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Product Line: Palo Alto PA-3000 Series
Product Type: Firewall
Original price $0.00 - Original price $195.00
Original price
$0.00 - $195.00
Current price $195.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The PA-3020 Palo Alto firewall delivers a firewall throughput of 2 Gbps with App-ID enabled and offers threat prevention throughput of 1 Gbps. It supports up to 250,000 max sessions with a capability to handle 50,000 new sessions per second, and provides flexibility with 1/6 base/max virtual systems. Connectivity is ensured through (12) 10/100/1000 and (8) SFP Gigabit I/O ports, alongside a 120GB SSD for storage, and it operates efficiently within a 32°F to 122°F temperature range.

Key Feature for the PA-3020

  • What is the firewall throughput with App-ID enabled?
    The firewall throughput with App-ID enabled is 2 Gbps.
  • How many new sessions per second can the device handle?
    The device can handle 50,000 new sessions per second.
  • What is the threat prevention throughput of this device?
    The threat prevention throughput is 1 Gbps.
  • What are the available high availability modes?
    Available high availability modes are Active/Active and Active/Passive.
  • What is the IPsec VPN throughput?
    The IPsec VPN throughput is 500 Mbps.
  • Can you specify the storage capacity?
    The storage capacity is 120GB SSD.
  • What are the interface modes supported by this device?
    Supported interface modes are L2, L3, Tap, and Virtual wire (transparent mode).
  • What is the maximum number of VLANs supported per device and per interface?
    The maximum number of 802.1q VLAN tags supported is 4,094 per device and per interface.
  • What are the details of the power supply and consumption?
    The power supply is a single 250W AC with an average/max power consumption of 150/200W and a max BTU/hr of 683.
  • What are the operating and non-operating temperature ranges?
    The operating temperature range is 32 F to 122 F, and the non-operating temperature range is -4 F to 158 F.

Product Review

The Palo Alto PA-3020 firewall offers a well-rounded throughput performance, with 2 Gbps for application identification, 1 Gbps for threat prevention, and 500 Mbps for IPsec VPN, catering well to medium-sized enterprise environments. On the downside, its 120GB SSD storage might be limiting for extensive logging or reporting requirements over long periods. The device supports a comprehensive range of interface modes, including L2, L3, Tap, and Virtual Wire, and boasts high availability features such as Active/Active and Active/Passive modes, making it versatile for various network architectures.


The Palo Alto PA-3020 is designed to secure your network with high efficiency and performance. This device offers a firewall throughput of 2 Gbps with App-ID enabled, ensuring fast and reliable network traffic management. For organizations looking to safeguard their networks from various threats, the PA-3020 delivers a threat prevention throughput of 1 Gbps. Additionally, it supports IPsec VPN connections with a throughput of 500 Mbps, facilitating secure remote access. In terms of capacity, the PA-3020 can handle new sessions at a rate of 50,000 per second, with a maximum of 250,000 sessions concurrently. This capability ensures that the device can support medium to large-sized networks without performance degradation. The system also offers flexibility in virtualization, supporting 1 virtual system by default and allowing for expansion up to 6 virtual systems to cater to growing or complex network requirements. Connectivity options on the PA-3020 are comprehensive, featuring twelve 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and eight SFP Gigabit ports for high-speed network connections. For management and operational continuity, the device includes one out-of-band management port, two high availability ports, and one RJ-45 console port. Storage is handled by a 120GB SSD, providing ample space for logs and other data. The PA-3020 is designed for efficiency, with an average power consumption of 150W and a maximum of 200W. It operates within a wide range of input voltages and frequencies, specifically 100-240VAC at 50-60Hz, and has a maximum current consumption of 2A@100VAC. This firewall is rack-mountable, fitting a standard 1U slot with dimensions of 1.75”H x 17”D x 17”W and a weight of 15lbs standalone, increasing to 20lbs when shipped. For operational reliability, the PA-3020 supports both Active/Active and Active/Passive high availability modes, with path and interface monitoring for failure detection. It operates within a temperature range of 32°F to 122°F, ensuring reliable performance in various environments, and can be stored in conditions ranging from -4°F to 158°F.
  • Interface Modes: L2, L3, Tap, Virtual wire (transparent mode)
  • VLANs support: 802.1q VLAN tagging with up to 4,094 VLANs per device and per interface
  • High Availability Modes: Active/Active, Active/Passive with comprehensive failure detection mechanisms
This device is designed to meet the needs of organizations requiring a high-performance, reliable, and scalable network security solution. Its extensive connectivity options, high throughput capacities, and advanced security features make the Palo Alto PA-3020 an ideal choice for securing modern networks.


Model Number Palo Alto PA-3020
Manufacturer Palo Alto Networks
Application Identification Throughput 2 Gigabits per second
Threat Management Throughput 1 Gigabit per second
VPN Throughput using IPsec 500 Megabits per second
Session Creation Rate 50,000 sessions per second
Maximum Simultaneous Sessions 250,000 sessions
Virtual Systems Support 1 default, up to 6 maximum
Network Interfaces 12x 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 8x SFP Gigabit ports
Management and Configuration Interfaces 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet OOB management, 2x 10/100/1000 Ethernet HA, 1x RJ-45 console
Storage 120GB Solid State Drive
Power Supply Single 250W AC, 150/200W consumption
Heat Dissipation 683 BTU per hour
Power Requirements 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz frequency
Electrical Current Requirements 2A at 100VAC
Form Factor 1U rack-mountable, fits 19” standard rack (1.75”H x 17”D x 17”W)
Weight 15lbs (device), 20lbs (with packaging)
High Availability Configurations Supports both Active/Active and Active/Passive setups
Failover Detection Capabilities Monitors path and interface statuses
Minimum Operating Temperature 32°F
Maximum Operating Temperature 122°F
Minimum Storage Temperature -4°F
Maximum Storage Temperature 158°F
Supported Interface Modes Layer 2, Layer 3, Tap, Virtual Wire (transparent mode)
VLAN Support 802.1q, up to 4,094 VLAN tags per device/interface

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