Suricata Setup on pfSense

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Install the Suricata Package

pfSense provides a UI for everything. So from the admin page go to System -> Package Manager -> Available Packages and search for suricata:

Then go ahead and install it. After that you will see it under the Services tab:

Enable Rule Download

Under Services -> Suricata -> Global Settings you can enter settings to download Snort and ET rules:

Suricata setup on pfSense
Suricata setup on pfSense

After adding the rules you can manually download them under Services -> Suricata -> Updates:

First I created a list which represented my home network under Services -> Suricata -> Pass List:

On top of the suppress list you can also choose what rule categories to enable under Services -> Suricata -> Interfaces -> WAN Categories:

Suricata setup on pfSense

Another optional thing you can do is install Service Watchdog:

And under Services -> Service Watchdog enable it to monitor the Suricata Service:

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