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Product Line: Palo alto PA-7000 Series
Product Type: firewall
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Product Description

The PA-7000-20GQ-NPC Palo Alto delivers a firewall throughput of 20 Gbps with App-ID enabled, and offers threat prevention throughput of 10 Gbps (16 Gbps with DSRI Enabled2). It supports a maximum of 4,000,000 sessions and can handle up to 120,000 new sessions per second. This model features multiple I/O options including (12) 10/100/1000, (8) Gigabit SFP, and (4) 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports, and is designed for high availability with active/active and active/passive modes, supplemented by path and interface monitoring for failure detection.

FAQs for the PA-7000-20GQ-NPC

  • What is the rated power consumption of the device?
    The device has a rated power consumption of -350W.
  • How does the PA-7050 handle high availability?
    The PA-7050 supports Active/Active and Active/Passive modes with path and interface monitoring for failure detection.
  • What are the firewall throughput capabilities with App-ID enabled?
    With App-ID enabled, the firewall throughput is 20 Gbps.
  • Can you detail the I/O options available on the PA-7050?
    The I/O options include (12) 10/100/1000, (8) Gigabit SFP, and (4) 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports, along with management and high availability ports.
  • What is the threat prevention throughput with DSRI enabled?
    With DSRI enabled, the threat prevention throughput is 16 Gbps.
  • What storage options are available on the PA-7050?
    It comes with an 80GB SSD system drive and 4x1TB HDD on the Log Processing Card, with a storage capacity of 2TB RAID1.
  • What is the maximum number of sessions the PA-7050 can handle?
    The maximum number of sessions the device can handle is 4,000,000.
  • What are the power supply specifications for the PA-7050?
    The PA-7050 is equipped with 4x2500W AC power supplies, with an average/max power consumption of 2400W / 2700W.
  • What is the IPSec VPN throughput capability of the device?
    The IPSec VPN throughput capability is 4 Gbps.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the PA-7050?
    The PA-7050 is rack mountable with dimensions of 15.75”H x 19”W x 24”D and weighs 184lbs standalone/as shipped.

Product Review

The Palo Alto PA-7000-20GQ-NPC offers a firewall throughput of 20 Gbps and a threat prevention throughput of up to 16 Gbps with DSRI Enabled, catering to high-demand environments requiring efficient traffic management and security. However, its power consumption is relatively high at -350W, potentially increasing operational costs for organizations. Additionally, the device supports a variety of high availability modes and boasts a comprehensive range of I/O options, including Gigabit and 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports, ensuring versatile connectivity and redundancy configurations for enterprise networks.


The Palo Alto PA-7000-20GQ-NPC is a network processing card designed for the Palo Alto 7000 series firewalls, tailored to meet the demands of large enterprises, data centers, and service providers by offering high-speed, secure network capabilities. This product stands out for its capacity to handle substantial throughput and numerous sessions, reflecting its capability to support extensive network demands. With a power specification of -350W, it demonstrates efficiency in energy consumption while maintaining performance. The firewall throughput, with App-ID enabled, reaches up to 20 Gbps, ensuring swift and reliable inspection of all traffic. Moreover, it offers a threat prevention throughput of 10 Gbps, and with DSRI enabled, this increases to 16 Gbps. The IPSec VPN throughput is marked at 4 Gbps, facilitating secure remote access. The PA-7000-20GQ-NPC can support up to 4 million sessions, with the capability to handle 120,000 new sessions per second. This high capacity is essential for networks experiencing high volumes of traffic and needing to maintain multiple simultaneous connections. In terms of high availability, the PA-7000-20GQ-NPC offers modes for Active/Active and Active/Passive configurations. It includes path monitoring and interface monitoring for failure detection, ensuring network resilience and uptime. The input/output options are comprehensive, including: - (12) 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports - (8) Gigabit SFP ports - (4) 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports This range of connectivity options provides flexibility for various networking requirements and environments. Additionally, the management I/O comprises (2) 10/100/1000 and (2) 40Gbps high availability ports, (1) 10/100/1000 out-of-band management port, and (1) RJ45 console port, ensuring comprehensive management and monitoring capabilities. Storage is handled by an 80GB SSD system drive, complemented by 4x1TB HDDs on the Log Processing Card, configured in RAID1 for a total storage capacity of 2TB. This storage setup is designed to efficiently log and manage network data. The system's power supply includes 4x2500W AC, with average and maximum power consumption marked at 2400W and 2700W, respectively. Its maximum BTU/hr is 9,213, with an input voltage of 200-240VAC at a frequency of 50-60Hz. Designed for rack mounting, the device's dimensions are 15.75”H x 19”W x 24”D, and it weighs 184 lbs. It operates within a temperature range of 32 to 122 F (0 to 50 C), with a non-operating temperature range of -4 to 158 F (-20 to 70 C). Lastly, the PA-7000-20GQ-NPC supports various interface modes, including Layer 2, Layer 3, tap, and virtual wire (transparent mode). Its routing capabilities encompass OSPFv2/v3 with graceful restart, BGP with graceful restart, RIP, and static routing, providing flexible and efficient network traffic management. This product is engineered to deliver secure, reliable, and high-speed networking for organizations with extensive and demanding network environments.


Part NumberPalo Alto PA-7000-20GQ-NPC
Power Consumption-350W
Application Inspection Throughput20 Gbps
Threat Management Throughput with DSRI16 Gbps
Threat Management Throughput10 Gbps
VPN Throughput (IPSec)4 Gbps
Maximum Concurrent Sessions4,000,000
Session Establishment Rate120,000 per second
Availability ConfigurationsDual Modes: Active/Active and Active/Passive
Monitoring for FailoverPath and Interface Monitoring
Network Interfaces12x1GbE, 8x1G SFP, 4x10G SFP+
Maximum NPCs Supported6 per PA-7050
Management Interfaces2x1GbE + 2x40GbE HA, 1x1GbE OOB, 1xRJ45 Console
Primary Storage80GB SSD + 4x1TB HDD for Logs
Log Storage Capacity2TB in RAID1 Configuration
AC Power Supply Specification4x2500W AC (2400W/2700W Consumption)
Heat Dissipation9,213 BTU/hr
Electrical Input200-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Peak Current Draw12A @ 240V
Surge Current200A
Mounting Dimensions15.75"H x 19"W x 24"D
Weight184 lbs (Device) / Shipped Weight varies
Operational Temperature Range32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)
Storage Temperature Range-4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
Supported Interface ModesL2, L3, Tap, Virtual Wire
Routing ProtocolsOSPFv2/v3, BGP (with restart), RIP, Static Routes

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