Intranet Basics

What is an intranet?

An intranet is a centralized platform within an organization accessible only to employees to enable secure communication, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. Unlike the internet, which the public can access, only authorized individuals within an organization can access the intranet.

What does intranet mean?

The term “intranet” is made up of two Latin words. “Intra” means within or inside, and “net,” which is short for network, indicates that it is a closed internal network.

Why is it called intranet?

The word “Intranet” points out its restricted nature as a closed network that can only be accessed by authorized people.