Security and utilities

Sophos Endpoint Antivirus

University site licensed antivirus software. Recommended for non-SSD University owned equipment.


Microsoft Security Essentials (home use)

Provides free real-time protection for your Windows home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Recommended for personal use.



Open source Windows utility for manipulating archives. Full support for the following formats: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR.

Already installed on...

  • Student computer cluster PCs
  • Standard Staff Desktop PCs
  • Remote desktop

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Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.


UNIX server software

SUN Microsystems are a major supplier of desktop and server UNIX computer systems to the University. IT Services runs a SunSpectrum support contract on behalf on the University.

For support with purchasing Unix systems, please contact Derek Higgins.

Oracle RDBMS

IT Services has a licence for the Enterprise Edition of Oracle RDBMS. The licence covers the University for campus-wide use of the enterprise edition.

The site licence includes JServer Enterprise Edition, InterMedia, Networking Kit, Objects for OLE, Advanced Replication Option, Distributed Option, Parallel Query option, SQL Plus, Visual Information Retrieval and Workflow. Also included are Advanced Backup & Recovery, Queuing, Connection Manager & Pooling, 64-bit option, MPI, OCI, ODBC Driver, Enterprise Manager and Enterprise backup utility.

If you wish to obtain this product please contact the IT helpdesk providing:

  • Your details (name, job title, unit, email address, telephone extension)
  • Target platform details (operating system, IP Number, name of the server)
  • Version of Oracle
  • Details of your Database Administrator (name, email address, telephone extension)

Please note it is your responsibility to ensure the software delivered to you is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Site Licence (Teaching, Research and Administration in the University of Glasgow).