REMAIN VIGILANT! Please Be Aware of an Increase in Cyberattacks at UC Riverside

UC Riverside is a prime target of attacks from cybercriminals, including but not limited to phishing, ransomware, and job offer scams. Some of these attacks have already claimed victims at UCR this year. The financial, mental, and emotional toll of cyber crime is immense, which is why ITS wants to remind the Highlander community to follow cybersmart practices and remain vigilant when using technology. Visit for current security alerts. Visit for cybersmart tips and resources. 


ITS provides the ability for faculty, staff and students to obtain certain software titles at a substantial discount. In many cases we work with other UC campuses to obtain the best possible pricing. The goal of our site licensing service is to provide software that is widely used on campus in instruction and research. 

View the offerings below and visit the Site License website for download instructions of each available software. For questions about downloading software please contact ITS BearHelp at (951) 827-IT4U (4848), ;or submit a ticket here.

Adobe Acrobat is a family of application software and Web services developed by Adobe Systems to view, create, manipulate, print and manage files in Portable Document Format. The family comprises Acrobat Reader, Acrobat Pro DC 2017 and Acrobat Cloud Base Applications. 

Anti-Virus & Anti-Spam
UCR provides various tools and services in support of desktop security including anti-virus software. Many of these tools are integrated into the newer operating systems such as Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials.  

  • Sophos Anti-Virus
    Sophos Anti-Virus, like its competitors Norton and McAfee, works in two ways: it prevents viruses from executing, and it removes them if it finds that one has already executed. In order to do this, Sophos maintains a database of known viruses and how to remove them, and updates the anti-virus program periodically to ensure that the computer is protected from the newest threats.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials & Windows Defender
    Depending on your version of Windows, either product can help protect against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. You can use it anytime to scan for malware if your computer isn't working properly or you clicked a suspicious link online or in an email message.

Dell Computers
Departments may purchase Dell computer products through a volume license agreement by contacting the campus representative, Jerry Sivret, at 800-274-7799 ext. 5139378 or Visit the vendor home page: or View the Dell Agreement.

UC Riverside maintains a campus site license agreement with ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.) for most of their products. Annual licenses are available for the ArcGIS family of software products, ArcGIS, and many other products.

EViews is an application for academic researchers, corporations, government agencies, and students access to powerful statistical, forecasting, and modeling tools through an innovative, easy-to-use object-oriented interface.

FileMaker is the tool you use to create a custom app. You also use FileMaker to access your app on a Windows or Mac computer. Start by importing data from a spreadsheet or using a built-in Starter app to manage contacts, inventory, meetings, and more. 

JMP helps you tackle your routine and difficult statistical problems. From easily accessing your data from various sources, to using quick, reliable data preparation tools, and performing choice statistical analyses. 

Maple application enables them to focus on new concepts without getting lost in the mechanics of the calculations, providing illuminating visualizations that promote understanding, and helps with the development through interactive explorations that give immediate results.

Mathematica provides capabilities to work and analyze algorithms across all areas, capable of handling large-scale problems, with parallelism, GPU computing.

MATLAB student-use software provides the same tools that professional engineers and scientists use every day within a lab environment.

UCR participates in two volume-licensing agreements with Microsoft through the University of California and our software reseller SHI: the Select Agreement and the Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement (MCCA).

Parallels Desktop for Mac, by Parallels, is software providing hardware virtualization for Macintosh computers with Intel processors.

PaperCut provides simple and affordable print management software for Windows, Mac, Linux.

Qualtrics is a web-based survey creation, collection, and analysis software tool. Can be used for the creation of open surveys, targeted (panel) surveys, and open polling.

SAS (previously "Statistical Analysis System") is a software suite developed by SAS Institute for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics.

SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows.

SPSS (v.24/v.25)
SPSS is a Windows and Amos based program that can be used to perform data entry and analysis and to create tables and graphs. SPSS is capable of handling large amounts of data and can perform all of the analyses covered in the text and much more. SPSS is commonly used in the Social Sciences and in the business world.

STAT v.15
Stata is a complete, integrated statistical software package that provides everything you need for data analysis, data management, and graphics. You can combine and reshape datasets, manage variables, and collect statistics across groups or replicates. You can work with byte, integer, long, float, double, and string variables (including BLOBs and strings up to 2 billion characters). Stata also has advanced tools for managing specialized data such as survival/duration data, time-series data, panel/longitudinal data, multilevel data, categorical data, multiple-imputation data, and survey data.

Endpoint Protection Cloud is a security-as-a-service solution for organizations with limited IT resources. It manages PC, Mac, mobile devices and servers from a single console. It protects against today’s ransomware, zero-day threats and other sophisticated attacks with multi-layered technologies like advanced machine learning and behavior analysis.

Wolfram Alpha
Mathematica provides a single integrated, continually expanding system that covers the breadth and depth of technical computing.