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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, 2019.

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 10.14 Mojave. Information on compatibility with specific applications is listed in each application link below.

 

Product

macOS

Windows

Operating System macOS Sierra, High Sierra, & Mojave Windows 7 SP110 (Fall Creator Update & above)

Database

Local standard/
FileMaker Pro 16.0.x & 17.0.x

Local standard/
FileMaker Pro 16.0.x & 17.0.x

IMAP Email Client for (G Suite)

Thunderbird [current version]
also supported
Mail 10.x [10.12.x]
Mail 11.x [10.13.x]
Mail 12.x [10.14.x]

Thunderbird [current version]
 

Office365 Email Client

supported and recommended:
Outlook 2016

supported but not recommended:
Mail 10.x [10.12.x]
Mail 11.x [10.13.x]

supported and recommended:
Outlook 2016

FTP Fetch 5.7.7 WS_FTP Professional 12.6
Media Flash Player Flash Player
Office Suite Recommended: Microsoft Office O365 Supported but not Recommended: Microsoft Office 2013 SP12016 & 2019 (perpetual releases)
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 JoinNow JoinNow
Spyware/Adware Protection  Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.2 Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.2
Virus Protection Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.2 Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.2
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 & 12.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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