Security Center pricing

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

Azure Security Center protects all Azure and certain on prem resources through its Free and Standard tiers.

When you upgrade to the Standard tier of Azure Security Center, we automatically enroll and start protecting all your resources unless you explicitly decide to opt-out. For any resource that is protected by Security Center, you will be charged per the pricing model below.

Currently, you can enable Azure Security Center at subscription level, through the Azure portal.

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

Features Free Tier Standard Tier1
Security policy, assessment, and recommendations 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 ‐ ‐ Not available Available
Built-in and custom alerts ‐ ‐ Not available Available
Threat intelligence ‐ ‐ Not available Available
Regulatory Compliance (Preview) ‐ ‐ Not available Available

1 Using the standard tier of Azure Security Center to protect a virtual machine or physical server also includes rights to use System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) on that endpoint. These rights expire when you stop using the standard tier to protect that endpoint.


Resource Type Free Tier Standard Tier
Virtual Machine Free $-
Included data - 500 MB/day
App Services Free $-
SQL Database Not Available $-
MySQL (Preview) Not Available Free *
PostgreSQL (Preview) Not Available Free *
Storage (Azure Blobs) Not Available $-/10K transactions ***
IoT Devices - By device Not Available $-/month **
IoT Devices - By messages Not Available $-/25K transactions **

* Pricing displayed is preview price. Price will change at GA. For details on ASC features by resource, please refer to the resource specific documentation

** Security Messages will be counted against customer's IoT Hub quota.

*** Billing for Advanced Threat Protection for Storage (Azure Blobs) starts from September 1, 2019

Additional data charges for virtual machines only

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 1 month, then additional charges will apply as follows:

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

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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