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Software for IT Support

A variety of software tools are available to assist UB's IT staff protect UB's data and accounts.

Security Software for IT Staff

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Read, create convert and edit PDF files. Create and analyze forms.
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View and print Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
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Display and interact with TIFF files, a high quality image format, in your Web browser.
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Securely connects to UB from off-campus to access UB services that require a UB IP address (previously known as UBVPN).

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ArcGIS is an integrated collection of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software products.
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Play online learning applications on the Web that were created by Adobe Authorware.
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AutoCAD is a computer-aided design and drafting application that supports 2D and 3D formats.
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Create interactive eLearning content without programming including software demonstrations and simulations using screen recording. Publish content on mobile devices.
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ChemDraw is a chemical structure drawing software package.
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Citrix Receiver is a suite of products that allow client devices (computers) to connect to various desktop virtualization services offered by Citrix.
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Cn3D ("see in 3D") is a helper application for your browser to view 3D stuctures from NCBI's Entrez structure database.
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A series of software suites of graphic design, video editing and Web development applications: Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premier Pro, After Effects.
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Cyberduck is an open source FTP and SFTP client for Mac OS X with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface. It supports all the basic functions to browse servers and transfer multiple files simultaneously.
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View, print, annotate and compare 2D and 3D AutoCAD DWF files without using the original design software.
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Adobe Digital Editions software provides a way to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications.
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Play embedded DivX, AVI, MKV, MP4 and MOV videos on Web pages in a Web browser with greater speed and precision.
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Use your voice to create and edit documents or emails, launch applications, open files, control your mouse and more.
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Web design and development application that provides a visual WYSIWYG editor and a code editor. It provides tranfer and synchronization features for site management.
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Use Emacs, a powerful extensible text editor with the ability to combine comments into macros.
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Reference management software application used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles.
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Open, view and print Microsoft Office Excel workbooks without installing Excel.
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Microsoft Expression Studio is a suite of tools for designing and building web and Windows client applications and rich digital media contents.
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Secure File Transfer Protocol client for Macintosh computers.
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Secure File Transfer Protocol client for Windows computers.
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Browse the Web with Mozilla Firefox, a Web browser that includes advanced security features and protects against pop-ups and spyware.
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Display multimedia presentations, animations, graphics created in Flash and interactive Web sites.
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Multimedia authoring program used to create Flash content such as web applications, games and movies, and content for mobile devices.
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Play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser on your Macintosh computer.
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Manipulate images, retouch photographs and author images.
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Use a compiler for the C programming language.
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Use a compiler for the Fortran 77 programming language.
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Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, the ocean and even galaxies in outer space.
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Access a collection of educational software through My  Virtual Computing Lab for GSE student use.
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Find, remove or secure Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from a computer.
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Identity Finder is a tool that finds personally identifiable information (PII), such as credit card numbers and social security numbers, and assists in securing it from theft. It allows UB to comply with laws that regulate the data that we work with.
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Graphical web browser developed by Microsoft and included with Microsoft Windows operating systems.
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Apple's popular media player and media library application. Use iTunes to access UB on iTunesU content.
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Jave Runtime Environment combines a Java Virtual Machine with Java class libraries in order to execute Java byte code.
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JAWS is a screen reader for those with vision loss that works with popular software programs such as Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer.
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Learn Karel, an educational programming language for beginners. Used in CSE intro classes.
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Verify data integrity, access pre-defined VBScript Libraries, automate scrutinizing of Tivoli Storage Management backup logs and pause in batch files or command shell scripts. Formerly called the UB Active Directory / System Administration VBScript Library.
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Photography software program designed to assist in managing large quantities of digital images and doing post production work.
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Hold virtual conferences, classes or meetings using the Microsoft communication tool, Lync, in conjunction with audio and video hardware.
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Use Lynx, a text-based Web browser.
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Maple helps you analyze, explore, visualize and solve mathematical problems.
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Use Mathematica: math software that integrates numeric and symbolic computations, graphics, programming language documentation and connectivity to other applications.
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Use Mathematica: math software that integrates numeric and symbolic computations, graphics, programming language documentation and connectivity to other applications.
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Use Mathematica: math software that integrates numeric and symbolic computations, graphics, programming language documentation and connectivity to other applications.
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Use Mathematica: math software that integrates numeric and symbolic computations, graphics, programming language documentation and connectivity to other applications.
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Use Mathematica: math software that integrates numeric and symbolic computations, graphics, programming language documentation and connectivity to other applications.
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Use Mathematica: math software that integrates numeric and symbolic computations, graphics, programming language documentation and connectivity to other applications.
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Use Mathematica: math software that integrates numeric and symbolic computations, graphics, programming language documentation and connectivity to other applications.
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Design Science MathPlayer™ enables Microsoft Internet Explorer to display mathematical notation in Web pages.
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Use MATLAB, a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis and numeric computation.
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Media player and media library application used for playing audio and video, and viewing images on Windows computers.
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Easy-to-use statistical software used for quality improvement.
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MyITLab is an online assessment and training plugin that works with Microsoft Office and Computer Concepts.
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Use a text editor for Unix-like computing systems or operating environments using a command line interface.
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There are a few tools that the Information Security Office recommends which are available from outside UB. Some of these tools are for advanced users, and some are commercial.
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Notepad++ is a source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
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Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) provides a common C programming interface for applications to access data from database management systems (DBMS).
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Use Microsoft Office, a productivity suite of software for editing documents, creating spreadsheets, making computer slide shows, reading email and more.
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Use Microsoft Office, a productivity suite of software for editing documents, creating spreadsheets, making computer slide shows, reading email and more.
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Use Microsoft Office, a productivity suite of software for editing documents, creating spreadsheets, making computer slide shows, reading email and more.
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Use Microsoft Office, a productivity suite of software for editing documents, creating spreadsheets, making computer slide shows, reading email and more.
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Use Microsoft Office, a productivity suite of software for editing documents, creating spreadsheets, making computer slide shows, reading email and more.
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Optical character recognition (OCR) application used to convert scanned documents into editable formats.
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Use an open source alternative to Microsoft Office for word processing, creating spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and databases.
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The Oracle Database is an object-relational database management system.
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Some UB-licensed software is available to department staff for UB-owned computers at no additional cost. 
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Completely integrated TeX and LaTeX system for professional typesetting of books, technical journals and other documents.
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Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language.
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Edit images and work with text and vector tools.
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PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for Web development and for general purpose programming use.
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Play DVDs on a Windows computer.
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Purchase software for UB-owned computers at discounted pricing. Some is available through CIT, while other software is available through Logisoft.
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PuTTY is an oper-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application for Windows.
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View video and music files for Macintosh or Windows computers.
R
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Run R, an elegant and comprehensive statistical and graphical programming language that is an alternative to SPSS.
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RasTop is a molecular visualization software adapted from the program RasMol.
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rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Remote Desktop Services. It is recommended for UB students, faculty and staff connecting to My Virtual Computing Lab with a Linux operating system.
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Text to speech software that provides literacy support for learning readers.
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View and listen to network-delivered digital video and audio files in numerous formats including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media, RealAudio and RealVideo.
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With Remote Desktop Connection, you can connect from your Macintosh computer to a Windows-based computer and work with programs and files on that PC. This software is recommended for UB students, faculty and staff connecting to My Virtual Computing Lab.
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Use Respondus to create secure quizzes and surveys that students will take in UBlearns with Respondus LockDown Browser.
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Use Respondus LockDown Browser to prevent printing, copying, acessing other applications or browsing the Web while in a testing environment.
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Manage student results from multiple polling sessions. Can be used to complement or replace UBlearns.
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RSA SecurID is used on computers of UB staff who require administrative access to HUB Student Center. It must be installed by departmental IT staff and requires expert configuration.

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IT staff install RSA SecurID on the computers of UB staff who require administrative access to HUB.
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Use SAS, a very powerful statistical analysis and data management package that uses descriptive menus and simple dialog boxes to accomplish tasks.
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Students, faculty and staff in the School of Engineering have access to these additional titles when they log into Linux stations in Bell 101.
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Easily create documents that contain text, mathematics and graphics.
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Secure File is a service providing whole disk encryption on Windows desktops and laptops, and CIFS file share encryption on designated file servers. This service addresses the requirements for securely storing Regulated Private Data and/or Personally Identifiable Information.
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View websites that have interactive content, presentations and games created by Adobe Director.
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Run rich Internet applications developed in the Microsoft Silverlight applications framework in a Web browser.
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The Software Download Service is a software delivery infrastructure to download software according to agreements between UB and software vendors.
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The Software License Service is an infrastructure to manage CIT services  access to software licenses according to  site license agreements between UB and software vendors.
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Service to negotiate contracts for site-licensed software and adminster the distribution to the campus including programs such as SUNY ITEC and ASI.
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SPSS is an integrated system of computer programs designed for the analysis of social sciences data. The standard package includes Statistics Base, Advanced Statistics and Regression modules.
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Oracle SQL Developer is an integrated development environment that simplifies the development and management of Oracle Database.

Administrative Tools

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Verify data integrity, access pre-defined VBScript Libraries, automate scrutinizing of Tivoli Storage Management backup logs and pause in batch files or command shell scripts.

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Purchase software for UB-owned computers at discounted pricing. Some is available through CIT, while other software is available through Logisoft.

Disaster Recovery Software

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Tivoli Storage Manager is a client/server licensed product that provides storage management services in a multiplatform computer environment.

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