The company was founded in 1984 and went public in 1990. During the peak of the dot com boom, Cisco was the most valuable company in the world. Cisco is known for utilizing extensive acquisitions to fuel their growth.
Cisco Systems develops and sells networking and systems communications technology products and services. Based in San Jose, California, Cisco Systems has 3 main brands that they promote: Cisco, Linksys and Scientific Atlanta. While they originally specialized in the enterprise (business) market, Cisco has branched into the home networking market as well.