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Product Line: Palo Alto Networks Firewall
Product Type: Firewall
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,134.00
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$0.00 - $1,134.00
Current price $1,134.00
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Product Description

The PA-3250 Palo Alto firewall delivers a firewall throughput of 6.3 Gbps, threat prevention throughput of 3 Gbps, and IPsec VPN throughput of 3.2 Gbps, supported by a storage capacity of 240GB SSD. It can handle up to 2,000,000 max sessions, with a capability to initiate up to 94,000 new sessions per second, and supports 1/6 base/max virtual systems. For connectivity, it offers (12) 10/100/1000 and (8) 1G/10G SFP/SFP+ ports, along with dedicated management and high availability I/O, housed in a 2U, 19” rack-mountable frame, ensuring high performance and reliability in diverse networking environments.

Key Feature for the PA-3250

  • What is the firewall throughput capacity?
    The firewall throughput capacity is 6.3 Gbps.
  • How many maximum sessions does it support?
    It supports up to 2,000,000 maximum sessions.
  • What are the threat prevention throughput capabilities?
    Threat prevention throughput is 3 Gbps.
  • Can you detail the VPN throughput available?
    IPsec VPN throughput available is 3.2 Gbps.
  • How many new sessions can be initiated per second?
    Up to 94,000 new sessions can be initiated per second.
  • What is the range of virtual systems supported by the device?
    The device supports 1 base virtual system, with a capability to expand up to 6.
  • Describe the I/O ports available.
    I/O ports include (12) 10/100/1000, (8) 1G/10G SFP/SFP+, and various management and high availability ports.
  • What storage capacity does it have?
    It has a 240GB SSD storage capacity.
  • What are the power supply specifications?
    Redundant 650-watt AC or DC power supply, with an average/max power consumption of 180/240 watts.
  • How does it perform in terms of energy consumption and heat output?
    Maximum energy consumption ranges between 2.3A@100VAC and 1.0A@240VAC for AC power, with a max BTU/hr of 819.

Product Review

The Palo Alto PA-3250 firewall delivers a solid throughput performance with 6.3 Gbps firewall throughput and 3 Gbps for threat prevention, adequately supporting medium-sized network environments. However, its VPN throughput caps at 3.2 Gbps, which might limit performance in scenarios with heavy remote access demand. The device offers a comprehensive set of features including a variety of interface modes, robust routing capabilities, and support for a high number of sessions, but its complexity and power consumption could pose challenges for smaller organizations with limited IT resources.


The Palo Alto PA-3250 is a firewall device designed to secure networks with high performance and reliability. It offers a firewall throughput of 6.3 Gbps and a threat prevention throughput of 3 Gbps, making it capable of handling demanding network environments. The device also supports IPsec VPN connections with a throughput of 3.2 Gbps, ensuring secure remote access. With the capacity to manage up to 2,000,000 sessions and create 94,000 new sessions per second, the PA-3250 can efficiently process high volumes of traffic. This model supports a base of one virtual system, which can be expanded up to six, providing flexibility for network segmentation and management. Connectivity options are extensive, including twelve 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and eight 1G/10G SFP/SFP+ ports. For management and high availability, the device features one 10/100/1000 out-of-band management port, two 10/100/1000 high availability ports, one 10G SFP+ high availability port, one RJ-45 console port, and one Micro USB port. The PA-3250 is equipped with a 240GB SSD for storage, ensuring ample space for logs and other data. It operates on a redundant 650-watt AC or DC power supply, with average and maximum power consumption of 180 and 240 watts, respectively. The device's maximum heat dissipation is 819 BTU/hr, and it supports a wide range of input voltages and frequencies. Designed for durability and ease of deployment, the PA-3250 is rack mountable in a 2U form factor and fits standard 19" racks. It weighs 29 lbs as a stand-alone device and 41.5 lbs when shipped. The operating temperature range is from 32° to 122° F, with a non-operating temperature range from -4° to 158° F. Humidity tolerance is between 10% and 90%, and the maximum operating altitude is 10,000 feet. The system ensures efficient cooling with a front-to-back airflow design. Key features include: -
  • Interface Modes: Supports Layer 2, Layer 3, Tap, and Virtual Wire (transparent mode) configurations.
  • IPSec VPN: Offers Manual key, IKEv1, and IKEv2 key exchanges with support for both pre-shared key and certificate-based authentication.
  • VLANs: Supports 802.1q VLAN tagging, with a capacity for 4,094 VLAN tags per device and per interface.
Routing capabilities are robust, featuring OSPFv2/v3 with graceful restart, BGP with graceful restart, RIP, and static routing, allowing for flexible network design and management. The combination of high throughput, extensive connectivity options, and advanced security features make the Palo Alto PA-3250 an effective solution for enterprises seeking to protect their networks from threats while maintaining high performance.


Part Number Palo Alto PA-3250
Firewall Data Throughput 6.3 Gigabits per second
Threat Management Throughput 3 Gigabits per second
IPsec Virtual Private Network Throughput 3.2 Gigabits per second
Maximum Concurrent Sessions 2 million
Sessions Initiation Rate 94,000 per second
Supported Virtual Systems (Base/Maximum) 1/6
Network Ports 12 Ethernet ports, 8 SFP/SFP+ ports
Management Network Interfaces 1 Ethernet OOB port, 2 Ethernet HA ports, 1 SFP+ HA port, 1 RJ-45 console port, 1 Micro USB port
Internal Storage 240 GB Solid-State Drive
Power Requirements 650-watt (Average/Maximum Consumption: 180W/240W)
Heat Dissipation 819 British Thermal Units per hour
Electrical Input Specifications AC: 100-240V, 50-60Hz; DC: -48V to -60V
Maximum Electrical Current AC: 2.3A@100V, 1.0A@240V; DC: 4.7A@-48V, 3.8A@-60V
Mounting Configuration 2U rack-mountable (3.5"H x 20.53"D x 17.34"W)
Device Weight 29 lbs (Device), 41.5 lbs (Shipping)
Operational Temperature Range 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)
Storage Temperature Range -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
Humidity Resistance 10% to 90% non-condensing
Maximum Operating Altitude 10,000 feet (3,048 meters)
Cooling Airflow Direction Front to back
Network Interface Options L2, L3, Tap, Virtual Wire
IPSec VPN Configuration Manual, IKEv1, IKEv2 with pre-shared or certificate-based authentication
Supported VLANs 4,094 per device/interface
Routing Protocols OSPF v2/v3, BGP, RIP, Static

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