Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Suricata is an open source Network IDS, IPS and Network Security Monitoring engine, developed by the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). The latest version available is Suricata 2.0.1, which has been recently released. For a full list of features, see the official site.
In this article I will show you how to install Suricata 2.0.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Suricata 2.0.1 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, LXLE and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the suricata package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oisf/suricata-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install suricata
Optional, to remove suricata, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove suricata