Suricata

Suricata is an open-source intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS/IPS) developed by the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). It features a modularized and multi-threaded architecture consisting of packet capture, decode, stream assembly, detection, and event/alert logging modules, flexibly deployed across multiple threads. Suricata comes with native support for hardware acceleration (e.g., CUDA GPU, PF_RING, Endace, Tilera) and in-line mode (NFQueue for Linux, ipfw for BSD). Other features include IPv6 support, automatic protocol detection, Lua scripting, TLS/SSL analysis, integration with other reporting tools such as Logstash.


  • Website: http://suricata-ids.org/
  • Platform: Linux, BSD, UNIX, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows
  • License: GNU GPL
  • Documentation: https://redmine.openinfosecfoundation.org/projects/suricata/wiki
  • Source repository: git
  • Community: mailing list bug tracker
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