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An extension of an institution's intranet, especially over the World Wide Web, enabling communication between the institution and people it deals with, often by providing limited access to its intranet.


(Computer Science) computing an intranet that is modified to allow outsiders access to it, esp one belonging to a business that allows access to customers
[C20: from extra- + net1 (sense 8), modelled on intranet]


(ˈɛk strəˌnɛt)
an intranet that is partially accessible to authorized persons outside of a company or organization.
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While global enterprises have incredible opportunities when conducting e-business with their partners, they also face challenges on how to provide extranet services to a vast number of different constituencies.
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TNS has added new points-of-presence to its network, the Secure Trading Extranet, in Malaysia and Thailand and is finalizing points of presence in China, India, Indonesia and Taiwan and appointed local agents in those countries.
Business partners are relying more heavily on extranet Web sites to conduct electronic commerce, but the trend is resulting in additional supplier costs for the supply chain, research from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) reveals.
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Using the Secure Trading Extranet, the bank will have access to a global financial community of over 1,000 end points, including buy-side and sell-side organizations, market data and software vendors, exchanges and alternative trading venues, via TNS' 96 points-of-presence in 25 countries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
The AON blades in Cisco routers residing in TNS's Secure Trading Extranet capture and monitor FIX message and TCP event traffic, then send the monitoring messages to the Trading Metrics application which processes and reports on trade events.