F5 Essential App Protect Service Pricing

F5 Cloud Services charges monthly for services consumed in the preceding month. You are billed only for resources used.

Two factors determine pricing for the Essential App Protect Service:

  • The total number of endpoints configured for all of your protected applications; and
  • The cumulative data transfer of requests and responses processed through the service for your endpoints.

Pricing

Endpoints: The endpoints fee is determined on an hourly basis, and the cost is per endpoint. For billing purposes, an endpoint is a unique region deployed for your application instance, and the average monthly cost per endpoint will be $182.50, based on 365 days per year * 24 hours per day * $0.25 per hour / 12 months.

Data Transfer: The data transfer fee is determined on a monthly basis and is the total number of gigabytes (GB) of pass-through traffic (unblocked) used bi-directionally (request/response) during the preceding the month, in increments of 1 GB.

Fee Category Rate
Endpoints $ 0.25 per endpoint per hour
Data Transfer $ 0.63 per GB

Pricing examples

Example 1

A company has an application with a single endpoint (AWS: US-East-1) and their bi-directional traffic amounts to 478 GB in the month of June (30 days = 720 hours). Their bill for that month would be:

Fee Category Rate Unit 1 Unit 2 Total
Endpoints $ 0.25 per endpoint per hour 1 endpoint 720 hours $ 180.00
Data Transfer $ 0.63 per GB 478 GB   $ 301.14
Month Total $ 481.14
  • The endpoints fee is calculated as follows: $0.25 * 1 * 720 = $180.00
  • The data transfer fee is calculated as follows: $0.63 * 478 = $301.14

Example 2

This pricing example is for a customer who has a global application with endpoints in the US, Germany, and Australia with the following traffic in the month of July (31 days = 744 hours):

  • US: California (US-West-1) - 1000 GB
  • Germany (eu-central-1) - 600 GB
  • Australia (ap-southeast-2) - 400 GB
Fee Category Rate Unit 1 Unit 2 Total
Endpoints $ 0.25 per endpoint per hour 3 endpoints 744 hours $ 558.00
Data Transfer $ 0.63 per GB 2000 GB   $1260.00
Month Total $1818.00
  • The endpoints fee is calculated as follows: $0.25 * 3 * 744 = $558.00
  • The data transfer fee is calculated as follows: $0.63 * 2000 = $1260.00

This example shows that data transfer pricing is not dependent on location; it is simply the sum of all data transfer across all endpoints.

You can see the endpoints for this example by looking at the JSON configuration, as shown below:

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This application instance, indicated by the blue arrow, has three endpoints, indicated by the three red arrows. You can also see that there are three subdomains listed as additional_fqdns. These subdomains have no impact on billing. Likewise, some of these endpoints could include multiple IP addresses, but because they are listed within a single endpoint, they only count as a single endpoint.