Critical milestones in Cisco history

Cisco: From its Catalyst 6500 Ethernet switch rollout to 2011's 'transformation,' the networking giant has a rich history
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Many major events have transpired over the first three decades of Cisco's existence since its founding in 1984 and the dominant position it now holds in networking as a $40 billion component of the Dow Jones Industrials. This slideshow compiles 19 of some of the more significant events. [Also see: "30 events that shaped Cisco in 2011"]

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