Cisco, a worldwide leader in networking, helps seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the unconnected. An integral part of Cisco’s DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships, working together to identify our customers' needs and provide solutions that fuel their success.
Cisco has preserved this keen focus on solving business challenges since its founding in 1984. Len Bosack and wife Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices, but technological shortcomings did not allow such communication. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols, and as a result of solving their challenge, the multiprotocol router was born.