The Arkansas Fidlar eByte – April 2018

Cross County moves to BASTION Hosted-Server Environment

  • BASTION provides Disaster Recovery plan
  • Cyber-attacks continue to effect Circuit Clerk
  • Clerk retains function in county-wide infection
  • Complete server management by Fidlar

Fidlar Technologies proudly offers products and services that focus on local government, particularly the Circuit Clerk’s Office. BASTION, our hosted server offering, provides a Land Records solution that is both secure and reliable. All Land Records images and data are stored on Fidlar hosted production servers located in a communications grade colocation facility which are then backed up at a secondary location. Your office will have the peace-of-mind knowing that your county’s images and data are safe and usable to staff, remote searchers, and constituents at all times and especially if natural disaster or server failure were to ever strike our local office.

As natural disasters pose a threat to the status of your Official Public Record, non-natural disasters pose a threat that is more pointed to local government offices. Malware and ransomware strikes pose an imminent threat to the Circuit Clerk’s Office. BASTION offers technical security for your office against cyber threats.

BASTION also provides the unique ability for the Circuit Clerk’s office to maintain recording function if the entire courthouse were ever to be infected by a cyber-attack. As data is processed with AVID, it is securely transferred and then stored within two separate remote locations. This infrastructure ensures a safe and effective plan in the instance that county data was ever hacked. If the primary BASTION server environment were to be jeopardized, the backed up data will be able to get your office resuming activity within hours of the incident.

BASTION greatly serves offices that may not have internal technical support. When the service is in place at the county, Fidlar takes on the full responsibility of maintaining and managing database servers to ensure that proper measure is taken to keep them fully operational and fully protected. The BASTION environment alleviates the large cost of hardware, obligatory software licensing fees and removes the need for backup procedures typically required of the Circuit Clerk’s Office.



“A few things in the office were in need of being upgraded. In particular, our servers needed work so the idea of switching the office to a hosted-environment through Fidlar made sense. By making the switch to BASTION, I know office data will be safeguarded, which is a great load off of our shoulders. We can go forward, knowing that Cross County’s records can withstand any possibility of a disaster striking.” – Rhonda Sullivan, Cross County Circuit Clerk & Recorder