Cisco was founded in 1984 by a group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have been prominent
in advancing the development of IP- the basic language to communicate over the Internet and in private networks.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco’s Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of the Internet and most corporate, education, and government networks around the world. The company provides the broadest line of solutions for transporting data, voice and video within buildings, across campuses, or around the world.
Today, the Internet and computer networking are an essential part of business, learning and personal communications and entertainment. Virtually all messages or transactions passing over the Internet are carried quickly and securely through Cisco equipment. Cisco solutions ensure that networks both public and private operate with maximum performance, security, and flexibility. In addition, Cisco solutions are the basis for most large, complex networks used by corporations, public institutions, telecommunication companies, and are found in a growing number of medium-sized commercial enterprises.