Extranet System for Small Firms
An extranet system for a small firm should be powerful and secure, yet inexpensive and easy to use. Extranets allow companies to securely exchange files and other information with their customers, contractors and vendors.
Extranets can be hosted in-house, or provided as a web-based solution by a web developer or vendor. Hosting an extranet in-house requires purchasing and configuring a web server and an extranet application, as well as a fast Internet connection.
Web-based extranet solutions do not require the purchase of computer hardware or software, and typically have a much faster Internet connection.