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Difference between Intranet and Extranet

  • Last Updated : 25 Nov, 2020

1. Intranet : 
Intranet is owned by a single organization and is a tool for sharing information throughout the organization.It is the type of Internet that is used privately. Since, intranet is a private network so no one can use the intranet whose have not valid username and password. In intranet, there are a limited number of connected devices as compared to internet. Intranet is highly secure and has a small number of visitors. It is used in order to get employee information, telephone directory etc. 

2. Extranet : 
Extranet is owned by either a single or a many organization. It is managed on a contractual basis between organizations and is a tool for sharing information between the internal members and external members. Like intranet, it is also a private network so only those who have a valid username and password can use the extranet. Extranet is used to check status, access data, send mail, place order etc. 

 

Let’s see the difference between Extranet and Intranet which are given below:- 



 

S.NOIntranetExtranet
1.Intranet is a tool for sharing information throughout the organization.Whereas Extranet is a tool for sharing information between the internal members and external members.
2.Intranet is owned by a single organization.While Extranet is owned by either a single or a many organization.
3.In intranet, security is implemented through a firewall.Whereas in this, security is implemented through a firewall in order to separate the extranet and the internet.
4.Intranet is managed by an organization.Whereas Extranet is managed by many organizations.
5.Intranet has a limited number of connected devices.Whereas in the extranet, connected devices are comparable with the intranet.
6.Intranet is a private network type for an organization.While it is also a private network in which public network is used in order to share the information to the suppliers and customers.
7.Intranet is used in order to get employee information, telephone directory etc.While It is used to check status, access data, send mail, place order etc.
8.Intranet is the limited and compromised version of Extranet.While Extranet is the limited and compromised version of Internet.
9.A particular organization is the regulating authority for intranet.While it is regulated by multiple organizations.
10.It is accessible to only the members of organization.It is accessible to members of organization as well as external members with logins.
11.It’s restricted area is upto an organization.It’s restricted area is upto an organization and some of its stakeholders.
12.It is derived from Internet.It is derived from Intranet.
13.Example: WIPRO using internal network for its business operations.Example: DELL and Intel using network for business related operations. 

 

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