Suricata 3.0 Available!

suri-400x400We’re proud to announce Suricata 3.0. This is a major new release improving Suricata on many fronts.


Features and Improvements

  • improved detection options, including multi-tenancy and xbits
  • performance and scalability much improved
  • much improved accuracy and robustness
  • Lua scripting capabilities expanded significantly
  • many output improvements, including much more JSON
  • NETMAP capture method support, especially interesting to FreeBSD users
  • SMTP inspection and file extraction

For a full list of features added, please see:


Upgrades from 2.0 to 3.0 should be mostly seamless. Here are some notes:

Special thanks

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

FireEye, ProtectWise, ANSSI, Emerging Threats /
Proofpoint, Stamus Networks, Ntop, AFL project, CoverityScan

Aaron Campbell, Aleksey Katargin, Alessandro Guido,
Alexander Gozman, Alexandre Macabies, Alfredo Cardigliano,
Andreas Moe, Anoop Saldanha, Antti Tönkyrä, Bill Meeks,
Darien Huss, David Abarbanel, David Cannings, David Diallo,
David Maciejak, Duarte Silva, Eduardo Arada, Giuseppe Longo,
Greg Siemon, Hayder Sinan, Helmut Schaa, Jason Ish,
Jeff Barber, Ken Steele, lessyv, Mark Webb-Johnson,
Mats Klepsland, Matt Carothers, Michael Rash, Nick Jones,
Pierre Chifflier, Ray Ruvinskiy, Samiux A, Schnaffon,
Stephen Donnelly, sxhlinux, Tom DeCanio, Torgeir Natvig,
Travis Green, Zachary Rasmor

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.

November 9-11 we’ll be in Washington, DC, for our 2nd Suricata User Conference:

If you need help installing, updating, validating and tuning Suricata we have a training program. Please see

For support options also see

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