Company Contrast: Netgear vs. Cisco

Company Contrast: Netgear vs. Cisco

Each week 2ndVote takes a look at popular companies that either score well or poorly and then try to provide alternatives that either better align with 2ndVote values or should be avoided to the best of your ability. This series is called The Company Contrast, and the company we will be focusing on this week is Netgear (3.03).

Netgear vs. Cisco

 

Netgear vs. Cisco

 

Netgear was formed in 1996 in San Jose California. Netgear offers a wide range of commercial and home computer networking equipment such as routers and switches. Notably, this company was unaffected by the tariff on Chinese manufactured goods due to shifting their manufacturing and assembly from China to other countries. Netgear scores a perfect neutral across the board save for showing good environmental stewardship in their own organizational policies. With the technology sector being so saturated with left-wing activism, it’s hard to overlook a company that plays fair with a good line-up of products for both professionals and hobbyists in tech.

A great example of left-leaning technology companies in the networking space would be Cisco (1.27). Cisco went public in 1990 selling equipment for early networking infrastructure commercially. In contrast to Netgear, this company receives bad marks on all issues except for education where they score neutral. From contributing to benefactors that support planned parenthood to signing amicus briefs on court cases that would infringe on religious liberty, Cisco is a poster child for activism by corporations. Take a look at some of the alternatives when doing your next networking project.