Cisco Systems, Inc., commonly known as Cisco, is an American-

based multinational technology conglomerate corporation headquartered in San

Jose, California. develops, manufactures, and sells networking

hardwaresoftwaretelecommunications equipment and other high-

technology services and products.[4] specializes in specific tech markets, such as

the Internet of Things (IoT), domain securityvideoconferencing, and energy

management with leading products including WebexOpenDNSJabber, Duo

Security, and Jasper. Cisco is one of the largest technology companies in the world

ranking 63 on the Fortune 100 with over $51 billion in revenue and nearly 80,000 employees.[5]

Systems was founded in December 1984 by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner,

two Stanford University computer scientists who had been instrumental in

connecting computers at Stanford. They pioneered the concept of a local area

network (LAN) being used to connect distant computers over a multiprotocol router

system. By the time the company went public in 1990, had a market capitalization

of $224 million; by the end of the dot-com bubble in the year 2000, this had

increased to $500 billion, surpassing Microsoft as the world’s most valuable

company.[6][7] As of December 2021, Cisco had a market capitalization of around

$267 billion.[8]

stock (CSCO) was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009,

and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 IndexNASDAQ-

100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.[9][10]

In 2021, Fortune ranked Cisco number one for the second year on their annual list

of the 100 Best Companies to Work For based on employee satisfaction surveying.

[11][12] LinkedIn and Glassdoor also ranked as a top place to work in 2021 and

recent years.[13][14]

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