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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, 2021.

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 and recommended version of Windows 10 is version 2004.

The supported and recommended version of macOS is macOS 11.x Big Sur.

 

Product

macOS

Windows

Operating System macOS Mojave, Catalina, & Big Sur (Apple Silicon & Intel) Windows 10 (version 2004 & above)

Database

Local standard/
FileMaker Pro 18.x & 19.x

Local standard/
FileMaker Pro 18.x & 19.x

IMAP Email Client for Google Workspace

Thunderbird [current version]
also supported
Mail 12.x [10.14.x]

Thunderbird [current version]
 

Office365 Email Client

Supported and recommended:
Outlook

Supported but not recommended:
Apple Mail

Supported and recommended:
Outlook

FTP Fetch 5.8.2 WS_FTP Professional 12.6
Office Suite

Recommended:
Microsoft Office O365

Supported but not recommended:
Microsoft Office 2016 & 2019 (perpetual releases)

Recommended:
Microsoft Office O365

Supported but not recommended:
Microsoft Office 2016 & 2019 (perpetual releases)

Portable Documents (PDF) Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
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.x Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.x
Virus Protection Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.x Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.x
Password Management LastPass 4.0 LastPass 4.0
Whole Drive Encryption  FileVault BitLocker
Telephony - PennFlex Phone Client MobileConnect for Vonage Enterprise MobileConnect for Vonage Enterprise
Terminal Emulation - Kerberos VT100 PowerTerm HostExplorer 15
Terminal Emulation - tn3270   PowerTerm HostExplorer 15
Terminal Emulation - Secure Shell  PowerTerm SecureCRT 8.7.3

Web Browser

Chrome [current version]
Firefox [current version]
Firefox esr
Safari 14.1.x

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

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