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Extranet is an external-facing website containing information that is typically only accessible on an organization’s intranet (or internal network). Access to an extranet is controlled and limited only to authorized users such as partners, vendors, suppliers, or customers.

Extranets are a way for important stakeholders residing outside the organization to access internal information. Some BI applications allow for the placement of data visualization tools on a company’s extranet so that users can more easily consume key information.