Overview of Cisco
In this series, we’ll compare the performance of companies in the communications equipment subsector such as Cisco Systems (CSCO), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), and Radware (RDWR). They’re part of the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK).
Cisco systems is an American multinational technology company headquartered in California and founded in 1984. Cisco is a global leader in networking for the Internet. Approximately 85% of total Internet traffic travels across Cisco’s systems. The company also supports, manages, and operates business systems for various third parties.
Palo Alto Networks’ market capitalization stands at $14.84 billion
Palo Alto Networks (PANW), with a market cap of $14.84 billion, is a market leader in the cybersecurity space. It protects various enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyberthreats.
About Juniper Networks and Radware
Juniper Networks sells high-performance network products and service offerings across routing, switching, and security to service providers and enterprise markets. The company does business in these three geographic regions:
- The Americas
- EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa)
- APAC (Asia-Pacific)
Radware provides services in the integrated delivery/load balancing and application and network security segment. The company’s US headquarters is in New Jersey. Its international headquarters is in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Radware has in excess of 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers around the world. Radware is a small-cap stock listed in HACK with a market capitalization of $818.04 million.
If you’re bullish about Cisco, you can invest in the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) or the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK). XLK and HACK invest 3.5% and 3.78% of their holdings, respectively, in Cisco.