Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO, SEHK: 4333) is an American-based multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, networking, voice, and communications technology and services. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Cisco has more than 70,714 employees and annual revenue of US$ 40.0 billion as of 2010. The stock 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 Index, NASDAQ 100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index. By most measures (e.g., revenue, market capitalization, number of employees) Cisco is one of the world's biggest technology corporations.
Cisco's current portfolio of products and services is focused upon three market segments – Enterprise and Service Provider, Small Business and the Home. The solutions for each market are segmented into Architectures, which form the basis for how Cisco approaches each market.
Corporate market: Enterprise networking and Service Providers
- Borderless networks: for their range of routers, switches, wireless systems, security systems, WAN acceleration, energy and building management systems and media aware networks.
- Collaboration: IP video and phones, Telepresence, Unified Communications, Call Center systems, Enterprise social networks and Mobile applications
- Datacenter and Virtualization: Unified Computing, Unified Fabric, Data Centre Switching, Storage Networking and Cloud services.
- IP NGN (Next Generation Networks): High-end routing and switching for fixed and mobile service provider networks, broadcast video contribution/distribution, entitlement and content delivery systems.
- Routers and switches
- Security and surveillance: IP cameras, data and network security solutions etc.
- Voice and conferencing solutions: VOIP phones and gateway-systems, WebEx, video conferencing
- Wireless: WiFi Access points
- Network storage systems
- Linksys product line of access points, switches etc
- Broadband: cable modems
- Cisco ūmi - video conferencing
- Flip pocket camera (discontinued April 2011)