to existing Advantage applications.