Security Center Basic is automatically activated for all Alibaba Cloud users. To enable more security features, upgrade Security Center Basic to the Anti-virus, Advanced, Enterprise, Ultimate, or Value-added Plan edition based on your business requirements. The Anti-virus, Advanced, Enterprise, Ultimate, and Value-added Plan editions of Security Center use the subscription billing method.

Billing cycle

A billing cycle starts from the date when Security Center is purchased to the date when Security Center expires.

Pricing

Edition Pricing
Basic Free
Anti-virus Fee = (Value of the vCore parameter × Basic fees + Fees of value-added features) × Subscription period
Advanced Fee = (Value of Protected Servers × Basic fees + Fees of value-added features) × Subscription period
Enterprise
Ultimate Fee = (Value of the vCore parameter × Basic fees + Fees of value-added features) × Subscription period
Value-added Plan Fee = Fees of value-added features × Subscription period

The following list describes the items in the preceding formulas:

  • For more information about the basic fees and fees of value-added features, see Billable items.
  • The Protected Servers parameter specifies the total number of assets that are protected by Security Center. The assets include Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances and third-party servers that have the Security Center agent installed. The default value is the total number of ECS instances and third-party servers that have the Security Center agent installed within 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 within 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 within your Alibaba Cloud account, a message indicating that the number of protected servers exceeds the limit is displayed after you purchase Security Center. In this case, your use of Security Center may be affected, and you cannot renew your subscription to Security Center. To resolve the issues, you must upgrade Security Center and increase the value of the Protected Servers parameter.
  • The value of the vCore parameter specifies the quota for the cores of the servers that you want to protect.

Billable items

The billable items vary based on the edition of Security Center and the value-added features that you purchase.
Billable item Basic Anti-virus Advanced Enterprise Ultimate Value-added Plan
Basic fees Free USD 1 per core per month USD 9.5 per server per month USD 23.5 per server per month USD 3 per core 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 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
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 period Unlimited Monthly subscription supported Monthly subscription supported Monthly subscription supported Monthly subscription supported Monthly subscription supported

Refunds

For more information about refund policies, submit a ticket.

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