Applications

Software application information for the Penn community, including Penn's Supported Products.

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Posted on: April 29, 2013

These are software packages that assist computer lab administrators, or any support providers who manage a large number of networked computers, in the following areas: anti-theft solutions, security and data privacy, and/or malware detection.

Posted on: April 29, 2013

These are software packages that assist computer lab administrators or support providers who need to deploy standard operating system images to a large number of managed networked computers under their control.

Posted on: April 29, 2013

These are popular backup solutions used by LSPs to back up user data. The software packages listed are known for their robustness, features, and/or ease of use.

Posted on: April 23, 2013

VMWare Fusion is Mac OS client virtualization software from VMWare, Inc. With VMWare Fusion, users can run other "guest" operating systems such as Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Linux within a virtual machine, while running the "host" Mac OS...

Posted on: April 17, 2013

PGP Desktop (now known as Symantec Drive Encryption) includes a valuable utility called Shred. When file are deleted in the normal manner, they are either placed in the Recycle Bin or Trash. or simply have all pointers to the data removed from the...

Posted on: April 17, 2013

This article is an introduction to archiving Exchange data using Outlook or Entourage. It offers a definition of archiving (as opposed to making a backup), lists several benefits of archiving, and suggests some archiving strategies.

Archiving...

Posted on: April 16, 2013

Absolute Software's CompuTrace (the corporate version of the consumer-level "LoJack for Laptops") is a tracking application that aids in the recovery of lost or stolen computer systems (and can remotely wipe the system if it is not recovered). Once...

Posted on: April 16, 2013

ThinkVantage System Update is an extremely useful and time-saving software application which aids in updating the Lenovo and IBM middleware that ships with ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre desktops that use Microsoft Windows.

Posted on: April 16, 2013

The software packages discussed in this article are Big Brother, Microsoft Systems Center Operation Manager, and Zabbix. All three are monitoring software geared at making it easy to establish system status, ideally making a check of your network and...

Posted on: April 10, 2013
Supported Product

The built-in network time server in both Windows and OS X operating systems can synchronize your computer's clock with the University's time servers (timeserver1.upenn.edu, timeserver2.upenn.edu, timeserver3.upenn.edu) to allow you...