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SharePoint 2013 Intranet, Extranet & Internet architecture

For quite some time there has been a picture in my mind of one on-premise SharePoint 2013 farm used for hosting company’s Intranet, Extranet & Internet sites. Whenever there was any discussion of this shared farm idea, the immediate question raised was about security. Would you host your public website on infrastructure located inside corporate firewall? What are the security implications of an attack on Internet site, would that bring down Intranet too?In this post, I would try to address all of these concerns to give you some guidance about whether using one farm solution is a good option.Use casesLet’s formulate a typical business request using a fictional company name “Contoso” for building their Intranet, Extranet & Internet on SharePoint. Intranet: It comprises of corporate portal, team sites & employee personal sites. Employees working at company offices use their desktop computers to access these sites. Company has 2000 employees & currently use SharePoint 2007…