Cisco's mission is to shape the future of the internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for their customers.
Cisco began with a husband and wife, both working at Stanford University wanting to email each other between 2 different LAN protocols. To create a solution to the problem, Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner created the mulit-protocol router and hence Cisco began.
Over time, Cisco has evolved from Enterprise and Service Provider solutions to addressing customer needs in many other segments including Small, Consumer and Commercial.
The network has truly become the platform for providing one seamless, transparent customer experience. As a result, Cisco and Cisco technology is changing the way we work, live, play and learn.
Cisco's offerings span a number of product categories including networking equipment like switches and routers, IP telephony equipment such as VoIP phones , gateways and adapters as well as surveillance solutions.