Founded in 1984 by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner, Cisco has been operating as a network software and hardware company for over 36 years. Initially starting with networking, Cisco has now expanded to cover the Internet of Things (IoT), mobility and wireless, security, collaboration, data centre, cloud and computing, and consulting. Cisco has been recognized for its products and services worldwide. For product, Cisco has been named 2015 Innovation Leader by IT Brand Pulse in four categories for its ethernets and SDNs. For solutions, Cisco has won the Network Infrastructure Innovation Award (jointly with Axiata) in the Global Telecom Business Summit and Innovation Awards 2015.