The Basic edition of Security Center is free of charge for all Alibaba Cloud users. It is activated by default. To enable more security protection features, you can upgrade the Basic edition to the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, Enterprise, or Value-added Plan edition based on your requirements. The Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, Enterprise, and Value-added Plan editions of Security Center use the subscription billing method.

Billing cycle

A billing cycle represents the time period from when Security Center is purchased to when Security Center expires.

Pricing

Fees = (Protected Servers × Basic fees + Fees of value-added services) × Subscription duration

The following list describes items in this formula:

  • For more information about basic fees and fees of value-added services, see Billable items.
  • The Protected Servers parameter specifies the total number of assets protected by Security Center. The assets include Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances and external servers that have the Security Center agent installed. The default value is the total number of ECS instances and external servers that have the Security Center agent installed under your Alibaba Cloud account.

    When you purchase Security Center, the value of Protected Servers that you specify must be no less than the number of servers under your Alibaba Cloud account. For more information about how to purchase Security Center, see Purchase Security Center.

    Note If the value is less than the number of servers under your Alibaba Cloud account, the Security Center console prompts that the number of protected servers exceeds the limit after you purchase Security Center. In this case, your use of Security Center may be affected, and you cannot directly renew Security Center. To resolve the issues, you must upgrade the edition of Security Center and increase that value.
  • The Protected Servers parameter specifies the total number of assets protected by Security Center. The assets include Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances and external servers that have the Security Center agent installed. The default value is the total number of ECS instances and external servers that have the Security Center agent installed under your Alibaba Cloud account.

Billable items

The billable items vary based on the edition of Security Center and the value-added services that you select.
Billable item Basic edition Basic Anti-Virus edition Advanced edition Enterprise edition Value-added Plan edition
Basic fees Free USD 4.5 per server per month USD 9.5 per server per month USD 23.5 per server per month Free
Fees of value-added services Web Tamper Proofing 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
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
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 Not supported
Subscription duration Unlimited If the value of the Protected Servers parameter is greater than 10, monthly subscription is supported. If the value of the Protected Servers parameter is greater than 10, monthly subscription is supported. If the value of the Protected Servers parameter is greater than 10, monthly subscription is supported. Monthly subscription supported

Refunds

For more information about refund policies, submit aticket.

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