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Product Line: Network Security Appliance
Product Type: Firewall
Original price $0.00 - Original price $468.00
Original price
$0.00 - $468.00
Current price $468.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The PA-4050 features a firewall throughput of 10 Gbps, threat prevention throughput of 5 Gbps, and supports IPSec VPN throughput of 2 Gbps. It accommodates up to 4,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/interfaces and 10,000 SSL VPN concurrent users, with a capacity to handle 60,000 new sessions per second and a maximum of 2,000,000 sessions. For connectivity, it offers (16) 10/100/1000 and (8) Gigabit SFP I/O ports, along with (2) 10/100/1000 high availability management I/O ports, (1) 10/100/1000 out-of-band management port, and (1) DB9 console port, all within a 2U rack-mountable frame.

Key Feature for the PA-4050

  • What is the firewall throughput capacity?
    The firewall throughput capacity is 10 Gbps.
  • How many IPSec VPN tunnels/interfaces does the product support?
    It supports 4,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/interfaces.
  • What's the threat prevention throughput rate?
    The threat prevention throughput is 5 Gbps.
  • Can you detail the SSL VPN concurrent users capacity?
    The device supports up to 10,000 SSL VPN concurrent users.
  • What is the IPSec VPN throughput?
    IPSec VPN throughput is rated at 2 Gbps.
  • How many new sessions per second can the hardware handle?
    It can handle 60,000 new sessions per second.
  • What is the maximum number of sessions the device can manage?
    The maximum session capacity is 2,000,000.
  • Describe the I/O capabilities of the device.
    The device includes (16) 10/100/1000 and (8) Gigabit SFP ports, along with (2) 10/100/1000 high availability, (1) 10/100/1000 out-of-band management, and (1) DB9 console port for management I/O.
  • What are the power supply specifications?
    The power supply is redundant 400W AC with average and max power consumption of 175W and 200W, respectively.
  • Is the device rack mountable, and if so, what are its dimensions?
    Yes, the device is rack mountable in a 2U, 19” standard rack with dimensions of 3.5”H x 16.5”D x 17.5”W.

Product Review

The Palo Alto PA-4050 offers a strong performance with a firewall throughput of 10 Gbps and threat prevention throughput of 5 Gbps, catering well to high-demand environments. However, its IPSec VPN throughput is limited to 2 Gbps and supports up to 4,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/interfaces, which might be a constraint for larger organizations with extensive remote access needs. Its comprehensive feature set, including high availability configurations, URL filtering, and full IPv6 content inspection, makes it versatile for diverse network security requirements, though the subscription requirement for URL filtering could add to the total cost of ownership.


The Palo Alto PA-4050 is designed to meet the demands of modern network security with comprehensive hardware capabilities and advanced security features. It offers a firewall throughput of 10 Gbps, ensuring efficient data processing and protection against external threats. For organizations requiring secure remote access, the PA-4050 provides a threat prevention throughput of 5 Gbps and an IPSec VPN throughput of 2 Gbps, supporting secure and high-speed connections. This model can handle up to 4,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/interfaces, accommodating large-scale remote work environments. It also supports up to 10,000 SSL VPN concurrent users, allowing a vast number of remote users to access the network securely. The PA-4050 is capable of initiating up to 60,000 new sessions per second, with a maximum of 2,000,000 sessions, ensuring that the network can handle high volumes of traffic without compromising on performance or security. The hardware configuration includes 16 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and 8 Gigabit SFP ports for flexible connectivity options. Management is facilitated through 2 10/100/1000 high availability ports, 1 10/100/1000 out-of-band management port, and 1 DB9 console port, providing various options for network administrators to manage the device efficiently. Power efficiency is a key consideration in the design of the PA-4050, with redundant 400W AC power supplies that have an average power consumption of 175W and a maximum of 200W. It operates within a wide range of input voltages (100-240Vac) and frequencies (50-60Hz), with a maximum input current of 50A@230Vac and 30A@120Vac, ensuring compatibility with various power sources and reducing the risk of power-related issues. Designed for easy integration into existing network setups, the PA-4050 is rack-mountable with 2U height in a 19” standard rack, and dimensions of 3.5”H x 16.5”D x 17.5”W. It operates within a temperature range of 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C) and can withstand non-operating temperatures from -4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C). High Availability (HA) features such as active/passive configurations, session and configuration synchronization, interface and IP tracking, as well as link and path failure monitoring, ensure that the network remains operational and secure at all times. - URL Filtering requires a subscription and offers a 76-category on-box customizable database for precise access control. - IPSec transport with SSL fall-back and the ability to enforce unique policies for SSL VPN traffic enhance security flexibility. - Support for IPv6 full content inspection via Content-ID in virtual wire mode, along with DHCP server/relay capabilities, ensures comprehensive network protection and management. The Palo Alto PA-4050 is a comprehensive solution for organizations looking to secure their networks against a wide range of threats while providing high-speed, secure remote access and maintaining high performance and reliability.


Part Number Palo Alto PA-4050
Data Throughput Capacity 10 Gbps
Malware Prevention Speed 5 Gbps
Secure VPN Data Rate 2 Gbps
VPN Tunnel/Interface Count 4,000
Max SSL VPN Users Simultaneously 10,000
Session Creation Rate per Second 60,000
Maximum Concurrent Sessions 2,000,000
Network Interfaces 16x 10/100/1000 Ethernet + 8x Gigabit SFP
Admin Interfaces 2x 10/100/1000 for high availability, 1x 10/100/1000 for out-of-band, 1x DB9 for console
Redundant Power Supply 400W AC (175W/200W consumption)
Power Specs 100-240Vac (50-60Hz)
Peak Input Current at 230Vac 50A
Peak Input Current at 120Vac 30A
Form Factor for Rack 2U, fits 19” standard (3.5”H x 16.5”D x 17.5”W)
Operational Heat Range 32° to 122° F, 0° to 50° C
Storage Temperature Range -4° to 158° F, -20° to 70° C
Availability Features Active/Passive, Config and session sync, Interface/IP monitoring, Link/path outage detection
Web Filtering 76-category on-device, modifiable database
VPN Configuration IPSec over SSL with fallback support
SSL VPN Policy Management Customizable SSL VPN traffic policies, Split tunneling toggle
IPv6 Inspection Full content inspection in IPv6, Virtual wire mode
DHCP Support Server/relay functionality for up to 3 DHCP servers

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