This topic describes how to purchase a Web Application Firewall (WAF) instance.

Background information

WAF supports the subscription billing method. When you purchase a subscription WAF instance, you must select an edition based on your business requirements. Different editions have different protection features and specifications. For more information, see WAF deployment plans and editions.

Procedure

  1. Go to the Web Application Firewall buy page by using your Alibaba Cloud account.
  2. On the Web Application Firewall buy page, configure the following parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Region Specify the region where the WAF cluster resides. Valid values:
    • China Mainland: regions in mainland China.
    • International: regions outside mainland China, including China (Hong Kong), Singapore (Singapore), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), US (Silicon Valley), Australia (Sydney), Germany (Frankfurt), India (Mumbai), Indonesia (Jakarta), UAE (Dubai), and Japan (Tokyo).
    Deployment Specify the deployment plan for your WAF instance. The value is fixed as On-cloud WAF. This value indicates that your WAF instance uses a shared cluster to deliver protection capabilities.
    Plan Specify the edition for your WAF instance. Valid values: Pro, Business, and Enterprise.

    After you select an edition, the Specifications section displays the details about the selected edition. For more information, see WAF deployment plans and editions.

    Extra Domain Package Enter the number of extra domain packages that you want to purchase.

    If you want to add multiple domain names or more than 10 subdomains to WAF, we recommend that you purchase extra domain packages. For more information, see Extra domain package.

    Exclusive IP Enter the number of exclusive IP addresses that you want to purchase.

    If you have an important domain name to protect, you can purchase an exclusive IP address for your WAF instance and assign it to the domain name. For more information, see Exclusive IP addresses.

    Extra Bandwidth Package Specify the extra bandwidth that you want to purchase. Unit: Mbit/s.

    If the total service bandwidth of your websites that you want to add to WAF exceeds the default service bandwidth provided by the selected edition, we recommend that you purchase extra bandwidth. For more information, see Extra bandwidth.

    Global Server Load Balancing Determine whether to enable intelligent load balancing.

    You can enable intelligent load balancing to ensure high availability and minimize latency for automatic disaster recovery. For more information, see Intelligent load balancing.

    Log Service Determine whether to enable Log Service for WAF.
    You can enable Log Service for WAF to store, view, and analyze WAF logs in real time. For more information, see Log Service for WAF.
    Note The Pro edition does not support this option.
    Log Storage Period Specify the period for which you want to store WAF logs. You can specify this parameter after you set Log Service to YES. Valid values: 180 Days and 360 Days.
    Note The Pro edition does not support this option.
    Log Storage Size Specify the maximum storage capacity for WAF logs.You can specify this parameter after you set Log Service to YES. Unit: TB.
    Note The Pro edition does not support this option.
    Bot Manager Determine whether to enable the bot management feature.

    You can enable this feature to mitigate security threats caused by bot traffic. For more information, see Set a bot threat intelligence rule and Configure the allowed crawlers function.

    Mobile App Protection Determine whether to enable the app protection feature.

    If your business supports native apps and you have security needs, such as the need for trusted communications and the prevention of bot script abuse, we recommend that you enable this feature. For more information, see Configure application protection.

    Data Visualization Specify the type of data visualization. Valid values: Disabled, Single Screen, and Multi-screen.
    You can enable the data visualization feature to display and analyze the workloads and security status of your website. For more information, see Data visualization.
    Note The Exclusive edition does not support this option.
    Validity Period Specify a validity period for the WAF instance.
  3. Click Buy Now and complete the payment.
    Notice WAF does not provide a 5-day money-back guarantee or support partial refunds.