The Illinois Fidlar eByte – July 2018

Cybersecurity Delivered with BASTION

  • BASTION protects county data against cyber-attacks
  • Clerk/Recorder retains function in county-wide infection
  • Absolute back-up redundancy for recorded data

Fidlar is pleased to offer products and services that assist with advancing the abilities of the Clerk/Recorder’s Office. With AVID BASTION, the hosted-server environment, office staff will process and record documents into the official repository in the most secure manner possible. The service provides an increased degree of data security and disaster preparedness to protect county offices and the Official Public Record.

With BASTION, 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.

Just as natural disasters pose a threat to the Clerk/Recorder’s Office, non-natural disasters pose a threat that is more pointed to the status of a county’s recorded historical data. Malware and ransomware strikes pose an imminent threat to the Recorder’s Office. BASTION offers technical security for your office against the possibilities of cyber threats.

BASTION also provides the unique ability for the Clerk/Recorder’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.

As a service, BASTION provides your office with the peace-of-mind knowing that your county’s images and data will remain in a state that ensures a full and absolute recovery in the face of disaster.



“Cybersecurity is still essential to properly protect land record data and I feel good knowing that Shelby County will soon move onto the hosted BASTION service, which will be a big benefit to us. I am grateful to Fidlar for offering this because we know we will be on safe ground if anything at all were to happen. With BASTION, our data will be kept secure and protected from any possible danger.” – Jessica Fox, Shelby County Clerk/Recorder


Number of Counties by State currently utilizing BASTION