Security Center provides a 7-day free trial of the Ultimate edition for users of the Basic edition. This topic describes how to apply for a 7-day free trial of the Security Center Ultimate edition.

Prerequisites

Your Alibaba Cloud account must meet the following conditions before you can apply for a free trial:
  • The Security Center Basic edition is activated for your Alibaba Cloud account.

    None of the following Security Center editions is purchased: Anti-virus, Advanced, Enterprise, and Ultimate. By default, the Security Center Basic edition is activated for all Alibaba Cloud accounts.

    Note If you have purchased a paid edition of Security Center but did not renew the subscription after it expired, Security Center is automatically downgraded to the Basic edition. In this case, you cannot apply for a 7-day free trial of the Security Center Ultimate edition.
  • You have not applied for a 7-day free trial of the Security Center Ultimate edition before.
  • At least one Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance is purchased.

Procedure

  1. Go to the Security Center product page.
  2. Click Free Trial and log on to the Security Center console by using your Alibaba Cloud account.
    You can also skip Step 1 and log on to the Security Center console.
  3. In the 7-Day Free Trial dialog box, click Free Trial of Ultimate Edition.
    After the operation is complete, you can start a 7-day free trial of the Security Center Ultimate edition. You can view information about the free trial of the Ultimate Edition(Trial) in the upper-right corner of the Overview page. In the free trial period, you can use all the features of the Ultimate edition, such as antivirus, vulnerability fixing, baseline checks, and container image scan. You can also use basic and value-added features supported by Security Center. For more information about the value-added features, see Value-added features available in the free trial period. For more information about the features supported by the Ultimate edition, see Feature.

Value-added features available in the free trial period

The following table lists the value-added features and specifications you can use in the free trial period.

Feature Specification
Log analysis You can use 10 GB of log storage capacity.
Container image scan You can scan 100 images.
Web tamper proofing You can enable this feature for 20 servers.
Note You cannot enable the anti-ransomware feature in the free trial period. If you want to use this feature, you must pay to enable this feature. For more information, see Enable the anti-ransomware feature.

What to do after the 7-day free trial

After the 7-day free trial, Security Center is automatically restored to the Basic edition. The Basic edition detects vulnerabilities, logons from unusual locations, and brute-force attacks free of charge. The Basic edition does not support automatic vulnerability fixing or attack handling.

If you want to implement a higher level of protection, such protection includes antivirus protection, threat detection and automatic handling, web tamper proofing, and anti-leak of AccessKey pair and account information, you must purchase Security Center Anti-virus or higher. These protection capabilities are also required if you want to meet the testing and evaluation requirements for classified protection.

You can upgrade your Basic edition to the Anti-virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition based on your business requirements. For more information about the features that are supported by each edition, see Feature. For more information about the prices of each edition, see the following table.

Billable item Basic Anti-virus Advanced Enterprise Ultimate Value-added Plan
Basic fees Free USD 4.5 per server per month USD 9.5 per server per month USD 23.5 per server per month USD 3 per vCPU per month Free
Fees of value-added features Web Tamper Protection Not supported USD 142.6 per server per month USD 142.6 per server per month USD 142.6 per server per month USD 142.6 per server per month USD 142.6 per server per month
Anti-ransomware Not supported USD 0.045 per GB per month USD 0.045 per GB per month USD 0.045 per GB per month USD 0.045 per GB per month USD 0.045 per GB per month
Log Analysis Not supported USD 72.9 per TB per month USD 72.9 per TB per month USD 72.9 per TB per month USD 72.9 per TB per month USD 72.9 per TB per month
Container image scan Not supported Not supported USD 0.3 per image USD 0.3 per image USD 0.3 per image USD 0.3 per image
Subscription duration Unlimited Monthly subscription supported (when the value of the Protected Servers parameter is greater than 10) Monthly subscription supported (when the value of the Protected Servers parameter is greater than 10) Monthly subscription supported (when the value of the Protected Servers parameter is greater than 10) Monthly subscription supported Monthly subscription supported

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