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Protect hybrid cloud workloads

Azure Defender provides extended detection and response for workloads running in Azure, on-premises and in other clouds. Integrated with Security Center, Azure Defender protects your hybrid data, cloud native services and servers from threats; and integrates with your existing security workflows such as your SIEM solution and Microsoft’s vast threat intelligence to streamline threat mitigation.

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Azure Security Center protects Azure, on-premises and hybrid resources through its Free tier and its integration with Azure Defender. Azure Security Center Free Tier includes continuous assessment and security recommendations, as well as Azure Secure Score.

When you enable Azure Defender, we automatically enrol and start protecting all your resources unless you explicitly decide to opt out. For any resource that is protected by Azure Defender, you will be charged according to the pricing model below.

Azure Defender is free for the first 30 days. Any usage beyond 30 days will be automatically charged as per the pricing scheme below.

Resource Type Price
Azure Defender for Servers $-
Included data – 500 MB/day
Azure Defender for App Service $-
Azure Defender for SQL on Azure $-2
Azure Defender for SQL outside Azure $-3
Azure Defender for MySQL $-/Instance/month
Azure Defender for PostgreSQL $-/Instance/month
Azure Defender for MariaDB $-
Azure Defender for Storage – Protect all storage accounts within a subscription1 $-/10K transactions
Azure Defender for Kubernetes $-/vCore/hour
Azure Defender for ACR $-/image
Azure Defender for Key Vault $-/10K transactions
Azure Defender for ARM $-/1M API calls
Azure Defender for DNS $-/1M queries

1 Azure Defender currently protects Azure Blobs, Azure Files and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 resources.

2 Azure Defender for SQL on Azure price applies to SQL servers on Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure Virtual Machines.

3 Azure Defender for SQL outside Azure price applies on Azure Arc-enabled SQL Servers, which extends Azure services to SQL Server instances hosted outside Azure in the customer’s data centre, on the edge or in a multi-cloud environment.

Additional data charges for virtual machines only

Overage Meter Price
Additional data uploaded in excess of included daily data See Azure Monitor pricing page for data ingestion pricing
Additional retention beyond one month See Azure Monitor pricing page for data retention pricing

Azure Defender for IoT

Azure Defender for IoT delivers unified security for IoT/OT environments, offering two different sets of capabilities depending on whether you need to protect existing IoT/OT environments or are securing new IoT/OT devices that are provisioned and managed through IoT Hub.

Agentless monitoring

Azure Defender for IoT’s agentless monitoring capabilities protect existing enterprise IoT/OT environments, providing automatic asset discovery, vulnerability management and threat detection. Today, Azure Defender for IoT’s agentless monitoring capabilities are available for on-premises deployment, with the option to connect to the cloud to send threat information to Azure Sentinel.

Azure Defender for IoT’s agentless monitoring capabilities are free of charge for the first 1,000 committed devices for the first 30 days. Beyond that, customers will automatically be charged per the pricing below. There is no cost for ingesting Azure Defender for IoT alerts and incidents into Azure Sentinel.

Solution Price
Azure Defender for IoT agentless monitoring – on-premises $-/month per 1,000 monitored devices, based on commitment1

1If a customer chooses to connect to the cloud to send data to Azure Sentinel, they will need to connect the Azure Defender for IoT sensor to an IoT Hub, which has an additional cost. For pricing, visit the Azure IoT Hub pricing page.

Security for new devices provisioned through IoT Hub

Azure Defender for IoT also offers security for new devices provisioned and managed through IoT Hub, such as those that have the Azure Defender for IoT security agent installed. These security capabilities are free of charge for the first 30 days. Any usage beyond 30 days will be automatically charged per the pricing below.

Solution Price
Azure Defender for IoT for devices managed by IoT Hub – by device $-/month
Azure Defender for IoT for devices managed by IoT Hub – by messages $-/25K transactions

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  • A transaction is an API call with a request payload size of up to 1,000 data points included in the time series. Each increment of 1,000 data points will be counted as an additional transaction. For example, an API call with request payload size of 2,050 data points is three transactions. The maximum request payload size is 8,640 data points. Each data point in the time series is a time stamp/numerical value pair.

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