Computer technologists Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner found Cisco Systems.
Router software developed at Stanford University is transformed by Kirk Lougheed for Cisco.
First product ships, the AGS Advanced Gateway Server, capable of connecting multiple LAN and WAN networks.
Cisco secures $2M in funding from Don Valentine’s Sequoia Capital.
John Morgridge joins as President and CEO.
Border Gateway Protocol enables efficient routing and dramatic Internet growth.
Cisco’s initial public offering. First day closing price on NASDAQ is $22.25.
Cisco opens its first international offices in France and the UK.
Cisco announces 3000 router - enabling configuration and software upgrades remotely.
Cisco acquires Crescendo Communications and enters the switching market.
Cisco rolls out Catalyst series switches – the most profitable product line for the next 20 years.
Stratacom acquired, Pankaj Patel spearheads Cisco’s growth in the carrier equipment space.
One millionth router sold.
Cisco runs first TV ad “Are you ready?” humanizing the network with a message about explosive growth of the Internet.
VoIP technology patent, creating the revolution in phones using the Internet instead of traditional telephone lines.
Cisco files technology patents that dramatically expand wireless data communications and mobile computing.
Cisco Networking Academy reaches 100 countries and more than 318,000 students learning IT skills.
Cisco ships its 1 millionth Internet Protocol phone in two years, establishing the company as IP telephony leader.
Linksys acquired, driving Cisco into the consumer market with home networking products.
Cisco CRS1 delivers data, voice, and video 4x faster and at 100x more capacity than any other router.
Scientific Atlanta acquisition enables service providers to add video to their combined Internet, wireless and phone offerings.
Cisco telepresence launched, revolutionizing hi-def video and spatial audio conferencing across multiple locations.
WebEx acquired, extending Cisco's vision for Unified Communications and collaboration.
Padmasree Warrior named Chief Technology Officer.
Cisco joins the prestigious Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index.
Tandberg acquired, giving Cisco the most comprehensive and interoperable video conferencing portfolio in a $34 billion market.
Cisco rolls out end-to-end data center framework to build, manage and connect clouds.
Gary Moore named President & COO, Rob Lloyd named President Development and Sales.
20 years and 2 million certifications for Internetworking experts, worldwide.
Cisco announces strategy for global Intercloud. Internet of Everything story takes flight.
Chuck Robbins succeeds John Chambers as CEO.