An intranet is a private network, operated by a large company or other organisation, which uses internet technologies, but is insulated from the global internet.
What do they do
Intranets typically start by publishing web pages about company events, health and safety policies, and staff newsletters.
Popular applications follow, such as forms to reclaim expenses or request holidays. All these help eliminate paperwork and speed up workflows.
As more features are added, an intranet can become essential to the operation of an organisation. It becomes a portal that provides access to all the things workers need.
The intranet is protected from the global internet by firewalls and by the need to log on with a secure password.
Staff working outside the organisation may be able to access the intranet by using a VPN (virtual private network).
This means all communications between the intranet and the user’s personal computer are encrypted.
- Explain the main difference between an intranet and the internet?
- What kind of netwotk is an Intranet and how does it connect to the Internet?