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Security Center pricing

Azure Security Centre provides unified security management and advanced threat protection for hybrid cloud workloads

Azure Security Center is offered in two tiers: Free and Standard. The Standard tier is free for the first 60 days. Any usage beyond 60 days will be automatically charged as per the pricing scheme below.

Features Free (Azure Resources Only) Standard (Hybrid and Azure Resources)
Security policy, assessment and recommendations Available Available
Connected partner solutions Available Available
Security event collection and search ‐ ‐ Not available Available
Just-in-time VM Access ‐ ‐ Not available Available
Adaptive application controls ‐ ‐ Not available Available
Advanced threat detection for networks, VMs/servers and Azure services ‐ ‐ Not available Available
Built-in and custom alerts ‐ ‐ Not available Available
Threat intelligence ‐ ‐ Not available Available
Included data Not applicable 500 MB per day1
Price Free $- /node2/hour

1 The daily included data allocation is pooled across nodes. For example, if there are 10 nodes connected to the service, then the total included data allocation is 5,000 MB per day. The 5,000 MB allocation is pooled across the 10 nodes in such a way that a particular node could upload more than 500 MB in a day as long as the total data uploaded across all nodes is less than 5,000 MB in that day. In this example, additional data charges will apply only if the total data uploaded exceeds 5,000 MB on any day.

2 A node is any Azure resource that is monitored by the service. Currently, each virtual machine counts as one node, and each SQL Database server (logical server that may contain multiple SQL databases and/or SQL Data Warehouse databases) counts as one node. As additional security monitoring capabilities are enabled for other types of services, such as Azure Cloud Services, we may begin counting these resources as nodes as well. Nodes are counted and prorated daily.

Additional data charges

Based on observed usage to date, most deployments do not exceed the daily ‘included data’ limit. However, if additional data is collected that exceeds the daily limit, or if you choose to retain your security data longer than one month, then additional charges will apply as follows:

Overage Meter Price
Additional data uploaded in excess of included daily data $2.3 per GB
Additional retention beyond one month $0.1/GB/month

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