Cisco Overview

At Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success. The concept of solutions being driven to address specific customer challenges has been with Cisco since its inception. Husband and wife Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices located in different buildings but were unable to due to technological shortcomings. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols; and as a result of solving their challenge - the multi-protocol router was born. Since then Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners and has become the worldwide leader in networking - transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.

Cisco Philosophy

At Cisco we believe community belongs to everyone and connecting and collaborating with others is a key element of our culture. Making the world a smaller place through technology and using it to enhance life experiences is something we take seriously. While market transitions evolve and change over time, the components of our culture remain consistent. For these are our core values, the basis of all we do - and the spirit in which we do it - and are embraced with the intention of customer success and positively contributing to the world and others. Cisco employees are committed to giving back. Volunteering is a huge part of our culture, and the numbers speak for themselves: Since 2001, Cisco employees have logged more than one million (1,128,970 ) volunteer hours - a number which continues to increase year over year.

Partnering with Cisco

Tarsus stocks a wide range of Cisco products including:

  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Data Security
  • Physical Security
  • Wireless
  • Voice Solutions
  • Storage Networking
  • Data Centre Solutions

In 2008 Tarsus Distribution was recognised as Cisco's Distributor of the year and in 2009 as Cisco Specialist Distributor of the year.


Mark Campbell

Cisco General Manager

Tarsus Distribution Head Office (South Africa)


Marius Vermeulen

Cisco Business Unit Manger

Tarsus Distribution Head Office (South Africa)


Marinda Strydom

Cisco Account Manger

Tarsus Distribution Head Office (South Africa)


Wilhelm Grobler

Cisco DC & UCS Pre Sales Consultant

Tarsus Distribution Head Office (South Africa)


Grant Hannigan

Cisco Distribution Channel Manager

Tarsus Distribution Head Office (South Africa)