MDR Identities and MDR Email & Productivity Suites are scoped by Monitored Accounts. Monitored Accounts are counted as the median number of accounts (by email address) which exists in a calendar month, as calculated by sampling of accounts at least once per day.
An individual usually has more than one account across platforms and applications.
Each example above would count towards license utilization, for a total of three accounts.
Additionally, Red Canary licensing includes service accounts as these identities have privileges which need to be monitored for security purposes.
Viewing recent license usage
The number of accounts observed is recorded on a monthly basis.
- From the Red Canary homepage, click your user icon, and then click License Usage.
- Review your monthly usage.
- To download a CSV of your User license usage, click Download.
What happens if I exceed my license amount?
When you exceed your license amount, Red Canary continues processing data received from all your accounts. We do not want an increase in usage to harm your security.
Red Canary then reviews your usage every three months and audits your usage against your licensing at that time. If you had an overage, we calculate that overage and you can either increase your license amount (prorated for the remainder of your contract) or you can pay a one time overage fee. Increasing your license count is a good way to take advantage of volume discounts when available.
How is usage calculated?
License usage is measured based on the Monitored Accounts we see each month, which is the number of unique accounts (de-duplicated by email address) we observe in a calendar month.
What if something doesn’t add up or seem right?
Sometimes you encounter an edge case: you onboarded a new Identity provider at the end of the month, and the numbers don't look correct. To make it easier to identify those oddities, the download links let you obtain the data that you need to run these successfully.
If something still doesn't look right, let us know and we'll get to the bottom of it.