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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, 2017.

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 local support provider 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.

On July 29, 2015, Microsoft released Windows 10. For general information on Windows 10, click here. Information on compatibility with specific applications is listed in each application link below.

On September 25, 2017, Apple released macOS version 10.13 Sierra. For general information on Sierra, click here. Information on compatibility with specific applications is listed in each application link below.

 

Product

macOS

Windows

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

Database

Local standard/
FileMaker Pro 13.0.x & 14.0.x

Local standard/
FileMaker Pro 13.0.x & 14.0.x

Email - IMAP/POP

Thunderbird [current version]
also supported
Mail 8.2 [10.10.x]
Mail 9.x [10.11.x]
Mail 10.x [10.12.x]

Thunderbird [current version]
 

Email - Office365

Outlook 2011 SP3
Outlook 2016

supported but not recommended
Mail 8.2 [10.10.x]
Mail 9.x [10.11.x]
Mail 10.x [10.12.x]

Outlook 2013 SP1
Outlook 2016

FTP Fetch 5.7.6 WS_FTP Professional 12.3

Instant Messaging

Adium 1.5.10.x
Messages 8.0 [10.10.x]
Messages 9.x [10.11.x]
Messages 10.x [10.12.x]

Pidgin 2.12.x

Media Flash Player 26.0.0.151 Flash Player 26.0.0.151
Office Suite Microsoft Office 2011 SP3 & 2016 Microsoft Office 2013 SP1 & 2016
Presentation PowerPoint 2011 SP3 & 2016 PowerPoint 2013 SP1 & 2016
Spreadsheet  Excel 2011 SP3 & 2016 Excel 2013 SP1 & 2016
Word Processor  Word 2011 SP3 & 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 Disk Encryption  Symantec Drive Encryption Symantec Drive Encryption
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 Authoring Dreamweaver CC version 2017.x Dreamweaver CC version 2017.x

Web Browser

Firefox [current version]
Firefox 52esr
Safari 10.1.x, 11.0.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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