Intranet vs. Extranet: The Distinctions
technically similar, an intranet and extranet also have key differences
in terms of the end purpose they serve, and their structure.
An installed intranet is usually only accessible from within the
premises of the company via in-house servers. An extranet or customer
portal, meant to enable collaboration with external parties distributed
over locations, like traveling teams, customers or partners, is
accessible via a secure Web-based network.
- Technical Structure.
Access to a company intranet is controlled by a system administrator
that assigns and manages rights and permissions to access in-house
servers. Access to an extranet or customer portal is generally
restricted to external users and enabled through a VPN (virtual private
- Purpose. An intranet solution is
intended to facilitate communication, collaboration and streamlining of
workflow within an organization. An extranet software on the other hand,
is to facilitate sharing of information and working together beyond the
company's boundaries, as with remote teams, customers and partners.
- Learn more about our intranet and extranet solution.
HyperOffice Intranet and Extranet SolutionWith HyperOffice,you
dont have to look at different places for your intranet and extranet
solutions. You are able to manage and administer your company intranet,
and all your extranets and customer portals from a single, easy to
manage solution. Hyperoffice Web-based collaboration service provides a
low cost, user-friendly intranet and extranet solution with added
enhancements to traditional intranets and extranets.
- Integrated Intranet and Extranet. HyperOffice's intranet and extranet functionality is integrated into a comprehensive product suite.
- No Servers or VPNs Needed. Our intranet and
extranet solution is completely Web-based and hosted so there's nothing
toinstall, configure or maintain. Collaborate with just an