To use the anti-ransomware feature of Security Center, you must purchase and enable the feature.

Background information

  • Anti-ransomware is a value-added feature that is provided by Security Center. If you use the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition, you can use the anti-ransomware data backup function only after you purchase a specific amount of anti-ransomware capacity. If you use the Basic edition, you must upgrade Security Center to the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition before you can use the anti-ransomware feature.

    Notice The anti-ransomware client supports a limited number of operating system versions. You cannot install the anti-ransomware client or back up data for servers that run unsupported operating system versions. For more information about the supported operating system versions, see Supported operating system versions. Before you purchase a specific amount of anti-ransomware capacity, make sure that your servers run supported operating system versions.
  • If you use the anti-ransomware feature for the first time, you must assign the following roles to your Alibaba Cloud account: AliyunHBRDefaultRole and AliyunECSAccessingHBRRole.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Security Center console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Defense > Anti-ransomware.
  3. On the General Anti-ransomware Solutions page, click Authorize.
  4. On the Cloud Resource Access Authorization page, click Confirm Authorization Policy.
    To use the anti-ransomware feature, you must assign the following roles to your account: AliyunHBRDefaultRole and AliyunECSAccessingHBRRole.
  5. Click Upgrade Now.Buy page
  6. In the Select a product version panel, click Upgrade.Select a suitable version
  7. Notice The anti-ransomware client supports a limited number of operating system versions. You cannot install the anti-ransomware client or back up data for servers that run unsupported operating system versions. For more information about the supported operating system versions, see Supported operating system versions. Before you purchase a specific amount of anti-ransomware capacity, make sure that your servers run supported operating system versions.
    On the Security Center buy page, select an edition and specify the Anti-ransomware parameter.

    You can purchase an edition of Security Center based on your requirements.

    • You can purchase the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition. For more information about the features that are supported by each edition, see Features.
    • The anti-ransomware capacity refers to the storage capacity that can be used to store the backup data of your ECS instances. We recommend that you purchase anti-ransomware capacity based on the actual data size that needs to be protected. If you cannot estimate the data size, we recommend that you purchase an anti-ransomware capacity of 40 GB for each server. For more information, see Billing methods.
  8. Click Buy Now and complete the payment.

What to do next

After you enable the anti-ransomware feature, you must create anti-ransomware protection policies to protect your servers against ransomware. For more information, see Create a protection policy.