Cisco Systems is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco's Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the
foundation of the Internet and most corporate, education and government networks around the world. Cisco provides the broadest
line of solutions for transporting data, voice and video within buildings, across campuses, or around the world.
The company employs 35,500 people worldwide, with operations in 58 countries. It generated revenues of US$18.9 billion in the
year to July 2002, a quarter of which were produced by Cisco's EMEA region. The company's global headquarters are in San José,