Cisco Systems is a major IP-based networking equipment and tools manufacturer that was incorporated in 1984. It achieved revenues of US$47.1 billion in 2014, although this was an overall decrease of 3% over the previous year, mainly as a result of declining product sales.
Its products focus on IP-based networks, providing communications and IP products and services. Its products are in the switching and network routing, which form the largest part of its revenues, service provider video, collaboration, data centre, wireless, security and other products.
Cisco Systems serves a wide range of customers, including all sizes of business, public sector institutions, telecommunications and other service providers, and individual consumers. It operates in every major geographic region and has some 70,000 partners worldwide.