The concept of solutions being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving their challenge - the multi-protocol router was born.

Since then Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking - transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.

The company makes a broad spectrum of products appropriate for broadcast and production use. Products include Application Networking Services, Blade Switches, Cloud and Systems Management, Collaboration Endpoints, Conferencing, Customer Collaboration, Data Center Management and Automation, Data Center Switches, Interfaces and Modules, Networking Software (IOS & NX-OS), Optical Networking, Physical Security, Routers, Security, Servers - Unified Computing, Service Exchange, Storage Networking, Switches, Unified Communications, Video and Wireless.

Cisco also offers Cloud and Systems Management Services, Collaboration Services, Collaboration Endpoints Services, Conferencing Services, Data Center and Virtualization Services, Enterprise Network Services, Physical Security Services, Routing Services, Security Services, Services for Application Networking Services, Storage Networking Services, Switching Services, Unified Communication Services, Unified Computing Services, Video Services and Wireless Services.

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