The Suricata Engine is an Open Source Next Generation Intrusion Detection and Prevention Engine. This engine is not intended to just replace or emulate the existing tools in the industry, but will bring new ideas and technologies to the field.

OISF is part of and funded by the Department of Homeland Security's Directorate for Science and Technology HOST program (Homeland Open Security Technology), by the the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), as well as through the very generous support of the members of the OISF Consortium. More information about the Consortium is available, as well as a list of our current Consortium Members.

The Suricata Engine and the HTP Library are available to use under the GPLv2.

The HTP Library is an HTTP normalizer and parser written by Ivan Ristic of Mod Security fame for the OISF. This integrates and provides very advanced processing of HTTP streams for Suricata. The HTP library is required by the engine, but may also be used independently in a range of applications and tools.


Suricata Stable release is available here. The current version is 2.0.7, released February 25, 2015.

Linux/Mac/FreeBSD/UNIX/Windows Source:

PGP Signature:

Windows (win32) installer:


Suricata Development is available here. The current version is 2.1beta3, released January 29, 2015.

Linux/Mac/FreeBSD/UNIX/Windows Source:

PGP Signature:

Windows (win32) installer:




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NOTE: Libhtp is included in the Suricata tarball.

In Suricata 2.0.6, HTP 0.5.16 is bundled:



Latest Source from the Git Repository:

git clone git://

run, then the normal ./configure;make;make install.

The git repository is mirrored at github.

OISF Public PGP Key:



Installation Documentation

Suricata Documentation

To view open bugs, submit a new bug report, or submit a feature request please visit the OISF Redmine Interface.

Specifically, bugs and tickets can be viewed here: Ticket tracking

Submit Feature requests and bug reports here: Submit a bug


Older Suricata Versions:


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