It has been 6 months back when I heard about Suricata and now there is another development called Smooth-Sec to simplify the process to run this IPS/IDS.
What is Smooth-Sec?
Smooth-Sec is a ready to-go IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention System) linux distribution based on the multi threaded Suricata IDS/IPS engine and Snorby, the top notch web application for network security monitoring. Smooth-Sec is built on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS using the TurnKey Core base as development platform. Functionality is the key point that allow to deploy a complete IDS/IPS System up and running out of the box within a few minutes, even for security beginners with minimal Linux experience.
Metrics Metrics & Reports
Full packet and session data.
Settings Custom Settings
Native IPv6 Support
Automatic protocol detection
Native hardware acceleration support
Passive OS and Portscan detection
L7 Protocol awareness
IP Reputation using scoring threshold
Distributed blocking & feedback
Global flowbits and variables
Snorby interface: https://ipaddress
Password: snorby (please change this password after the firts login)
Password: the password you have chose during the installation
Size Compressed: 504 MB