The Basic edition of Security Center is free of charge for all Alibaba Cloud users. To enable more security protection features, you can upgrade the Basic edition to the Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, or Enterprise edition based on your requirements. The Basic Anti-Virus, Advanced, and Enterprise 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
  • For more information about basic fees and value-added service fees, see Billing 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, Protected Servers that you specify cannot be less than the number of assets under your Alibaba Cloud account. For more information about how to purchase Security Center, see Purchase Security Center.

  • 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.

Billing items

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

Refund

For more information about refund policies, submit aticket.

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