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Cisco
Based on 1844 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 3418 reviews.
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Overview
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, and it supports, manages and operates business systems for various and major third parties. Cisco Systems was founded in December 1984 by Leonard Bosack, who was in charge of the Stanford University computer science (CS) department's computers, and Sandy Lerner, who managed the Graduate School of Business' computers.Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Sample Customers
Cisco ScanSafe Web Security SaaS
Arup Group, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, K&L Gates, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Transplace
Cisco Umbrella
Chart Industries, City of Aspen, Eastern Mountain Sports, FLEXcon, George Washington University, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, Ohio Public Library Information Network, PTC, Richland Community College, Smart Motors, Tulane University, VeriClaim
Cisco Web Security Appliance
New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Caixa Seguradora
Webex
Seagate Technology, Kohn Pedersen Fox, World Vision International, Glen Raven, University of Notre Dame, CEV Multimedia, The Food Group, LUMEDX, California Baptist University, and Georgetown University Law Center.
Cisco TelePresence
Afni, AGCO, Bellevue, Came Group, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's), Del Papa Distributing, Instituto Zaldivar, ING Bank, Moffitt Cancer Center, Park Nicollet, Pentana Solutions Australia, San Jose State University, Sub-Zero Wolf, Transwestern and Metropolis Investment Holdings, Vital Images
Cisco Meeting Server
Starz
Cisco ASA Firewall
There are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.
Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall
Rackspace, The French Laundry, Downer Group, Lewisville School District, Shawnee Mission School District, Lower Austria Firefighters Administration, Oxford Hospital, SugarCreek, Westfield
Cisco IOS Security
Arup Group, Brunel University London, City of Biel, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, K&L Gates , New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Offshore Northern Seas, Transplace
Cisco ASx500
Aegean Motorway, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, BC Hydro, Beachbody, City of Biel, Department of Education Western Australia, Dundee Precious Metals, Fontys University, John Eagle Auto Group, Katy Independent School District, National Airport of Romania, North West Redwater, The Department of Education in Western Australia
Cisco VXI
Advanced Medical Transport, Artoni Transporti, Calligaris, CIPCO, Citrix, Comcast, Desktone, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), LightEdge, Management Science Associates, Molina Healthcare, North West Redwater, Outscale
Cisco IOS SSL VPN
MST Systems
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
MST, Molina Healthcare, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Arup, New South Wales Rural FireService
Cisco Hosted Unified Communications Services
IDEALondon, Lone Star College System, North West Redwater
Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Banco de Guayaquil, Cox Communications, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Roper St. Francis, University of British Columbia
ThousandEyes
Wayfair, GitHub, Craigslist, Comcast, SurveyMonkey, Lyft, Box, HP, Zendesk, IO Data Centers, Good Technology, NNTCommunications, Proofpoint, Schneider, Crowdstrike, Avera, Pitney Bowes, InstartLogic, Shutterfly, Shutterstock, Condé Nast, Roche, Jive, Actelion, Brocade, Infor, Okta, JLL, DigitalOcean, Zuora, NetSuite, CloudFlare, One, DemonWare, Quantcast, Carbonite, CareerBuilder, Prosper, Oscar, Slack
Meraki Dashboard
Coop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
Cisco Secure Email
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
Cisco Secure Email Cloud Mailbox
Luiss University, Lone Star College, T-Systems, Magyar Telekom
Cisco ACI
Bowling Green State University, du, Qatar University
Duo Security
Threadless, Yelp, Etsy, Eventbrite
CloudLock
Dominion Enterprises, Quality Distribution, Clark Construction Group LLC, Ahold, Middlesex Hospital, Austin Community College (ACC), Dominion Enterprises, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oakland Unified School District, Sunnova, Damballa, Financial Times, Boise State University
Jasper Platform
ABB Robotics, Telular, Vivint, Garmin, Cantaloupe Systems, ShotSpotter, Ford, Heineken, Verifone, Boston Scientific
Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM)
Hafen Hamburg & Empire Riverside Hotel, Eastview Church, Tourism Holdings, Colegio Sagrada Familia Hijas de Jesús, Tommy Bahama's, Canadian School Mexico, Rosebank College
Meraki Location Analytics
Ladbrokes, Neinver, Westwind School Division, The Salvation Army, Queensland Airports Limited
Cisco Secure Endpoint
Heritage Bank, Mobile County Schools, NHL University, Thunder Bay Regional, Yokogawa Electric, Sam Houston State University, First Financial Bank
MindMeld
Samsung, Intel, Telefonica, IDG, Spotify, Liberty Global
Cisco Secure Workload
ADP, University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
Insurance Company of British Columbia, Shawmut
Cisco SecureX
NHS, Rackspace, UNC Pembroke, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Missing Piece
Microsoft Authenticator
Insight Enterprises, South Wales Police, Gwent Police, and Dyfed-Powys, Integrit, Turkiye Finans, Winnebago Industries, Globosat Programadora Ltda
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
Bank Alfalah Ltd.
SCOM
Dialog Telekom
Microsoft Network Monitor
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, John Keells Holdings, 343 Industries, Intelbras S.A., Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd., FHI 360, ABB, City of Barcelona, Aruba Networks
Yammer
Verizon, Rakuten,Nationwide, DHL, Westfield, Telefonica, 7-Eleven, Red Robin, Intuit, eBay,Darden, Suncorp, Tyco, Xerox, and ModCloth.
Microsoft Teams
Honeywll, AIRFRANCE, AccuWeather, Lilly
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Petrofrac, Metro CSG, Christus Health
Microsoft Defender for Office 365
Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
Skype for Business
EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
Microsoft BI
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Microsoft Unified Communications as a Service
Swisscom
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Customers for Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps include Accenture, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and Nakilat.
Microsoft Intune
Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security
Mars, Whole Foods, Land O'Lakes, Dow
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Schneider Electric, BP
Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct
Acuutech, Quest Technology Management, Bradley, Mead & Hunt
Microsoft Azure Application Gateway
Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell
Affirmed Networks
AT&T, Digicel, Orange, Digitalk, etisalat, milicom, globetouch
Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Microsoft Defender for Cloud is trusted by companies such as ASOS, Vatenfall, SWC Technology Partners, and more.
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
32%
Computer Software Company
21%
Government
6%
Financial Services Firm
4%
Computer Software Company
26%
Comms Service Provider
20%
Government
6%
Financial Services Firm
6%
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