3.9. Identifying Characteristics and Purposes of Extranets and Intranets

Just as the technologies of networking have evolved, so has terminology that we use to talk about networks. Before the Internet was popular, there was no need to talk about other types of networks because all networks were just...well, networks. Now that the Internet is commonplace, we also need to define the types of networks that are not connected to or not included in the Internet. In this section, we will discuss the two other types of networks that are commonplace in today's business environment: extranets and intranets.

3.9.1. Critical Information

Many organizations have both extranets and intranets, which they use on a daily basis. Although both extranets and intranets ...

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