Have you ever wondered why Cisco Systems dominates the enterprise networking industry? There are many reasons why an organization would choose to work with one technology provider over another. Features, cost, scalability, manageability, and portfolio of products can all have an impact on an organization’s final decision.

For these reasons and more, organizations choose to work with Cisco for their advanced networking needs.

A Brief History of Cisco’s Innovation

Cisco was founded in 1984, and the company very quickly became a major player in the Ethernet router market, releasing its Advanced Gateway Server (AGS) router in 1986. After acquiring some other big players, Cisco later expanded its offering to include solutions for enterprise networks. Perhaps one of the biggest wins for Cisco was the Catalyst 6500 Ethernet switch, introduced in 1