Definition of extranet in English:
An intranet that can be partially accessed by authorized outside users, enabling businesses to exchange information over the Internet securely.
- This includes Web portal access tools provided by database vendors for intranet, extranet or Internet access.
- Increased Internet use, mobile computing, intranets and extranets, and e-commerce initiatives are integral to business communications.
- The company develops and adapts the software for companies to multiple environments including internet, intranets, extranets, wireless and text messaging.
1990s: from extra- 'outside' + net, by analogy with intranet.
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