This topic provides answers to some commonly asked questions about the pricing of Security Center.

What do I do if Security Center prompts that the subscription is due to expire?

Security Center that you purchased based on the subscription billing method is valid within a specific period of time. You must renew the subscription within the validity period to ensure your asset security. For more information about how to renew the subscription, see Renew Security Center.

Expiration

Seven days before the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition expires, Security Center sends you a message that reminds you to renew the subscription. If you do not renew the subscription before the service expires, your assets are no longer protected by Security Center after the expiration date.

Security Center retains all the configurations and statistics for seven days after the expiration date. The retained configurations and statistics include the asset groups, tags, quarantined files, vulnerability whitelists, and baseline check policies. If you renew the subscription within seven days after the expiration date, you can continue using the current configurations and statistics.

If you do not renew the subscription within seven days after the expiration date, the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition is downgraded to the Basic edition. In this case, you can no longer view the current configurations or statistics such as DDoS alerts. You must purchase another subscription of the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition to continue using relevant features. For more information, see Purchase Security Center.

Note The Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, and Enterprise editions of Security Center are billed on a subscription basis. Therefore, no overdue payments are incurred when you use the service.

Why am I unable to view the DDoS alerts in the Security Center console?

After Security Center expires, the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition is downgraded to the Basic edition. You can no longer use the features supported by the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition. Also, you cannot view the configurations or historical statistics, such as DDoS alerts. In this case, you must purchase another Security Center of the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition based on the subscription billing method. For more information, see Purchase Security Center.