Cisco enables people to make powerful connections. Our hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Since the company’s inception in 1984, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. With over 71,000 employees worldwide, our innovation continues with market-leading products and solutions. We’re focused on our core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as home networking, IP telephony, optical networking, security, storage area networking, and wireless technology.