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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 and its supporting vendors.

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The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) is a non-profit foundation organized to build a next generation IDS/IPS engine. The OISF has formed a multi-national group of the leading software developers in the security industry. In addition to developers and a consortium consisting of leading cyber security companies, OISF has engaged the open source security community to identify current and future IDS/IPS needs and desires.

2021
March 25

Quadrupled the OISF team from original starting point

Growth & expansion among the organization continues! Our internal team is now 14 strong.
2020
March 1

First Virtual Community Event

Hundreds of community members gathered virtually with the OISF team for our first online community event. Knowledge, developments, & progress regarding Suricata & other open-source platforms were shared & encouraged despite the trying times.
March 1

Suricata 6.0 Released

Suricata 6.0.2 and 5.0.6 are released to the community, containing some important performance and stability fixes.
2019
March 1

SuriCon – Amsterdam

OISF hosted 210 attendees- including 50+ organizations from 24 countries- with over 22 talks presented by knowledgeable speakers. Suricata Support Services & on-site Capture the Flag came to fruition this year allowing socializing & networking to soar.
2018
March 2

SuriCon – Vancouver, BC

Celebrating 10 years of Suricata, OISF hosted 160 attendees- including 60 organizations from 16 countries. With over 15 talks across a full week, we introduced poster sessions for our community members to share their research findings with other attendees & sponsors.
March 1

OISF Team Grows

The internal team has more than doubled from its humble beginnings.
2017
March 1

SuriCon – Prague

Another sold out year! OISF hosted 176 attendees, 60 organizations, & over 17 talks over 3 days.
2016
March 1

SuriCon – Washington, DC

Developers, users, & business leaders from around the world gathered for the first SuriCon in North America. We hosted 140 attendees, 65 organizations, & 24 talks over 2.5 days.
2015
March 1

First SuriCon

Training, talks, networking, & community abound! We hosted 100 attendees, 50 organizations, & 10 talks over 2 days for our very first SuriCon. The open-source community connected in-person and accomplished goals to share & expand knowledge of Suricata alongside like-minded individuals.
2013
March 1

First Public, In-person Suricata Training

This took place at Hack.lu in Luxembourg to a packed room of 25 people.
2010
March 1

OISF Founded & Suricata 1.0 Released

The first public beta release took place on New Year’s Eve 2009. Traction was immediate, & the Open Information Security Foundation was launched after Matt secured funding from DHS throughout the course of 2010.
2007
November 11

First Suricata Code

Victor Julien & Matt Jonkman began coding in 2007, & they partnered with William Metcalf shortly thereafter. In early 2008, Victor, Matt, & William met to present the prototype code for the first time altogether.