Suricata IDS Software Description
Suricata IDS is a high-performance Network IDS, IPS, and Network Security Monitoring engine. It runs on Windows XP and above, on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X (10.6 and above), Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX, on virtual machines (VMware ESX / ESXi, Xen, KVM), and on bare metal and in containers (Docker). It is protocol-independent but has an efficient implementation for various protocols and offers various rule types to detect different attacks. It supports database engines such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Oracle.
Suricata IDS is an open source-based intrusion detection system and intrusion prevention system. It is a replacement for proprietary IDS/IPS solutions. It differs from other open-source network security tools because it detects malicious activity and reports on it but does not mitigate those attacks. It is most often used as the engine for an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) or Security Information Event Management (SIEM). It focused on performance, portability, and simplicity. Overall, it’s the best network security monitoring engine.