Community Driven.
Always Alert.


Suricata is the leading independent open source threat detection engine. By combining intrusion detection (IDS), intrusion prevention (IPS), network security monitoring (NSM) and PCAP processing, Suricata can quickly identify, stop, and assess the most sophisticated attacks.

Always one step ahead

Our community of developers ensures Suricata remains on the cutting edge of threat detection and response. They prioritize security, usability, and efficiency to keep your network safe from sophisticated and emerging threats.

Plays well with others

Suricata integrates seamlessly with your network and can be embedded within numerous respected commercial and open source solutions.

Independence day is every day

The Suricata project and code are owned and supported by the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF), a non-profit that is committed to keeping Suricata open source forever.

Latest Release

Suricata (Stable) version is 6.0.4; released November 18th, 2021

Linux/Mac/FreeBSD/UNIX/Windows Source: suricata-6.0.4.tar.gz
PGP Signature: suricata-6.0.4.tar.gz.sig
Windows 64-bit installer: Suricata-6.0.3-1-64bit.msi
Ubuntu PPA channel for Suricata 6


Upcoming Events

Webinar – Finding and Triaging Unknown Threats

In this webinar we’re going to break from our normal “presentation” mode and instead, provide a back and forth discussion around finding and identifying new threats. Through a live demonstration, […]

Find out more »

FloCon 2022: Intrusion Analysis & Threat Hunting with Open Source Tools

FloCon 2022 – Instructed by Dr. Josh Stroschein & Peter Manev CLICK HERE to view on the FloCon site! See instructor information through above link. Limited spots available on Day […]

Find out more »

Brief History of Suricata

Suricata timeline

Suricata’s Thriving Global Community




Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) are known for their sentinel behavior, patiently and alertly standing watch over their class. Sentries who stand guard gain trust through their experience and reputation, not through their age or social rank.

Community Support

For community support, please see our forum.

Twitter: @OISFoundation and @Suricata_IDS
LinkedIn: The Open Information Security Foundation
IRC: #suricata @ libera chat