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Security & Compliance

Threat detection and prevention through advanced cloud security

Security and Compliance enables security across datacenter environments, including nodes in your on-premises datacenters and other cloud service providers. The service is priced per node. A node is any physical server or virtual machine which is managed by the service. The pricing model for Security and Compliance and Azure Security Center are effectively the same. Both are priced per node. Usage of Security and Compliance will show up on your bill as Azure Security Center. Both services are free for the first 60 days. If you continue to use the service after that period, we automatically start charging for the service at the prices shown below.
Security & Compliance
Security and Audit Included
Antimalware solution Included
Included daily upload data 500 MB
Included data retention 1 month
Price $15/node/month
  • Price is pro-rated per hour. The service only bills for the number of hours that a node sends data—approximately $0.02 per hour (31-day month).
  • The included allocation of upload data is pooled across nodes. For example, if there are 10 nodes connected to the service, then the total allocation of upload data is 5,000 MB per day. The 5,000 MB is pooled across the 10 nodes such that a particular node could upload greater 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.
  • Based on observed usage, most nodes other than domain controllers don't cross the included daily amounts.
Additional data and retention

If uploaded data exceeds the included amounts per day or needs to be stored for longer than a month, overages are charged per the prices below

Overage meter Price
Additional data uploaded over included daily data $2.3 per GB
Additional retention beyond 1 month $0.1 GB/month

Support and SLA

The availability of Security and Compliance is based on the SLA of the underlying log analytics workspace and automation account resources used. Please see the Log Analytics SLA and Automation SLA for more details.


  • On your Log Analytics workspace, enable the Security and/or Antimalware solution or from the Azure marketplace select the Security and Compliance offer.

    Security and Compliance can be deployed on any Log Analytics workspace, regardless of the workspace pricing tier but will always be billed per node according to the pricing shown above.

  • A node is a unique computer name that sends security data to Log Analytics. Each hour Log Analytics calculates the number of unique computer names and charges 1/730th of a node to the Azure Security Center usage meter.

    For every 1 node there is an allocation of 500 MB of data per day. At the end of each day the number of nodes reported is calculated and multiplied by 500 MB to determine the allocation of security data for the day. The volume of security data sent to Log Analytics is also calculated and if it exceeds the allocation of security data then the amount of data above the allocated data is charged at the additional data rate.


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