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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 1, 2023.

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 minimum supported version of Windows 11 is 22H2.

The supported and recommended version of macOS is macOS 13.x Ventura.

Product macOS Windows
Operating System macOS Big Sur, Monterey, & Ventura Windows 11 (version 22H2 & above)

Supported but not recommended for new systems:

Windows 10 (version 22H2)
Database Local standard/

FileMaker Pro 19.6.x & 2023
Local standard/

FileMaker Pro 19.x & 2023
IMAP Email Client for Google Workspace Thunderbird [current version] Thunderbird [current version]
Office365 Email Client Supported and recommended:


Supported but not recommended:

Apple Mail
Supported and recommended:

FTP Fetch 5.8.3 WS_FTP Professional 12.6
Office Suite Recommended:

Microsoft Office O365

Supported but not recommended:

Microsoft Office 2019 & 2021 (perpetual releases)

Microsoft Office O365

Supported but not recommended:

Microsoft Office 2019 & 2021 (perpetual releases)
Portable Documents (PDF) Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader
Personal Firewall Built-in Built-in
AirPennNet Wireless Access JoinNow JoinNow
Spyware/Adware/Virus Protection  Sophos Home (personally-owned systems) Sophos Home (personally-owned systems)
Endpoint Detection and Response CrowdStrike (University-owned systems) CrowdStrike (University-owned systems)
Video Conferencing Zoom Zoom
Password Management LastPass LastPass
Whole Drive Encryption  FileVault 2 BitLocker
Telephony - PennFlex Phone Client Vonage Mobile app with Webex Vonage Mobile app with Webex
Terminal Emulation - Kerberos VT100 PowerTerm HostExplorer
Terminal Emulation - tn3270   PowerTerm HostExplorer
Terminal Emulation - Secure Shell  PowerTerm SecureCRT

Web Browser

Chrome [current version]
Firefox [current version]
Firefox esr
Safari 16.x

Chrome [current version]
Firefox [current version]
Firefox esr
Edge [current version]

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