Many of us Still don't know the meaning & objectives of NDA, First we should understand that, why CISCO is more focused on CISCO NDA?
Q: WHAT IS NDA (Non-disclosure agreement)?
It is a contract through which the parties agree not to disclose information covered by the agreement.
An NDA (Non-disclosure agreement) creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information or trade secrets. As such, an NDA protects nonpublic business information.
NDA also known as confidentiality agreement (CA), confidential disclosure agreement (CDA), proprietary information agreement (PIA), or secrecy agreement (SA).
It is also possible for an employee to sign an NDA or NDA-like agreement with an employer.
In fact, some employment agreements will include a clause restricting employees' use and dissemination of company-owned "confidential information."