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Current Supported Computing Products

This is the current version of ISC's list of supported and recommended computing software that is widely compatible and in broad use across the University. It was substantially revised for the turn of Penn's fiscal year on July 3, 2018.

The software in the tables below have been recommended by Information Systems & Computing (ISC) for general-purpose campuswide use. Many Schools, Centers, and departments have standardized on the use of specific software. Faculty and staff should speak to their School/Center's IT Support Staff to determine what products are supported before selecting software.

About the tables: Follow the links to find more information about listed products and to locate download links for software that is distributed free of charge to Penn users.

The current version of Windows is Windows 10. Information on compatibility with specific applications is listed in each application link below.

The current version of macOS is macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Information on compatibility with specific applications is listed in each application link below.

 

Product

macOS

Windows

Operating System macOS El Capitan, Sierra & High Sierra Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 Update, & 10 (Fall Creator Update & above)

Database

Local standard/
FileMaker Pro 15.0.x & 16.0.x

Local standard/
FileMaker Pro 15.0.x & 16.0.x

IMAP Email Client for (G Suite)

Thunderbird [current version]
also supported
Mail 9.x [10.11.x]
Mail 10.x [10.12.x]

Mail 11.x [10.13.x]

Thunderbird [current version]
 

Office365 Email Client

support and recommended:
Outlook 2016

supported but not recommended:
Mail 9.x [10.11.x]
Mail 10.x [10.12.x]

Outlook 2016
supported but not recommended
Outlook 2013 SP1
 

FTP Fetch 5.7.7 WS_FTP Professional 12.6
Media Flash Player 30.0.0.134 Flash Player 30.0.0.134
Office Suite Microsoft Office 2016 Microsoft Office 2013 SP1 & 2016
    Presentation PowerPoint 2016 PowerPoint 2013 SP1 & 2016
    Spreadsheet  Excel 2016 Excel 2013 SP1 & 2016
    Word Processor  Word 2016 Word 2013 SP1 & 2016
Portable Documents (PDF) Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version 2017.x Adobe Acrobat Reader DC version 2017.x
Personal Firewall Built-in Built-in
Kerberos Ticket Manager Built-in (preferences installer available) Kerberos for Windows 4.0.1
AirPennNet Wireless Access Cloudpath Cloudpath
Spyware/Adware Protection  Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.0.1 MP1 Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.0.1 MP1
Virus Protection Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.0.1 MP1 Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.0.1 MP1
Password Management LastPass 4.0 LastPass 4.0
Whole Drive Encryption  FileVault BitLocker
Terminal Emulation - Kerberos VT100 dataComet-Secure 10.2.2 HostExplorer 14.0.10
Terminal Emulation - tn3270   dataComet-Secure 10.2.2 HostExplorer 14.0.10
Terminal Emulation - Secure Shell  dataComet-Secure 10.2.2 SecureCRT 7.0.2

Web Browser

Firefox [current version]
Firefox 52esr
Safari 11.x
Chrome [current version]

Firefox [current version]
Firefox 52esr
Internet Explorer 11
Edge [version 38.14393 and above]
Chrome [current version]

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