Suricata 3.0RC1 Available!

Photo by Eric Leblond

We’re happy to announce Suricata 3.0RC1. This release replaces 2.1beta4 as the new development release. The plan is to release the stable within a few weeks, so please help us test this release!

Lots of improvements:

  • Multi-tenancy for detection
  • Big email logging update by Eric Leblond
  • Work on Lua and JSON output for various protocols by Mats Klepsland
  • Redis output support by Eric Leblond
  • JSON output for stats, rules profiling
  • Colorized output on the commandline
  • Support for the base64_decode and base64_data keywords by Jason Ish
  • TLS and DNS lua support
  • file_data support for SMTP by Giuseppe Longo
  • Support wild cards in rule loading by Alexander Gozman

Packet capture got a lot of love:

  • PF_RING optimizations by Alfredo Cardigliano
  • Netmap updates by Aleksey Katargin
  • AF_PACKET updated by Eric Leblond
  • DAG fixes by Stephen Donnelly

Other than that, lots of cleanups and optimizations:

  • stateful detection overhaul
  • stream engine updates

Get the release here:

Special thanks

We’d like to thank the following people and corporations for their contributions and feedback:

  • Alexander Gozman
  • Mats Klepsland
  • Giuseppe Longo
  • Alfredo Cardigliano
  • Aleksey Katargin
  • Alessandro Guido
  • Antti Tönkyrä
  • Tom DeCanio
  • Aaron Campbell
  • DIALLO David
  • David Cannings
  • Helmut Schaa
  • Jeff Barber
  • Schnaffon
  • Torgeir Natvig
  • Zachary Rasmor
  • Alexandre Macabies
  • Stephen Donnelly

Known issues & missing features

In a development release like this things may not be as polished yet. So please handle with care. That said, if you encounter issues, please let us know! As always, we are doing our best to make you aware of continuing development and items within the engine that are not yet complete or optimal. With this in mind, please notice the list we have included of known items we are working on.  See issues for an up to date list and to report new issues. See Known_issues for a discussion and time line for the major issues.

About Suricata

Suricata is a high performance Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine. Open Source and owned by a community run non-profit foundation, the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). Suricata is developed by the OISF, its supporting vendors and the community.