Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate corporation headquartered in San Jose, California. Integral to the growth of Silicon Valley, Cisco develops, manufactures, and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.
Cisco Systems Inc. is a leading provider of networking solutions for the Internet. Stanford University computer scientists established the company in 1984 to provide an easier way to connect diverse computer systems.
Cisco Systems shipped its first product in 1986 and is now a multi-national corporation, with over 35,000 employees in more than 115 countries. The Cisco solutions today serve corporations, government agencies, utilities, and educational institutions, as well as service providers, small and medium enterprises, and small businesses.
In Cisco's networking solutions, people are connected to computing devices, computer networks and the Internet, so they can access or transfer information no matter where they are or what type of computer system they're using.
If anyone can lay claim to a 'heritage' in an industry as young as global networking, then it is Cisco. In addition to the fact that 85 percent of Internet traffic crosses Cisco's networks, we also use Internet connections to run our own business, from ordering products to managing inventory to communicating with employees and even tracking travel expenses.