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Cloud Firewall:Billing

Last Updated:May 06, 2024

This topic describes the billing methods, billable items, and pricing of Cloud Firewall.

Billing methods

Billing method

Description

Billable item

Scenario

Subscription

Subscription is a billing method that requires you to pay for resources before you can use the resources. The subscription billing method allows you to reserve resources and purchase resources at discounted rates.

The subscription billing method is supported in Cloud Firewall Premium Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Ultimate Edition. The supported features and billable items vary based on the edition. For more information, see Subscription.

  • The usage period of resources can be estimated.

  • The resource usage remains relatively flat.

  • Resources are used for a long period of time.

Pay-as-you-go

Pay-as-you-go is a billing method that allows you to use resources before you pay for them. You can purchase and release resources based on your business requirements. You do not need to purchase a large number of resources in advance.

You are charged based on the configuration fee of public IP addresses, processing fee of Internet traffic, number of NAT firewalls, and processing fee of private network traffic. For more information, see Pay-as-you-go.

  • The resource usage frequently fluctuates.

  • Your business has short-term requirements on resources.

Pay-as-you-go savings plan

A savings plan is a discount plan that provides savings over pay-as-you-go rates in exchange for a commitment to use a consistent amount of resources for a specific period of time. You can obtain a greater discount and reduce more costs when you purchase a pay-as-you-go savings plan with a larger committed consumption amount.

You can use a savings plan to offset the fees for the billable items of Cloud Firewall that uses the pay-as-you-go billing method within your Alibaba Cloud account. The fees include the configuration fee of public IP addresses and traffic processing fee.

  • The resource usage frequently fluctuates.

  • Your business has short-term requirements on resources.

References

  • For more information about the billing details and billing cycle of Premium Edition, Enterprise Edition, and Ultimate Edition of Cloud Firewall that uses the subscription billing method, and how to purchase Cloud Firewall by using the subscription billing method, see Subscription.

  • For more information about the billing details of Cloud Firewall that uses the pay-as-you-go billing method, how to purchase Cloud Firewall that uses the pay-as-you-go billing method, and how to view usage details, see Pay-as-you-go.

  • For more information about how to purchase Cloud Firewall, see Purchase Cloud Firewall.

  • For more information about how to use the free trial of Cloud Firewall, see Free trial for new users.

  • To ensure that Cloud Firewall can continue to protect your assets, we recommend that you renew your subscription to Cloud Firewall before it expires. For more information about how to renew Cloud Firewall, see Renewal.

  • For more information about how to upgrade or downgrade the edition of Cloud Firewall, upgrade or downgrade the specifications of Cloud Firewall, temporarily upgrade the protection bandwidth, and change the billing method of Cloud Firewall, see Upgrade and downgrade.

  • For more information about how to release Cloud Firewall, see Release Cloud Firewall.

  • For more information about Cloud Firewall, see Pre-sales FAQ.