Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. This year, the company celebrates 20 years of commitment to technology innovation, industry leadership, and corporate social responsibility. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have led in the innovation of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. This tradition of IP innovation continues with the development of industry-leading products in the core technologies of routing and switching, along with Advanced Technologies in areas such as home networking, IP telephony, optical networking, security, storage area networking, and wireless technology. In addition to its products, Cisco provides a broad range of service offerings, including technical support and advanced services. Cisco sells its products and services, both directly through its own sales force as well as through its channel partners, to large enterprises, commercial businesses, service providers, and consumers.