WWW FAQs: What is an Intranet?

2004-02-23: any network of interconnected computers belonging to one organization, similar to but separate from or insulated from the Internet. Intranets use the same protocols and software that are used on the Internet. For instance, many organizations have special intranet websites that can only be viewed from a desktop in their offices, or when connected to their Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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