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Product Line: Palo alto PA-800 Series
Product Type: firewall
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Product Description

The PA-850 offers a firewall throughput of 2.1 Gbps for both HTTP and appmix, with a threat prevention throughput of 1.0/1.2 Gbps and an IPsec VPN throughput of 1.6 Gbps, supporting up to 192,000 max sessions and 13,000 new sessions per second. It features a comprehensive I/O suite including 10/100/1000 (4), Gigabit SFP (4), and 10 Gigabit SFP+ (4) ports, along with a 240 GB SSD for storage, and operates on 240 W power consumption with an AC 450 W power supply where one is redundant. Designed for efficiency and scalability, it supports L2, L3, tap, and virtual wire interface modes, along with OSPFv2/v3, BGP, RIP routing protocols, and up to 4,094 VLANs per device/interface.

FAQs for the PA-850

  • What is the firewall throughput for both HTTP and appmix scenarios?
    The firewall throughput is 2.1 Gbps for both HTTP and appmix scenarios.
  • How does the device handle Threat Prevention throughput?
    It supports 1.0 Gbps for HTTP and 1.2 Gbps for appmix in Threat Prevention throughput.
  • What is the IPsec VPN throughput capability?
    The IPsec VPN throughput is 1.6 Gbps.
  • Can you detail the new sessions per second and maximum sessions the device can handle?
    The device supports 13,000 new sessions per second and up to 192,000 maximum sessions.
  • What are the available I/O ports?
    I/O ports include 10/100/1000 (4), Gigabit SFP (4), 10 Gigabit SFP+ (4), a 10/100/1000 out-of-band management port, two 10/100/1000 high availability ports, an RJ-45 console port, a USB port, and a Micro USB console port.
  • What is the storage capacity of the device?
    The storage capacity is 240 GB SSD.
  • Describe the power supply and consumption details.
    The device has AC 450 W power supplies (2), with one being redundant, and a power consumption of 240 W; for PA-820, it is 120 W.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the device?
    The rack mount dimensions are 1U, 19” standard rack (1.75” H x 14.5” D x 17.125” W), with a standalone device weight of 13.5 lbs and as shipped weight of 21.5 lbs.
  • Can you provide details on the operating and non-operating temperature ranges?
    The minimum operating temperature is 32° F (0° C) and the maximum is 104° F (40° C). The non-operating temperature range is -4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C).
  • How does the device support routing and VLANs?
    It supports OSPFv2/v3, BGP with graceful restart, RIP, static routing, and can handle up to 4,094 VLAN tags per device/interface.

Product Review

The Palo Alto PA-850 offers a solid performance with firewall throughput rates of 2.1 Gbps and threat prevention throughput up to 1.2 Gbps, catering well to medium-sized enterprise environments. Its comprehensive I/O options, including 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 4 Gigabit SFP, and 4 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports, alongside a 240 GB SSD, provide flexible connectivity and storage options. However, its power consumption at 240 W and a maximum operating temperature of 104° F may require careful consideration for energy efficiency and cooling solutions in dense deployments.


The Palo Alto PA-850 is a next-generation firewall designed to secure enterprise networks with a comprehensive suite of capabilities. This product delivers high-performance hardware specifications to handle a variety of network demands efficiently. The PA-850 offers an impressive firewall throughput of 2.1 Gbps, whether processing HTTP or appmix traffic, ensuring swift and secure data transmission across the network. For organizations prioritizing threat prevention, the device provides a throughput of 1.0 Gbps for HTTP traffic and 1.2 Gbps for appmix, enabling effective defense against a wide range of cyber threats. In terms of VPN capabilities, the PA-850 supports IPsec VPN throughput up to 1.6 Gbps, facilitating secure remote access. It can handle up to 13,000 new sessions per second, with a maximum of 192,000 sessions, making it suitable for high-demand environments. The device is equipped with a variety of I/O options to meet diverse networking requirements, including: - Four 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports - Four Gigabit SFP ports - Four 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports Additionally, the PA-850 features dedicated management and high availability ports, along with both RJ-45 and micro USB console ports, and a USB port for additional connectivity. Storage is handled by a 240 GB SSD, providing ample space for logs, reports, and other critical data. The device is powered by dual AC 450 W power supplies, with one serving as a redundant unit, ensuring continuous operation. With a power consumption of 240 W, it is designed for efficiency. The PA-850 also meets various electrical standards, including a wide input voltage range and maximum current consumption specifications to accommodate different operational environments. Physically, the Palo Alto PA-850 conforms to a 1U rack-mount form factor, suitable for standard 19” racks, and weighs 13.5 lbs as a standalone device. It is engineered for durability and sustained performance within operational temperature ranges from 32° F to 104° F and can withstand non-operating temperatures from -4° to 158° F. The device's airflow design from front to back supports its cooling mechanism, ensuring stability under load. The networking capabilities of the PA-850 are extensive, supporting interface modes such as L2, L3, tap, and virtual wire for versatile deployment scenarios. It offers advanced routing features, including OSPFv2/v3 and BGP with graceful restart, RIP, and static routing, facilitating robust network architecture and efficient data routing. VLAN support is comprehensive, with the device handling up to 4,094 VLAN tags per device and per interface, allowing for detailed network segmentation and security enforcement. In summary, the Palo Alto PA-850 is a high-capacity, versatile firewall solution designed to meet the demands of modern enterprise networks. Its combination of performance, connectivity, and security features makes it an ideal choice for organizations looking to protect their networks from a variety of threats while maintaining high throughput and reliability.


Part NumberPalo Alto PA-850
Throughput for Firewall (HTTP/appmix)2.1 Gbps / 2.1 Gbps
Throughput for Threat Prevention (HTTP/appmix)1.0 Gbps / 1.2 Gbps
Throughput for IPsec VPN1.6 Gbps
Session Initiation Rate13,000 per second
Maximum Concurrent Sessions192,000
InterfacesEthernet (4x10/100/1000), SFP Gigabit (4), SFP+ 10 Gigabit (4)
Management InterfacesOut-of-Band Ethernet (1x10/100/1000), High Availability Ethernet (2x10/100/1000), RJ-45 Console (1), USB (1), Micro USB Console (1)
Storage240 GB Solid State Drive
Power SuppliesDual 450 W, with redundancy
Power Use240 W; For PA-820: 120 W
Heat Dissipation256 BTU/hr
Voltage (Frequency)100–240 VAC (50–60 Hz)
Maximum Power Draw2.0 A @ 100 VAC, 1.0 A @ 240 VAC
Peak Starting Current1.0 A @ 230 VAC, 1.84 A @ 120 VAC
Rack Compatibility1U form factor, fits 19” standard racks (1.75” H x 14.5” D x 17.125” W)
Device Weight (Net / With Packaging)13.5 lbs / 21.5 lbs
Operational Temperature Range32–104° F (0–40° C)
Storage Temperature Range-4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C)
Cooling Airflow DirectionFront to Back
Supported Interface ConfigurationsLayer 2, Layer 3, Tap, Virtual Wire (Transparent mode)
Supported Routing ProtocolsOSPF (v2/v3) with graceful restart, BGP with graceful restart, RIP, Static
Virtual LANs (VLANs)802.1Q tagging, 4,094 VLANs per device/interface

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