Firebox Cloud License Options

Firebox Cloud is available in both the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and AWS Marketplace with two license options.

Bring Your Own License (BYOL)

With this license option, you pay Microsoft or Amazon for the virtual machine instance and resources it uses. You then purchase a license for Firebox Cloud separately from an authorized WatchGuard reseller. In your account on the WatchGuard website, you activate the Firebox serial number and specify the Azure or AWS instance ID, which enables you to get a feature key. You must apply the feature key to your Firebox Cloud instance, which enables you to configure all the licensed features. This feature key is unique to that instance and has an expiration date. You can purchase a renewal from an authorized WatchGuard reseller.

The Firebox Cloud BYOL license also includes a license for WatchGuard Cloud. After you activate the BYOL license, you can add the Firebox Cloud instance to your WatchGuard Cloud account.

For more information, see Add a Firebox to WatchGuard Cloud.

The feature key is valid only for the instance ID you specify when you activate the license. If you want to move your Firebox Cloud license to a different instance of Firebox Cloud, you must contact WatchGuard customer care to help you activate the license for a different instance ID.

You can purchase a Firebox Cloud for one of four models. The models are based on the maximum number of CPUs that Firebox Cloud uses.

Firebox Cloud Model Maximum AWS vCPUs or Azure CPU Cores
Small 2
Medium 4
Large 8
Extra Large 16

If you deploy Firebox Cloud on a virtual machine with more CPUs than the Firebox Cloud model supports, Firebox Cloud uses only the supported maximum number of CPUs.

Hourly / Pay As You Go (PAYG)

With this license option, the cost of the license for Firebox Cloud and all security services is included in the price charged by Amazon or Microsoft. This provides a perpetual license with no fixed expiration date. There is no need to purchase, activate, or renew a separate license from WatchGuard.

The Azure Firebox Cloud (PAYG) option includes a 30 day free trial. For the 30 day trial period, there are no hourly software charges. Azure infrastructure charges still apply. After the 30 day trial expires, the instance converts to a paid hourly subscription.

The Firebox Cloud PAYG license does not include support for WatchGuard Cloud.

For either licensing option, the available security features and deployment steps are the same.

To switch a Firebox Cloud instance from one license type to another, you must deploy a new instance and move the configuration to the new instance. For information about how to move a Firebox configuration, see Move a Configuration to a New Firebox.

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