There are two mandatory campus security packages. 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.

Anti-Malware (Trellix HX)


  • 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.
  • Available for macOS, Windows, Linux.

IGPP research groups should contact IGPP's Help Desk.

All other SIO groups can use these Trellix HX packages.


Note that for personal devices, Sophos Home for Windows, Mac or Linux is an option.

Vulnerability Detection (Qualys)


  • Looks for older and vulnerable software packages.
  • Available for macOS, Windows, Linux, Solaris, ...


IGPP research groups should follow these instructions to install Qualys.

All other SIO groups can use these Qualys packages.

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

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. 

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

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.

The following services will be provided on a per machine monthly charge:

User Management and Provisioning

Including file system permissions and support

CrashPlan Cloud Backups

Included at no extra charge for enrolled Lab Managed Machines
(data backup limits apply)

Firewall and Log Monitoring

Includes configuration of host-based firewall and central log monitoring

Antivirus Installation and Monitoring

Includes virus clean up and disinfection

Patch Monitoring and Mitigation

Including 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
  • Students

Cost: Varies by Product

Microsoft Software

SIO participates in Microsoft's Campus And School Agreement (CASA). All SIO employees (both academic and staff) are licensed to install the Microsoft Office desktop applications for free.

To request access to the Office installers, please fill out the web form below.

Submit a Request

Scripps IT has purchased a multi-user license of the Overleaf Collaborator LaTeX editor to provide it at a significantly cheaper cost to the SIO and larger UC San Diego communities than individual users can obtain.

To order a license, please fill out the web form below.

Submit a Request


Available to

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Researchers

Platform: Windows

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

Cost: Varies by Product