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.

The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) is a 501(c)3 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
Quadrupled the OISF team from original starting point

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

2020
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.

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
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
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.

OISF Team Grows

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

2017
SuriCon – Prague

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

2016
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
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
First Public, In-person Suricata Training

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

2010
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
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.