In' tra net: a network connecting an affiliated set of clients using standard internet protocols, especially TCP/IP and HTTP.
-- From The Intranet Journal (http://www.intranetjournal.com/)
Characteristics of an intranet:
- Contained: Typically a network (LAN) within an organization
- Shielded: Offers the "common language" of
internet without the loss of privacy of the Internet
- Gated: Can be connected via gateways
to selected Internet content or access
a fully operational network for organization-wide
communication, information, and
Functions of an intranet:
communication, information, interaction.