Overview

Amazon GuardDuty is priced along two dimensions. The dimensions are based on the quantity of AWS CloudTrail Events analyzed (per 1,000,000 events) and the volume of Amazon VPC Flow Log and DNS Log data analyzed (per GB).

  • CloudTrail Event analysis – GuardDuty continuously analyzes CloudTrail Events, monitoring all access and behavior of your AWS accounts and infrastructure. CloudTrail analysis is charged per 1,000,000 events per month and pro-rated.
  • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log analysis – GuardDuty continuously analyzes VPC Flow Logs and DNS requests and responses to identify malicious, unauthorized, or unexpected behavior in your AWS accounts and workloads. Flow log and DNS log analysis is charged per Gigabyte (GB) per month. Flow log and DNS log analysis is offered with tiered volume discounts.

Free trial

Any new account to Amazon GuardDuty can try the service for 30-days at no cost.

You will have access to the full feature set and detections during the free trial. GuardDuty will display the volume of data processed and estimated daily average service charges for your account. This makes it easy for you to experience Amazon GuardDuty at no cost and forecast the cost of the service beyond the free trial.

Prices (By region)

  • North America

    US East (N. VA), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. CA), Canada (Central)
    • US East (N. VA)
    • US East (Ohio)
    • US West (Oregon)
    • US West (N. CA)
    • Canada (Central)
    • US East (N. VA)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.00 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.50 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.25 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.00 per 1,000,000 events
    • US East (Ohio)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.00 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.50 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.25 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.00 per 1,000,000 events
    • US West (Oregon)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.00 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.50 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.25 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.00 per 1,000,000 events
    • US West (N. CA)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.10 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.55 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.28 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.40 per 1,000,000 events
    • Canada (Central)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.15 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.58 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.29 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.60 per 1,000,000 events
  • Asia Pacific

    Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
    • Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
    • Asia Pacific (Seoul)
    • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
    • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
    • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
    • Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.10 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.55 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.28 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.40 per 1,000,000 events
    • Asia Pacific (Seoul)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.15 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.58 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.29 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.60 per 1,000,000 events
    • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.15 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.58 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.29 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.60 per 1,000,000 events
    • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.15 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.58 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.29 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.60 per 1,000,000 events
    • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.18 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.59 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.29 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.72 per 1,000,000 events
  • Europe / Middle East / Africa

    EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London)
    • EU (Frankfurt)
    • EU (Ireland)
    • EU (London)
    • EU (Frankfurt)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.15 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.58 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.29 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.60 per 1,000,000 events
    • EU (Ireland)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.10 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.55 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.28 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.40 per 1,000,000 events
    • EU (London)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.10 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.55 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.28 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $4.40 per 1,000,000 events
  • South America

    South America (São Paulo)
    • South America (São Paulo)
    • South America (São Paulo)
    • VPC Flow Log and DNS Log Analysis  
      First 500 GB / month $1.75 per GB
      Next 2000 GB / month $0.88 per GB
      Over 2500 GB / month $0.44 per GB
         
      AWS CloudTrail Event Analysis  
      Per 1,000,000 events / month $7.00 per 1,000,000 events

Pricing examples (monthly)
US-East (N. VA) / Example 1

GuardDuty processes

  • 40,000,000 events
  • 2,000 GB of VPC Flow logs
  • 1,000 GB of DNS Query Logs

Charges =

     40 x $4.00    (per 1,000,000 events) 
+ 500 x $1.00    (first 500 GB)
+ 2,000 x $0.50 (next 2,000 GB)
+ 500 x $0.25    (over 2,500 GB)

= $1,785 per month

US-East (N. VA) / Example 2

GuardDuty processes

  • 5,000,000 events
  • 200 GB of VPC Flow logs
  • 50 GB of DNS Query Logs

Charges =

       5 x $4.00   (per 1,000,000 events)
+ 250 x $1.00   (first 500 GB)

= $270 per month

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