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Given below are two statements. one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): An Intranet is a private network for sharing computing resources and information within an organization
Reason (R): Intranet is a private version of the Internet
In light of the above two statements. choose the correct answer from the options given below
1.  Both A) and R) are true and R) is the correct explanation of A)
2. Both A) and R) are true but R) is not the correct explanation of A)
3. A) is true but R) is false
4. A)is false but R) is true

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Both A) and R) are true but R) is not the correct explanation of A)

An intranet is a computer network for sharing information, collaboration tools, operational systems and other computing services within an organization.

Internet is a vast network that connects computers all over the world. Through internet people can share information and communicate from anywhere with an internet connection.
  •  An intranet is a private network contained within an enterprise that is used to securely share company information and computing resources among the employees. An intranet can also be used to facilitate working in groups and teleconferences.
  • An intranet is a private network that can only be accessed by authorized users. Some intranets are limited to a specific local area network (LAN), while others can be accessed from remote locations over the internet. Local intranets are generally the most secure since they can only be accessed from within the network. For example, a business may create an intranet to allow employees to securely share messages and files with each other.

The difference between the internet and an intranet are:

INTERNET INTRANET
A global system of interconnected computer networks that use the internet protocol to link devices worldwide. A private network that is contained within an enterprise to share information among the employees
A public network A private network
Anyone can access the information Only authorized users can access the information
It is less secure It is more secure.

 In the above question, both the statements are correct because An intranet is a private network that can only be accessed by authorized users. The prefix "Intra" means internal and therefore implies an intranet is designed for internal communications, whereas Inter (internet) means "between" or "among". Since there is only one Internet, the word internet is capitalized and Intranet is considered as a private version of internet.

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