F5 Beacon Pricing

Subscription Models

F5 Beacon can be purchased via the following subscription models:

  • Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG): A month-to-month subscription charged monthly in arrears for resources consumed. Available via direct credit card payment or through AWS Marketplace.
  • AWS SaaS Contract: A fixed-term subscription for a minimum of one year charged annually in advance for expected usage. Additional usage above the contract amount will be billed at PAYG rate charged monthly in arrears. Available as a “SaaS Contract” on AWS Marketplace.
  • Purchase Order (PO) based billing is also available. Please speak with your F5 Sales representative for more information.


F5 Beacon is priced based on the following metrics:

  • Number of Applications
  • Number of Custom Insights

Definition of metrics as defined in F5 Beacon:

  • Application: an application comprised of one or multiple components from one or many sources. Applications can be created via different pathways: manually (via API or GUI), automated (e.g. via orchestration tools) or auto-discovered (e.g. via integrations)
  • Custom Insight: an actionable insight based on analyzing any raw data stored in F5 Beacon or outside of it. Custom Insights are categorized as cost, operational, or security, and are created by customers either manually (via API or GUI), or via automated methods. Built-in insights are insights provided by F5 and made available within the service. Built-in insights are provided at no cost.
  • Pricing Unit: either an Application or a Custom Insight. The number of Pricing Units is the sum of Applications plus Customer Insights. Each Application or Custom Insight represents one Pricing Unit.


Unless the parties agree otherwise in a separately executed agreement, fees for the Service (“Fees”) shall be based on the pricing published as noted below as of the initial period of the subscription date.

Number of Pricing Units

Subscription fees are calculated based on the high-water mark of the number of Pricing Units reached during the applicable period.

  PAYG AWS SaaS Contract
Per Pricing Unit $60 per month $648 per year

Free Tier

A Free Tier is applied to PAYG customers and is most useful to those who wish to try the service without incurring any charges. If usage is kept below the tier thresholds no charges will be incurred. Any usage beyond the free tier thresholds is charged at standard PAYG rates. The free tier allows for:

  • Up to 2 Pricing Units

PAYG Pricing Examples

This pricing example is for a PAYG customer with a combined high-water mark of 45 Pricing Units for the month of July:

  • 10 Applications
  • 35 Custom Insights
Month Max Pricing Units Tier Price/Unit Monthly Sub Total($)
July 2 Free $0 $0
July 43 Paid $60 $2,580
Total Spend $2,580

AWS SaaS Contract Pricing Example

This pricing example is for an Annual Contract customer who commits to a combined high-water mark 45 Pricing Units during the subscription term:.

  • 10 Applications
  • 35 Custom Insights

Advance payment for a 1-year term = 45 pricing units x $648 = $29,160

The customer in this example exceeded their maximum annual usage limit in the months of November and December, by 1 and 2 pricing units respectively.

Month Max Pricing Units Monthly Sub Total($)
Jan 2 PAID UP FRONT: $29,160
Feb 8
Mar 14
Oct 45 Price/Unit Monthly Sub Total($)
Nov 46 $60 $60
Dec 48 $120 $120


  • All prices based on US pricing in USD. Non-US pricing may vary.
  • The fees listed in this document do not include taxes.
  • No discounts or refunds are provided in the event of discontinued use of the service by the customer.