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Tool and Usage

Network threat detection engine that acts as intrusion detection (IDS), inline intrusion prevention (IPS), and network security monitoring (NSM)

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Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a network intrusion detection tool and network threat detection tool.

Suricata is commonly used for information gathering, intrusion detection, or network analysis. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.


  • Suricata is written in C, Lua
  • JSON output supported
  • Tool allows multiple integrations

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Suricata is under development by Victor Julien.



Support operating systems

Suricata is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, and OpenBSD.

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Project details
Latest releasesuricata-4.0.4 [2018-02-14]
Last updatedFeb. 16, 2018

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