Difference between Internet and Intranet

Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the Difference between Internet and Intranet. Comparison and Differences.


The Internet is a network that is available to anyone with an Internet-connected device. It is a massive collection of networks sharing information publicly in the form of interlinked Web pages. Internet Protocol defines a sites unique location which most users see as a domain name or URL. The network is literally world-wide and is often referred to as the world wide web.


An intranet network is only available to a small group of people. Intranets are mainly used within businesses and organizations to provide access to files and applications among networked computers and servers. Intranets may or may not have access to the Internet. If an intranet does connect to the Internet, a firewall is used to prevent outside access to the intranet. The purpose is to allow people within the same company to share information over a local area network. It is sometimes referred to as a private Internet.

Difference between Internet and Intranet

S.No. Internet Intranet
1 It is a private network. It is a public network.
2 The Internet is a wide network of computers and is open for all. An intranet is a small network designed for a specific group of users.
3 The number of users who use the internet is unlimited. The number of users who use intranet is limited.
4 Internet contains various source of information. Intranet only contains group-specific information which are permitted.
5 Anyone can access the internet. Accessible only by the organization employees or admin who have login details.
6 It is not as safe as compared to intranet. Safe and secure network.

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