Prisma Cloud License Types

Learn about the Prisma™ Cloud licensing options for Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP).
Prisma Cloud is available as a one-, two-, or three-year subscription in the following three editions:
  • Prisma Cloud Business Edition
    —License includes configuration security posture management (CSPM), compliance reporting, automated remediation, custom policy creation, and a standard success plan. The Business edition is tailored for investigating resource misconfigurations and verifying adherence to compliance standards so that you can take steps to implement policies and regulations that enable you to secure your public cloud deployments and comply with security standards. The Business edition is powered entirely through the application programming interface (API) and delivered exclusively as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.
  • Prisma Cloud Compute Edition
    —License includes workload protection for hosts, containers, and serverless deployments in any cloud or on-premises environment. This is an agent-based approach to protect resources across the application lifecycle. Unlike the Prisma Cloud Business or Enterprise editions, this is a is a self-operated software solution that you download and run in your own environments—whether public, private, or hybrid clouds—including entirely air-gapped environments.
  • Prisma Cloud Enterprise Edition
    —License includes all features included in the Business edition and Compute edition licenses (including a standard success plan). The Enterprise edition—delivered as a SaaS model—combines API- and agent-based approaches to deliver comprehensive host, container, serverless, IaaS, PaaS, IAM, network, and storage security for cloud and on-premises environments. It protects you from the most sophisticated threats with advanced machine learning capabilities, network security monitoring, user entity behavior analysis (UEBA) for detecting location- and activity-based anomalies, and integration with host vulnerability management tools.
    You can optionally upgrade to a premium success plan that includes 24x7 access to customer success experts, custom workshops, implementation assistance, configuration and planning, online documentation, and best practices guides.
Each of these editions has a different capacity unit and unit price in Prisma Cloud Credits. The number of credits required to secure your assets can vary across the different Prisma Cloud modules such as Visibility, Compliance & Governance, Compute Security, Data Security, or Network Security. Refer to the Prisma Cloud Licensing and Editions Guide for details.
Licensing is sold in increments of 100 credits and you estimate the number of units you need to monitor and protect. Your usage data is based on the number of capacity units that you are consuming for each Prisma Cloud module every hour, and the
Time Range
is averaged for daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly usage to prevent overages based on short-term bursts.
After you Connect Your Cloud Platform to Prisma Cloud or deploy Prisma Cloud Defenders, you can review the actual number of licensable assets that you’re securing with the service. The
tab displays a resource count in a tabular format and a graphical view of the resource trend as a line graph. Use the License Usage graph to review the average number of billable resources monitored across your overall cloud environments or view the pattern for each cloud type, your actual usage trends, and the number of Prisma Cloud credits you have purchased. While the table depicts the total number of resources for which credits are applied, the graph represents the actual credits consumed over the time range and is averaged across the time period.
Use the column picker above the table to view the resources that are using credits.
If you have environments where you have deployed Prisma Cloud Defenders either on-premises or on private or public cloud platforms that are not being monitored by Prisma Cloud, such as on OpenShift, on-prem Kubernetes clusters, or AWS Fargate, select
Non-onboarded Cloud Account Resources
to view the details on credits used towards resources deployed on cloud environments that are not onboarded on Prisma Cloud.
The default time range is three months but you can select a time range of your choice. You can also download and share the licensing information in a zip file that includes information on each cloud platform in CSV file format. For a time period of 3 days or less, you can download hourly usage data, and data on daily usage for a time period greater than 3 days.
For details on how credits are calculated for Prisma Cloud Defenders, see Prisma Cloud Compute—Licensing.

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