Internet, Intranets, and Extranets
- Internet: Connects your employees to a global network so that they can search Web sites for information on global markets.
- VPN: Connects employees whose home machines are not part of your company's network to your network so that they can work from home.
- Intranet: Provides a way for employees to learn information that is specific to the company and confidential to its members.
A private network that is employed within the confines of a given enterprise (for example, internal to a business or agency).
- Extranet: Provides a way for a company's predetermined set of users from multiple organizations to exchange information and transact business over a shared Web site.