Software support for Scripps Institution of Oceanography faculty, staff and students.
- Adobe Professional
We are happy to announce that all SIO employees (both academic and staff) are now licensed for Adobe Professional DC.
To request a license or verify that one has been assigned to you, please email us at email@example.com.
- 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.
- Creative Cloud
Cost: Prices vary annually and by product.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
IGPP research groups should contact IGPP's Help Desk.
All other SIO groups:
University Owned Devices
- FireEye HX for UC San Diego owned equipment ONLY.
- All SIO systems involved in research should also be running Qualys.
- Cost: None
- 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
- iPhone/iPad 6.x and Above
- Mac OS X 10.10 and Above
- Windows 10
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
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.
- Managed Lab Machine (MLM)
Managed Lab Machine Enrollment FormThe following services will be provided on a per machine monthly charge:
Lab computers (computers attached to lab equipment) without any user management or Linux desktop computers. Scripps IT will ensure that the managed computer will remain in compliance with UCSD Network Security Standards by installing routine security patches, firewall management and attending to virus abatement.
Including file system permissions and support
User Management and Provisioning
Included at no extra charge for enrolled Lab Managed Machines
CrashPlan Cloud Backups
(data backup limits apply)
Firewall and Log MonitoringIncludes configuration of host-based firewall and central log monitoring
Antivirus Installation and MonitoringIncludes virus clean up and disinfection
Patch Monitoring and MitigationIncluding scheduling installation, reboots and roll backs
Note: MLM enrollment is paid by an individual lab, PI, or group. Additionally, user permissions are set (and vary) by group. It is recommended that users exercise caution and ensure software is from a reputable source prior to installation.
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
Cost: Varies by Product
- 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 agenciesSubmit a Request
Using our installers rather than the generic ones available from the campus site allows us to determine immediately that the agents have been installed on SIO systems. Otherwise, they get mixed in with all the other UC San Diego systems.
IGPP research groups should follow these instructions to install Qualys.
All other SIO groups can find the software packages here:
Qualys - Patch status reporting agent (all platforms)
Software modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided (CAE) computer program.
Cost: Varies by Product