Founded in 1984 by a group of computer scientists from Stanford University, Cisco Systems, Inc. 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. Cisco provides the broadest line of solutions for transporting data, voice and video within buildings, across campuses, or around the world. 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.
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. The company's tradition of innovation continues today with Cisco creating leading products and key technologies that will make the Internet more useful and dynamic in the years ahead. These technologies include: advanced routing and switching, voice and video over IP, optical networking, wireless, storage networking, security, broadband, and content networking.