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Download White Paper with 5 Tips for Scaling Suricata

Suricata is a high-performance network threat detection, IDS, IPS and network security monitoring (NSM) engine. It is open source and owned by a community-run nonprofit foundation, the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). Suricata is developed by OISF, it's supporting vendors and a passionate community of volunteers.


From its humble beginnings in 2008 as a signature-based intrusion detection system (IDS), Suricata has now grown into a powerful IDS/IPS/NSM and evolved to include full-featured packet capture, scripting, and network security monitoring capabilities.

However, building out an enterprise-scale deployment of Suricata with mostly open source tools can be a challenge.

In this white paper we outline five ways to improve the scalability of Suricata in an enterprise deployment. In each case, we try to offer a free or open source choice and in some cases we identify straightforward commercial solutions that can provide a fully-supported alternative.