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Difference between Internet and Intranet

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  • Last Updated : 03 Jul, 2022

Generally, most people are confused between the internet and the intranet. While there are exist lots of differences to differentiate them. 
Internet: 
Internet is used to connect the different networks of computers simultaneously. It is a public network therefore anyone can access the internet. On the internet, there are multiple users and it provides an unlimited of information to the users. 

Intranet: 
Intranet is the type of internet that is used privately. It is a private network therefore anyone can’t access the intranet. On the intranet, there is a limited number of users and it provides a piece of limited information to its users. 

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Now, we shall see the difference between the internet and intranet: 

S.NOInternetIntranet
1.Internet is used to connect different networks of computers simultaneously.Intranet is owned by private firms.
2.On the internet, there are multiple users.On an intranet, there are limited users.
3.Internet is unsafe.Intranet is safe.
4.On the internet, there is more number of visitors.In the intranet, there is less number of visitors.
5.Internet is a public network.Intranet is a private network.
6.Anyone can access the Internet.In this, anyone can’t access the Intranet.
7.The Internet provides unlimited information.Intranet provides limited information.
8.Using Social media on your phone or researching resources via Google.A company used to communicate internally with its employees and share information
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