About Mike Picher

Michael is literally one of those people that can say, “I wrote the book on enterprise open source unified communications”. An accomplished technologist and writer, he authored the first comprehensive book about the open source project and software from SIPfoundry. With more than 20 years of communications and information technology engineering and consulting experience, Michael brings a very pragmatic perspective to the unified communications and collaboration market. He has architected hundreds of enterprise and managed service provider networks and communications solutions. Prior to joining eZuce, he co-developed what became one of Maine’s largest technology consulting and software development firms. After successfully selling the consulting business, Michael turned his attention to the growing IP telephony space. He has helped successfully deploy some of the region’s largest IP based communications systems. Michael received his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Maine. He continues to support and advocate for open source projects on a global basis most recently sponsoring the siXcom project. In his free time, Mike enjoys time on his 150 acre farm in Maine, enjoys hunting, fishing with family and friends and is a competitive autocrosser.

Get to know Sngrep

Sngrep (https://github.com/irontec/sngrep/wiki) is a handy tool that is very useful for anybody doing anything with SIP. It grew from Irontec’s (https://www.irontec.com/) Nikolay Shopik’s co-workers’ use of ngrep (http://ngrep.sourceforge.net/usage.html) to [...]

sipXcom SIP Security Settings

This is a second blog post discussing the security features of sipXcom. In the first post sipXcom Firewall Settings we covered Call Rate Limits and also blocking bad actors with [...]

sipXcom Firewall Settings

In this article we’ll focus on how to secure a basic sipXcom installation and walk you through how to configure sipXcom firewall settings. Securing a system doesn’t just mean [...]

sipXcom General Availability Release 18.08 – Open Source Unified Communications

September 6, 2018 Summary eZuce is pleased to announce the General Availability of sipXcom 18.08. Important - Do not directly upgrade to 18.08 from any version before 18.04. The [...]

New sipXcom Menus

The sipXcom menus have been a bit of a jumbled mess for a while due to how components were added to the system and the menus then being built [...]

sipXcom GA Release 18.04

Summary Read the full release notes (http://wiki.sipxcom.org/display/sipXcom/sipXcom+18.04) before attempting this upgrade! Backup your system before you upgrade! eZuce is pleased to announce the General Availability of sipXcom 18.04. Dev [...]

3 Major Advantages to Running sipXcom in AWS

More and more frequently we’re (eZuce) being asked to assist with implementing a communications system in ‘the cloud’. This typically means moving to a platform like Amazon Web Services [...]

sipXcom General Availability Release 17.10

Summary eZuce is pleased to announce the General Availability of sipXcom 17.10. This release of sipXcom contains only a small set of new features, enhancements and bug fixes. IANT has [...]

sipXcom Beta Release 17.10

November 9, 2017 Summary eZuce is pleased to announce the Beta Release of sipXcom 17.10. As a beta release, some of these notes may be revised before the actual [...]

sipXcom General Availability Release 17.08

Sept 11, 2017 Summary eZuce is pleased to announce the General Availability of sipXcom 17.08. We’ve been busy since 17.04! While we’ve been working hard on the next generation [...]

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