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 stable version is Suricata 1.4.6 and the latest beta version is Suricata 2.0 Beta 1.
Among others, Suricata 2.0 Beta 1 got 2 new features, luajit flow vars and flow ints and DNS parser, logger and keyboard support, has better CUDA support,libhtp has been updated to version 0.5, A complete list of features and changes can be found in the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install Suricata 2.0 Beta 1 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and Pear OS 8.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Suricata 2.0 Beta 1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Pear OS 8 is easy. All you have to do is add the Suricata Beta PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the suricata package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:oisf/suricata-beta
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install suricata