Valued Alibaba Cloud users:

To reduce the cost of server maintenance, Alibaba Cloud adjusted the billing rules and pricing of Security Center Anti-virus. As of April 28, 2021, Security Center Anti-virus is changed from server-based billing to server vCPU-based billing. In the original billing rules, the unit price for each server is USD 4.5 per month. After the adjustment, the unit price for each vCPU is USD 1 per month. The unit price for each server is reduced by up to USD 3.5 per month after the adjustment. The following table describes the billing rules in new purchase, renewal, and upgrade scenarios.
Scenario Billing rule References
New purchase Security Center Anti-virus is charged by server vCPU. The unit price for each vCPU is USD 1 per month. Purchase Security Center
Renewal
  • If you specified the number of servers that need to be protected when you purchased Security Center Anti-virus, you can still renew Security Center based on the original billing rules. The unit price in the original billing rules is USD 4.5 per server per month. You can also upgrade your Security Center to use the new vCPU-based billing rules. The unit price in the new billing rules is USD 1 per vCPU per month.
  • If you specified the number of server vCPUs when you purchased Security Center Anti-virus, you can still renew Security Center based on the original billing rules. The unit price in the original billing rules is USD 1 per vCPU per month.
Renew the subscription to Security Center
Upgrade Security Center Anti-virus is charged by server vCPU. The unit price is USD 1 per vCPU per month. Upgrade and downgrade Security Center