The internet is a global computer network offering information to over five billion people worldwide. At the same time, an intranet is a private network that provides a comparatively reduced set of functions and is limited to an organizational setup. Simply put, an intranet is a restricted version of the internet giving access to only corporate stakeholders.
Practically, there are two aspects of content circulation. First, customer-facing, or external-facing information is displayed publicly to potential customers, like a company website that displays information related to products and marketing. This purpose is fulfilled by a website on the internet accessible to external users. However, information like a company’s employee manuals, key project documents, analytical reports, and classified information comes under internal-facing content that needs to be stored on a private network, i.e., an intranet. Your official portal restricted to the employees of an organization stands as the best example of intranet sites.