Cisco Systems was founded in December 1984 by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner, two Stanford University computer scientists who pioneered the concept of a local area network (LAN) being used to connect geographically disparate computers over a multiprotocol router system. By the time the company went public, listing on the NASDAQ in 1990, Cisco had a market capitalization of $224 million. That's serious growth in the first six years!
More recently, Cisco has acquired several significant startups that leveraged SafeLogic's FIPS 140 validated encryption within their product offerings. Please click to find more information about Duo Security, acquired in 2018 for $2.35 billion USD, and Viptela, acquired in 2017 for $610 million USD, respectively.
SafeLogic founder Ray Potter is a Cisco alumnus, giving special satisfaction to our ongoing partnership with one of the true leaders in Silicon Valley.