suricata install

Maher Khalil

Jul 11, 2021
Do I need to enable firewall before install suricata? do firewall required for suricata to function?
Wouldn't it be better to use something in a VM that actually officially supports suricata and got it already tightly integrated like SecurityOnion or OPNsense?
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I cannot force my customer to install anything inside the VM machine. at the same time I need to prevent / block hackers
Your customer doesn't have to install anything inside a VM. I thought more of a single VM as part of the server infrastructure that you put as a gateway/firewall between the internet and all of the clients VMs.
Just google for "OPNsense Proxmox tutorial" or "security onion" and you will find alot of tutorials like for example this one:

And you can configure suricata using the OPNsense webUI. There is also a checkbox to switch between intrusion detection and intrusion prevention mode. Suricata IDS as part of OPNsense is working fine here in a VM with 4GB RAM.


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