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Essential Stanford Software (ESS)

ESS is a collection of applications that help you plug into the Stanford network (SUNet) and access University computing services safely and securely. Applications are available for both Windows and Macintosh computers.


  • Site-licensed anti-malware software.
  • File transfer software.
  • Automatic software updates for site-licensed Stanford software.

Getting started

See Software Downloads for Windows or Software Downloads for Mac OS X.

Learn more

Connecting to the Stanford network


Last modified February 9, 2016