Apple Silicon at Stanford
Apple Silicon Macs feature a different processor from Intel-based Macs. This change in processor, or CPU, represents a change in application development that affects compatibility. Please use this page to learn more about Stanford application compatibility with Apple Silicon-based Macs. To learn more about macOS Big Sur compatibility on Intel-based Macs, please visit this page.
If you would like to help with application testing, request access to this Google Sheet.
Temporary compliance exceptions will be granted, as needed, for Apple Silicon devices until compliance systems update for compatibility.
Compliance (SWDE, VLRE, Enrollment, BigFix): Currently, compliance systems and applications are not compatible with Apple Silicon Macs. Updates to Stanford compliance systems and applications are expected in late January 2021.
Oracle Financials compatibility: Users will get a “Java Application not supported” error while opening any Oracle Form. Learn more about browser recommendations.
|App Name||Version||Apple Silicon Compatibility||Remarks|
|AuriStorFS and AFS at Stanford||0.204+||Compatible||Working to mount AFS volumes. Need to lower Startup Security to allow User Mangement of kernel extensions.|
|Box Sync||4.0.8004||Not Compatible||Medicine Box requires an additional security check that does not work yet on Big Sur/Apple Silicon.|
|Box Drive||2.17.176||Not Compatible||Medicine Box requires an additional security check that does not work yet on Big Sur/Apple Silicon.|
|Cardinal Key||N/A||Not Compatible||In development.|
|CrashPlan||8.5+||Compatible||CrashPlan will not back up most of your files (including documents, your desktop, downloads, and many other files) unless you update your macOS privacy settings to allow Full Disk Access. Learn what is impacted and how to update your macOS privacy settings to allow a full backup.|
|Crowdstrike||6.12+||Compatible||Working through Rosetta2.|
|Device Enrollment||22.214.171.124||Not Compatible||Update expected late January 2021.|
|Google Shared Drives (Google Drive File Stream)||44+||Not Compatible||Awaiting Apple Silicon version from Google.|
|Jabber||12.9.1+||Compatible||Phone calls and chat working.|
|Stanford Anti-Malware (ESET)||6.7.876.0||Not Compatible||Replaced by CrowdStrike.|
|Stanford Desktop Tools||3.2.8||Not Compatible||No longer under development or supported.|
|Stanford Network Registration Tool (SNRT)||5||Not Compatible||Update expected late January 2021.|
|Stanford Software Removal Tool||N/A||Not Compatible|
|SWDE (Stanford Whole Disk Encryption)||126.96.36.199||Not Compatible||Update expected late January 2021.|
|VLRE (Very Light Reporting Engine)||188.8.131.52||Not Compatible||Update expected late January 2021.|
|VPN (Cisco AnyConnect)||4.9.05042||Compatible|
|Zoom Client for Meetings||5.4.4+||Compatible||
Working for meetings and remote support via screen sharing.
Version 5.4.7 brings native Apple Silicon support.