Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.
Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, the company has more than 65,225 employees worldwide.
Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry and provides services associated with these products and their use. The company provides a broad line of products for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around the world.
Its products are designed to transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. The products are installed at enterprise businesses, public institutions, telecommunications companies and other service providers, commercial businesses, and personal residences.
Cisco conducts its business globally and is managed geographically in four segments: United States and Canada, European Markets, Emerging Markets, and Asia Pacific Markets. The Emerging Markets segment consists of Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, and Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. See more