Plagiarism detection in your own data processing center
We exclusively offer the installation of our PlagScan plagiarism checker as an on-premises solution, locally on your server within your data processing center (private cloud).
With this solution, documents never leave your organization’s network and your users can access the PlagScan service locally via the intranet.
PlagScan-in-a-BOX is everything you know about PlagScan but as an on-premises solution.
By setting it up within your data processing center...
- documents and personal data never leave the organization’s network, which means absolute legal compliance and data integrity.
- the internal PlagScan software can be accessed from your platform (and can be embedded via API and Plugin) or the standard browser interface.
- your access right management from your organization can directly be applied to PlagScan-in-a-BOX.
Checklist for your data processing center
The most recent stable version of Linux Debian must be installed on a suitable server, including completed DNS and firewall configuration.
Hardware recommendations highly depend on the amount of text being processed (contact us for an individual evaluation). The minimal configuration is:
- 12 processing cores
- SSD HD 120 GB
- Hardware RAID
- RAM 32 GB
The server has to be configured for the internet and your network with a high-speed connection and remote SSH connection for PlagScan with unlimited root access to the designated BOX server.
The address and particularities of a backup server have to be disclosed to the provider.
PlagScan offers you the possibility of a "single sign-on" using the OpenID protocol and a Shibboleth interface alike, while using LDAP data.
Can the BOX also be installed on a virtual machine (vmWare ESX) or is a standalone server necessary for performance reasons?
Above we listed the minimum hardware requirements for your server. Meeting those guarantees that also high peaks and plagiarism checks of very large documents are processed within at most a few hours.
We recommend a standalone server, but when choosing a virtual machine it must be guaranteed that PlagScan has unrestricted root access to the server and that the processing resources that are planned for running the service are in fact available. Otherwise, serious delays at peak usage are inevitable.
Our network administrator does have experience with Fedora/RedHat/CentOS, or others. Is it mandatory that Debian is installed?
PlagScan-in-a-BOX is developed for the most recent stable release of Debian and might not be compatible with different distributions.
Maintenance of the PlagScan-in-a-BOX server (installing updates for Linux and PlagScan) is taken care of by PlagScan - so no detailed knowledge regarding Debian is necessary on your end. Further, given an installation of a minimal operating system, PlagScan may also install Debian itself. If you have questions regarding this matter contact us and we will clear your doubts.
Which server folders need to be backed up?
The basic procedure is a backup server address given to PlagScan and backup is taken care of. If that is not acceptable according to your policies, folders to be backed up are (including subfolders): /etc, /root, /home /var/www.
What ‘single-sign-on’ / directory services can be employed?
We support OpenID, Shibboleth and OpenLDAP / Active Directory. Let us know what your preferred solution is.
Can we remove uploaded documents completely from the system, such that a document is not available for PlagScan at all?
At no point in time documents are available as a whole to anybody else than the account holder, neither using the web service nor PlagScan-in-a-BOX (see also our data-policy).
If you cancel the PlagScan subscription or delete documents from your account that document is completely removed from the system.