Founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University, Cisco enables people to make powerful connections, whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Cisco hardware, software and service offerings create the Internet solutions that make networks possible, providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.
Today, with more than 70,000 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company’s core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies. Cisco works with partners and community members to help them to adapt quickly to changes, reduce complexity so that they can innovate faster, whilst also maintaining security.