IDPS Suricata deployment as a VNF on OpenStack with OpenContrail

IDPS Suricata deployment as a VNF on OpenStack with OpenContrail

The use case shows Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS) Suricata installation as a virtual network function (VNF) on OpenStack.

To enable Suricata IDPS as a VNF:

  1. Deploy OpenStack with Contrail SDN that will bring NFV into your cloud.

  2. Create a VM image with the Suricata IDPS installed.

  3. Configure the Contrail SDN to run an IDPS service instance (VNF) and steer traffic to this instance for further analysis.