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Product Line: Palo Alto PA Series Next-Generation Firewalls
Product Type: Firewall
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Product Description

The PA-500 Palo Alto firewall delivers a firewall throughput of 250 Mbps with App-ID enabled, and a threat prevention throughput of 100 Mbps, ensuring efficient traffic management and security threat mitigation. It supports up to 64,000 max sessions with a capability to initiate up to 7,500 new sessions per second, alongside offering 250 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces for secure remote connections. With (8) 10/100/1000 I/O ports, a 160GB HDD storage capacity, and supporting routing protocols such as OSPFv2/v3 and BGP with graceful restart, this device is designed for optimal network control and scalability.

Key Feature for the PA-500

  • What is the firewall throughput with App-ID enabled?
    The firewall throughput with App-ID enabled is 250 Mbps.
  • How many IPSec VPN tunnels can be established?
    Up to 250 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces can be established.
  • What is the maximum number of sessions the device can handle?
    The device can handle a maximum of 64,000 sessions.
  • How many GlobalProtect (SSL VPN) concurrent users are supported?
    The device supports up to 100 GlobalProtect (SSL VPN) concurrent users.
  • What are the input voltage and frequency requirements?
    The input voltage is 100-240VAC with an input frequency of 50-60Hz.
  • How many security zones can be configured?
    Up to 20 security zones can be configured.
  • What is the device's storage capacity?
    The device has a storage capacity of 160GB HDD.
  • What are the operating temperature ranges for the device?
    The operating temperature ranges from 32° F (0° C) to 122° F (50° C).
  • How many SSL inbound certificates can be installed?
    Up to 25 SSL inbound certificates can be installed.
  • What routing protocols are supported?
    The device supports OSPFv2/v3 with graceful restart, BGP with graceful restart, RIP, and static routing.

Product Review

The Palo Alto PA-500 firewall offers a moderate firewall throughput of 250 Mbps with App-ID enabled, which supports essential security functions but may lag in high-traffic environments. Its capability to manage up to 64,000 sessions and 250 IPSec VPN tunnels caters well to small to medium-sized enterprises, although the threat prevention throughput of 100 Mbps could be a bottleneck for dynamic threat landscapes. The hardware includes a variety of interface modes and robust routing features, including OSPF and BGP with graceful restart, but its limited SSL decrypt sessions and VPN throughput could challenge expanding networks requiring extensive secure remote access.


The Palo Alto PA-500 is a security appliance designed to deliver enterprise-level firewall capabilities to mid-sized organizations. It offers a comprehensive suite of features aimed at securing networks against a variety of threats, while also providing flexibility in deployment and management. This product overview delves into the hardware specifications that underline the PA-500's performance and reliability. At its core, the PA-500 is engineered to handle a firewall throughput of 250 Mbps when App-ID is enabled, ensuring efficient traffic flow and security enforcement. Its threat prevention throughput stands at 100 Mbps, offering solid protection against a wide range of cyber threats. For secure remote access, the device supports IPSec VPN throughput at 50 Mbps, accommodating the needs of remote workers and branch offices. The PA-500 is capable of initiating up to 7,500 new sessions per second, with a maximum of 64,000 concurrent sessions, highlighting its capability to manage high volumes of traffic without compromising performance. It supports up to 250 IPSec VPN tunnels and tunnel interfaces, providing secure and encrypted connections across the network. Additionally, it can handle up to 100 GlobalProtect (SSL VPN) concurrent users, ensuring secure remote access for a significant number of users. In terms of decryption and inspection, the PA-500 can manage up to 1,000 SSL decrypt sessions and holds up to 25 SSL inbound certificates, enhancing its ability to inspect encrypted traffic for threats. The device includes three virtual routers and allows for the creation of up to 20 security zones, facilitating complex network segmentation and policy enforcement. With support for up to 1,000 policies, administrators can implement detailed access and security controls tailored to their organization's needs. The hardware features include: - Eight 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces for flexible connectivity options. - Dedicated management interfaces, including one 10/100/1000 out-of-band management port and one RJ-45 console port, simplify device management. - A 160GB HDD provides ample storage for logs, reports, and other data. The PA-500 operates efficiently, with an average power consumption of 40W and a maximum of 75W, making it an energy-efficient choice for organizations conscious of their operational costs. It has a maximum heat dissipation of 256 BTU/hr and supports a wide range of operating temperatures from 32° F to 122° F, ensuring reliable operation in various environments. Furthermore, the PA-500 supports multiple interface modes, including Layer 2, Layer 3, tap, and virtual wire (transparent mode), offering flexibility in deployment and integration into existing networks. Its routing capabilities are robust, with support for OSPFv2/v3 with graceful restart, BGP with graceful restart, RIP, and static routing, providing versatile options for network design and connectivity. In summary, the Palo Alto PA-500 is a versatile and capable security appliance that provides mid-sized organizations with the tools they need to protect their networks from a wide array of threats. Its comprehensive hardware specifications and flexible deployment options make it a valuable asset for securing modern networks.


Part Number Palo Alto PA-500
Manufacturer Palo Alto
Firewall Throughput (with App-ID) 250 Megabits per Second
Throughput for Threat Prevention 100 Megabits per Second
IPSec VPN Throughput 50 Megabits per Second
New Sessions Creation Rate 7,500 Sessions/Second
Maximum Concurrent Sessions 64,000 Sessions
IPSec VPN Tunnels/Interfaces 250 Tunnels
GlobalProtect SSL VPN Users Simultaneously 100 Users
SSL Decryption Sessions 1,000 Sessions
SSL Inbound Certificates Supported 25 Certificates
Virtual Routers Supported 3 Routers
Configurable Security Zones 20 Zones
Policy Capacity Up to 1,000 Policies
Network Interfaces 8x 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports
Management Ports 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet OOBM Port, 1x RJ-45 Console Port
Storage 160GB Hard Disk Drive
Power Consumption (Average/Peak) 180 Watts (40W/75W)
Heat Dissipation 256 BTU/Hour
Electric Input Specifications 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Maximum Electrical Current 1A @ 100VAC
Operational Temperature Range 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
Non-operational Temperature Range -4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C)
Supported Interface Modes L2, L3, Tap, Virtual Wire (Transparent Mode)
Supported Routing Protocols OSPFv2/v3, BGP (Both with Graceful Restart), RIP, Static Routes

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