The Basic edition of Security Center is free for all Alibaba Cloud users. You can upgrade the Basic edition to the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition at any time to enjoy more security protection features. The Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, and Enterprise editions of Security Center use the subscription billing method.

Billing cycle

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

Billing rules

Fees = (Number of assets × Basic fees + Fees of value-added services) × Validity period of the subscription
  • For more information about the basic fees and value-added service fees, see Billing items.
  • The number of assets represents the total number of assets protected by Security Center, including Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances under your Alibaba Cloud account, and external servers that have installed the Security Center agent. The default value is the total number of ECS instances and external instances that have installed the Security Center agent under the current account.

    The Protected Assets you specify when you purchase Security Center cannot be less than the number of ECS instances that you have already purchased. For more information about how to purchase Security Center, see Purchase Security Center.

Billing items

The billing items vary depending on the Security Center edition and value-added services you select.
Billing item Basic edition Basic Anti-Virus edition Advanced edition Enterprise edition
Basic fees Free USD 4.5 per instance per month USD 9.5 per instance per month USD 23.5 per instance per month
Value-added service fees Tamper protection Not supported USD 142.6 per instance per month USD 142.6 per instance per month USD 142.6 per instance 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

Refund

Security Center supports unconditional refunds within five days from when Security Center is purchased. Refunds are not available after five days.

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