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, 2014.

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 October 16, 2014, Apple released OS X version 10.10 Yosemite. For more information, click here.





Operating System

OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, & Yosemite

Windows 7 SP18.1 Update


Local standard/
FileMaker Pro 12.0.x & 13.0.x

Local standard/
FileMaker Pro 12.0.x & 13.0.x

Email - IMAP/POP

Thunderbird [current version]
also supported
Mail 5.3 [10.7.x]
Mail 6.2 [10.8.x]
Mail 7.2 [10.9.x]
Mail 8.2 [10.10.x]

Thunderbird [current version]
also supported
Outlook 2010 SP1

Email - Exchange 

Entourage 2008 EWS
Outlook 2011 SP3
Mail 8.2 [10.10.x]

Outlook 2010 SP1 
Outlook 2013 SP1


Fetch 5.7.4 WS_FTP Professional 12.3

Instant Messaging

Adium 1.5.10
iChat 6.0.x [10.7.x] 
Messages 7.0.x [10.8.x]
Messages 8.0.x [10.9.x/10.10.x]

Pidgin 2.10.9

Multimedia Players

Flash Player
QuickTime Player X    
Flip4Mac 3.3.x

Flash Player
QuickTime Player 7.7.x
Windows Media Player 12

Office Suite

Microsoft Office 2008 SP2 & 2011 SP3 Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 & 2013 SP1


PowerPoint 2008 SP2 & 2011 SP3 PowerPoint 2010 SP1 & 2013 SP1


Excel 2008 SP2 & 2011 SP3 Excel 2010 SP1 & 2013 SP1

Word Processor 

Word 2008 SP2 & 2011 SP3 Word 2010 SP1 & 2013 SP1

Portable Documents (PDF)

Adobe Reader XI 11.0.10 Adobe Reader XI 11.0.10

Personal Firewall

Built-in Built-in

Kerberos Ticket Manager

Built-in (preferences installer available) Kerberos for Windows 3.2.2

AirPennNet Wireless Access

XpressConnect 5.0.x XpressConnect 5.0.x
contains SecureW2 Enterprise Client 3.5.x

Spyware/Adware Protection 

  Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.41b

Virus Protection 

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.41b

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 CS6 & CC Dreamweaver CS6 & CC

Web Browser

Firefox [current version]
Firefox 31esr
Safari 6.2.x
Safari 7.1.x
Safari 8.0.x
Chrome [current version]

Firefox [current version]
Firefox 31esr
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 11
Chrome [current version]

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Date Posted: July 1, 2014 Tags: Provider Resource, Supported Product, Essentials

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