Microsoft Office

We are happy to announce that SIO has joined the UCSD Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement (MCCA). All SIO employees (both academic and staff) are now licensed to install the Microsoft Office applications for free.

To request access to the Office installers, please fill out the web form here. Note that we are asking everyone to also install the Qualys security package at the same time, as it will allow us to increase our compliance profile for our funding agencies

Submit a Request
Adobe Professional

Coming soon

Adobe Creative cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud licensing is available for purchase upon request with the flexibility of licensing programs a-la-carte or the suite as a whole, depending on individual need.


  • Captivate
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Creative Cloud
  • Lightroom

Cost: Prices vary annually and by product.

Please send an email to to inquire over pricing. 




  • Recognizes behaviors of ransomware and prevents it from encrypting files.
  • Allows the return of files to a known good state if the ransomware does somehow manage to encrypt files. 

University Owned Devices

  • FireEye HX is for UC San Diego owned equipment only at this time and can be provided by SIO IT.
  • Cost: None

Personal Devices

  • Sophos Home for Windows, Mac or Linux is recommended.


Cisco VPN

VPN creates a virtual connection over public networks. Cisco VPN is required in order to connect to campus resources such libraries, systems, and servers.

VPN AnyConnect Client - Download the client for secure access to UCSD services.

  • Android 4.x
  • GNU/Linux
  • iPhone/iPad 6.x and Above
  • Mac OS X 10.10 and Above
  • Windows 10

Cost: None

Please visit the Blink Virtual Private Networks (VPN) at UCSD page for more information.



Cloud backup solution that allows users to control backups of their system. CrashPlan backs up data automatically, with no user intervention required, and enables users to easily restore their own data.


  • $100/year per individual with unlimited cloud backup storage.
  • Up to 4 devices per individual license.
  • Mac, Linux, Windows

Cost: $100/year

Request CrashPlan Backup Services


Duo Two-Step Authentication

Login credentials are more important than ever as we remote work. Duo two-step login initiates once a user has entered their username and password. Two-step login increases account security be preventing anyone but the user from accessing their account, even if the password has been compromised.

Information on Duo Two-Step including how to register a device and using VPN can be found on the campus Two-Step Login page.

More information and instructions are available on Blink.

Cost: None


Managed Lab Machine (MLM)

Managed Lab Machine Enrollment Form


Language, apps, and built-in math functions enable users to explore multiple approaches to arrive at a solution.

Platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux

UCSD has a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license for MATLAB, Simulink, and all-on products. Visit UCSD MATLAB Portal to see a list of Products.


  • Faculty and Staff
  • Students

Cost: Varies by Product


Available to

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Researchers

Platform: Windows

Software modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided (CAE) computer program.

Cost: Varies by Product