Cisco Systems is the leading global provider of internetworking solutions for corporate intranets and the global internet. Cisco's hardware and software products are used to link computers so people have access to information - regardless of differences in time, place or type of computer system. Customers benefit from Cisco internetworking solutions through more efficient exchange of information, which in turn leads to cost savings, process efficiencies and closer relationships with customers, business partners and employees.

Cisco solutions are the internetworking foundation of thousands of companies, universities, utilities and government agencies worldwide. Cisco is also a driving force behind the global Internet, where more than 80 percent of the backbone routers are from Cisco. Cisco uses the Internet to conduct a substantial amount of its business. For example, Cisco provides more than 70 percent of its customer support over the Internet. Cisco's goal is to help its customers establish interactive and engaging electronic business relationships with their global customers, partners, prospects, suppliers and employees.