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extranet

[′ek·strə‚net]
(computer science)
A secure, Internet-based private network that allows organizations to share information with vendors, partners, customers, and so on; access requires either a password or digital encryption.

extranet

(World-Wide Web)
The extension of a company's intranet out onto the Internet, e.g. to allow selected customers, suppliers and mobile workers to access the company's private data and applications via the World-Wide Web. This is in contrast to, and usually in addition to, the company's public website which is accessible to everyone. The difference can be somewhat blurred but generally an extranet implies real-time access through a firewall of some kind.

Such facilities require very careful attention to security but are becoming an increasingly important means of delivering services and communicating efficiently.

extranet

A secured website on the Internet for customers or business partners and not the general public. To gain access, users must establish an account with identification and an authentication method such as a password, security token or biometric. An extranet can provide access to research, current inventories, internal databases, electronic teaching platforms, virtually any information that customers or associates have permission to view. Many extranets use virtual private networks (VPNs) to encrypt data in transit. Contrast with intranet. See Microsoft SharePoint, EDI and virtual data room.
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The new JHUSOM Compliance Extranet will update dispersed team members of application status changes, approvals and correction requests in an automated and timely fashion.
SafeWeb's SEA Tsunami is an SSL-based VPN that enables companies to quickly and easily build extranets so that remote users can securely access internal network resources using just a Web browser.
The system -- Genex's first near-turnkey solution -- enables organizations to deploy, access, manage and expire project extranets in entertainment production, completely eliminating a variety of labor-intensive processes.
com) and Anonymous Content, a commercial, music video, film and television production company, have collaborated to implement a breakthrough extranet designed to simplify commercial production.
a subsidiary of Furuno Electric Company, the leading manufacturer of marine electronics, announced today the launch of a dealer extranet system to dramatically cut the time marine product dealers, stores and prospective customers spend looking for product information.
the leading developer of application software for extranet portals, and Rohm and Haas Company, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, announced the launch of an extensive new extranet private exchange for Rohm and Haas' Architectural and Functional Coatings (AFC) division.
This paper defines the business-to-business extranet based on the World Wide Web, discusses the evolution from Internet to extranet, defines the types of extranets, the advantages and disadvantages of extranets, business requirements, and gives specific examples of the extranet at work today.
He said one of his goals is to provide content for corporate extranets, giving employees, suppliers and customers access to information about the company, including interviews with the chief executive officer.
Extranets use the Internet to take business--and the internal systems that support business--online.
30 /CNW-PRN/ - Reinforcing its leadership role in the Extranet and VPN market, Bay Networks, a Nortel Networks (NYSE: NT/TSE: NTL) business unit, today introduced its ExtraNet Profits program.
Synopsis: Extranets are soaring because they facilitate a seamless flow of information and commerce among employees, suppliers, and customers.
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