What is the Intranet and Extranet?

An internal private network of an organization that can be accessed only by the users of the organization is called Intranet. It uses Internet and Web technologies for sharing information between the users of same organization or company. It looks like a private version of Internet. The information cannot be exchanged outside the organization.

A network of an organization that can be accessed by authorized outside users is called Extranet. It is an extension of Intranet. It is used for business and educational purposes. It uses Internet technology and public telecommunication system for sharing business information with authorized outside users. These users may be customers, suppliers, business partners etc. An outside user accesses the Extranet by using the user name and password.

3 Responses to “What is the Intranet and Extranet?”

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