We are an Australian company who specialises in securing Internet technologies for our global business customers. We have been operating for 7 years, and in that time have built and currently deliver several “software as a service” services to help businesses manage email, archival, staff web browsing, etc.
About the design
We need a process diagram which visualises the process of filtering massive quantities of spam, viruses, phishing and other threats from business emails. Unlike on-site appliance-style products which perform similar functions, this filtering occurs in several layers within our infrastructure “in the cloud”, remote from our customers’ networks and servers. This model allows us to defend our customers against Internet-borne threats before they approach customers’ networks and staff.
Inbound and outbound customer email is first analysed by our perimeter defences which rejects obvious spam and viruses. Email which passes is then content-inspected, and is either delivered to our customers’ mail servers (for inbound mail) or the final destination (for outbound mail) if clean, or either placed in ‘quarantine’ or deleted if it contains unwanted material.
Messages which are quarantined can be inspected online via our management portal, and released (i.e. delivered) if they’re deemed acceptable.
This process diagram is likely to be used in several ways:
- Print media, brochures, flyers, posters, etc.
- On our web site
- In promotional video presentationsInitially we are looking for a static diagram for print use, but will likely request that the winning design be later animated for use online (e.g. with Flash) and in video media.