Why IT Pros Must Know the Difference Between the Web and Internet

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2016-07-01

Organizations often overlook the fact that the Internet and the Web (World Wide Web) are two different networks. Even though the words often are used interchangeably, it's actually false to call them the same. The Internet is a massive networking infrastructure that connects billions of computers. On the other hand, the Web is an information-sharing model that uses the Internet and its infrastructure to connect. While these differences don't necessarily impact the everyday Internet user, it certainly impacts IT teams and enterprises. IT professionals need to understand the differences between the Web and the Internet to ensure they are properly covering their bases in terms of security and performance. For organizations to be optimally effective, they need to manage each network differently. Understanding these differences is essential as enterprises look to expand into new markets. Gary Sloper, vice president of solution engineering at Dyn, a cloud-based Internet performance management company, shared with eWEEK five reasons he believes it is essential to understand the difference between the Web and the Internet.


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