|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Stock:||Cisco Systems Inc|
|Cisco Systems Inc was incorporated in California in December 1984. The Company designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry and provide services associated with these products and their use. It provides 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 utilized at enterprise businesses, public institutions, telecommunications companies and other service providers, commercial businesses, and personal residences. The Company conducts its business globally and manages its business by geography. Its business is organized into the following three geographic segments: The Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific, Japan, and China (APJC). The Company’s products and technologies are grouped into the following categories: Switching; Next-Generation Network (NGN) Routing; Service Provider Video; Collaboration; Wireless; Data Center; Security; and Other Products. Its current offerings fall into several categories: Switching, which is a networking technology used in campuses, branch offices, and data centers; NGN Routing, which interconnects public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. Its NGN portfolio of hardware and software solutions consists primarily of routers and routing systems and is designed to meet the scale, reliability, and security needs of its customers; Service Provider Video, which include digital video distribution systems and digital interactive set-top boxes enable service providers and content originators to deliver entertainment, information, and communication services to consumers and businesses around the world. Collaboration, which include a portfolio that integrates voice, video, data, and mobile applications on fixed and mobile networks across devices and endpoints, including mobile phones, tablets, desktop and laptop computers, and desktop virtualization clients. Wireless, which include wireless access via wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) is a fast growing enterprise technology with companies and public institutions across the globe investing to provide indoor and outdoor coverage with seamless roaming for voice, video, and data applications; Data Center, which unites computing, networking, storage, management, and virtualization into a single, fabric-based platform designed to increase and simplify operating efficiencies and provide business agility; Security, which offers identity, network, and content security solutions designed to enable customers to reduce the impact of threats and realize the benefits of a mobile, collaborative, and cloud-enabled business. The Company’s competitors include Alcatel-Lucent; Amazon Web Services LLC; Arista Networks, Inc.; ARRIS Group, Inc.; Aruba Networks, Inc.; Avaya Inc.; Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.; Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Dell Inc.; LM Ericsson Telephone Company; Extreme Networks, Inc.; F5 Networks, Inc.; Fortinet, Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; International Business Machines Corporation; Juniper Networks, Inc.; Microsoft Corporation; Motorola Solutions, Inc.; Palo Alto Networks, Inc.; Polycom, Inc.; Riverbed Technology, Inc.; Symantec Corporation; and VMware, Inc.; among others.|
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