By  Staff Writer – Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento-based Glue Networks Inc. released a new operating system Wednesday that allows customers to support more complex networking environments.

The software is available for new customers and also works for Glue’s existing customers.

Glue’s customers tend to be large companies that want to set up sophisticated and secure networks to remote locations quickly, without having to deploy engineers to the site.

The original Glue software was designed for remote workers, to allow them a secure network to work on their company’s main computer network as if they were in the office. In that configuration, the user could have access to a computer, a voice-over internet protocol phone, a printer or a few other peripherals.

The new software allows for network protocols that are much more complex and which can support routing tables so that many multiples of computers and peripherals can operate on the Glue connection.

In December, Glue raised nearly $1.6 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission released Dec. 18. The tight-lipped company did not disclose additional information about the infusion of capital.

Glue does not disclose revenue or employee counts, said Hamish Butler, chief operating officer of Glue.

Launched in 2007, Glue has worked in stealth mode for several years. The company raised more than $4.5 million from angel investors in early 2011 and began marketing its product. Glue has partnerships with resellers and with networking equipment giant Cisco Systems Inc.

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