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, 2015.

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 30, 2015, Apple released OS X version 10.11 El Capitan. For general information on El Capitan, click here. Information on compatibility with specific applications is listed in each application link below.





Operating System

OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, & El Capitan

Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 Update, & 10


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 6.2 [10.8.x]
Mail 7.2 [10.9.x]
Mail 8.2 [10.10.x]
Mail 9.x [10.11.x]

Thunderbird [current version]
also supported
Outlook 2010 SP1

Email - Exchange 

Outlook 2011 SP3
Mail 8.2 [10.10.x]
Mail 9.x [10.11.x]

Outlook 2010 SP1 
Outlook 2013 SP1


Fetch 5.7.5 WS_FTP Professional 12.3

Instant Messaging

Messages 7.0.x [10.8.x]
Messages 8.0 [10.9.x/10.10.x]
Messages 9.x [10.11.x]

Pidgin 2.10.11


Flash Player

Flash Player

Office Suite

Microsoft Office 2011 SP3 & 2016 Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 & 2013 SP1


PowerPoint 2011 SP3 & 2016 PowerPoint 2010 SP1 & 2013 SP1


Excel 2011 SP3 & 2016 Excel 2010 SP1 & 2013 SP1

Word Processor 

Word 2011 SP3 & 2016 Word 2010 SP1 & 2013 SP1

Portable Documents (PDF)

Adobe Reader XI 11.0.13
Adoeb Acrobat Reader DC 15.x

Adobe Reader XI 11.0.13
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 15.x

Personal Firewall

Built-in Built-in

Kerberos Ticket Manager

Built-in (preferences installer available) Kerberos for Windows 4.0.1

AirPennNet Wireless Access

XpressConnect 5.0.x XpressConnect 5.0.x

Spyware/Adware Protection 

  Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6.x

Virus Protection 

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6 MP2 Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.6.x

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 CS6 & CC Dreamweaver CS6 & CC

Web Browser

Firefox [current version]
Firefox 38esr
Safari 6.2.x
Safari 7.1.x
Safari 8.0.x
Safari 9.0.x
Chrome [current version]

Firefox [current version]
Firefox 38esr
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 11
Chrome [current version]

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Date Posted: July 1, 2015 Tags: Provider Resource, Supported Product, Essentials

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