Profile - Annual Report 2000

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions so that individuals, companies, and countries have seamless access to information — regardless of differences in time and place. Cisco solutions provide competitive advantage to our customers through more efficient and timely exchange of information, which in turn leads to cost savings, process efficiencies, and closer relationships with their customers, prospects, business partners, suppliers, and employees. These solutions form the networking foundation for companies, universities, utilities, and government agencies worldwide.

The company was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University seeking an easier way to connect different types of computer systems. Cisco Systems shipped its first product in 1986. Since then, Cisco has grown into a multinational corporation with more than 34,000 employees around the world. We invite you to learn more about Cisco Systems at


San Jose, California, USA


Issy les Moulineaux, France


San Jose, California, USA


North Sydney, Australia

Cisco Systems has offices in the following countries. Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed at

Copyright © 2000 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The iQ logo is a trademark, Empowering the Internet Generation and The Internet Is Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn are service marks, and Cisco, Cisco IOS, Cisco Systems, and the Cisco Systems logo are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0005R)