Security Center Pricing

Azure Security Center allows you to prevent, detect and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of all your Azure resources

Azure Security Center is offered in two tiers: Free and Standard. The Standard tier is offered free for the first 60 days. Should you choose to continue to use the service beyond 60 days, we will automatically start to charge for the service.

The Security Center uses Azure storage to save security data generated from your protected nodes. Costs associated with this storage is not included in the price of the service and will be charged separately at regular Azure storage rates. Storage charges apply even during the trial.

Features Free Standard
Security policy, assessment, and recommendations
Connected partner solutions
Threat detection (behavioral analysis and anomaly detection) for:
Virtual Machines
SQL Databases
Windows crashes
Daily data allocation1 Not applicable 500 MB per day
Price Free $15.0 / node / month

1 The standard tier includes a cap on the amount of data ingested per node per day. There is no associated cap with the features in the free tier.

Details on how nodes are counted

  • A node is any Azure resource that is monitored by the service. Currently, each virtual Machine counts as one node, and each Azure SQL Database server 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.

Support & SLA

  • Free billing and subscription management support
  • Need tech support for preview services? Use our forums
  • To learn more about the SLA, please visit the SLA page




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