Secure BootΒΆ

Modern Linux kernels prevent the loading of unsigned third party modules (like PF-RING) if UEFI Secure Boot is enabled. An example of this can be found here:

To avoid issues like this, modern versions of our Setup wizard now default to AF-PACKET instead of PF-RING for both Bro and Suricata:

However, if you choose Snort as your NIDS engine, it will fall back to PF-RING (at least until Snort 3.0 is released). If you have problems with Snort / PF-RING and Secure Boot, then you can either switch from Snort to Suricata OR if you need to keep Snort you can disable Secure Boot: