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Product Line: Palo Alto Networks PA-7000 Series
Product Type: Network Processing Card (NPC)
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Product Description

The PA-7000-20G-NPC Palo Alto delivers high-performance network security with a firewall throughput of 20 Gbps (App-ID enabled), threat prevention throughput of 10 Gbps, and IPSec VPN throughput of 4 Gbps. It supports up to 4,000,000 sessions with a capability to handle 120,000 new sessions per second, ensuring efficient traffic flow and security management. Equipped with a diverse range of interfaces including (12) 10/100/1000, (8) Gigabit SFP, and (4) 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports, it offers flexible connectivity options, while its high availability features such as active/active and active/passive modes, coupled with path and interface monitoring, ensure continuous operation and reliability.

Key Feature for the PA-7000-20G-NPC

  • What is the firewall throughput with App-ID enabled on this device?
    20 Gbps
  • How does the PA-7050 support high availability?
    It supports Active/Active and Active/Passive modes with path and interface monitoring for failure detection.
  • What is the maximum number of sessions supported?
  • What types of I/O ports are available on this model?
    It includes (12) 10/100/1000, (8) Gigabit SFP, and (4) 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports.
  • What is the threat prevention throughput with DSRI enabled?
    16 Gbps
  • Describe the storage options and capacity for this device.
    It comes with an 80GB SSD system drive and 4x1TB HDD on the Log Processing Card, with a total storage capacity of 2TB RAID1.
  • What is the IPSec VPN throughput capability?
    4 Gbps
  • What power supply specifications does this model have?
    It has 4x2500W AC power supplies, with average/max power consumption of 2400W / 2700W.
  • How many new sessions per second can this device handle?
  • What are the operating temperature ranges for this device?
    Operating temperature ranges from 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C), and non-operating temperature ranges from -4 to 158 F (-20 to 70 C).

Product Review

The Palo Alto PA-7000-20G-NPC delivers high firewall throughput of 20 Gbps with App-ID enabled and supports a significant number of sessions, up to 4,000,000, with the ability to initiate up to 120,000 new sessions per second, catering to demanding network environments. However, its threat prevention throughput drops to 10 Gbps without DSRI, and IPSec VPN throughput is limited to 4 Gbps, which may restrict performance in high-security scenarios requiring intensive threat prevention measures. The device offers a comprehensive range of high availability modes, extensive I/O options including 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports, and robust storage capacity with 2TB RAID1, making it a versatile choice for complex network infrastructures requiring resilience and scalability.


The Palo Alto PA-7000-20G-NPC is designed to cater to the needs of organizations requiring high levels of security, throughput, and reliability in their network infrastructure. This network security appliance offers a comprehensive suite of features aimed at providing top-tier security measures without compromising on performance. At the core of its capabilities, the PA-7000-20G-NPC delivers a firewall throughput with App-ID enabled at 20 Gbps, ensuring swift and secure data processing. For environments where threat prevention is paramount, it offers 16 Gbps throughput with DSRI enabled and a standard threat prevention throughput of 10 Gbps. Organizations leveraging VPNs for secure remote access can benefit from its IPSec VPN throughput of 4 Gbps. The device can handle up to 4,000,000 sessions with an impressive rate of 120,000 new sessions per second, catering to high-demand scenarios effortlessly. High availability is a critical aspect of the PA-7000-20G-NPC, supporting Active/Active and Active/Passive modes to ensure continuous operation. It incorporates path and interface monitoring for reliable failure detection, minimizing downtime and ensuring consistent network security. The hardware specifications include a variety of input/output options: - Twelve 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports - Eight Gigabit SFP ports - Four 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports - Management I/O comprising two 10/100/1000 and two 40Gbps high availability ports, one 10/100/1000 out-of-band management port, and one RJ45 console port Storage solutions include an 80GB SSD System Drive complemented by 4x1TB HDD on the Log Processing Card, offering a total RAID1 storage capacity of 2TB. The system is powered by four 2500W AC power supplies, with an average power consumption of 2400W and a maximum of 2700W. It has a maximum heat dissipation of 9,213 BTU/hr and operates within a voltage range of 200-240VAC at a frequency of 50-60Hz. Designed for rack mounting, the dimensions of the PA-7000-20G-NPC are 15.75”H x 19”W x 24”D, and it weighs 184lbs when standalone. It operates effectively within a temperature range of 32° F to 122° F and can be stored in conditions ranging from -4 to 158 F. In terms of networking capabilities, the PA-7000-20G-NPC supports multiple interface modes including Layer 2, Layer 3, tap, and virtual wire (transparent mode). For routing, it is equipped with OSPFv2/v3 with graceful restart, BGP with graceful restart, RIP, and static routing, ensuring flexible integration into various network architectures. In summary, the Palo Alto PA-7000-20G-NPC is engineered to meet the demands of large enterprises and data centers requiring advanced security features, high throughput, and reliable performance. With its comprehensive hardware specifications and networking capabilities, it stands as a formidable solution for securing complex network environments.


Product Number Palo Alto PA-7000-20G-NPC
Manufacturer Palo Alto Networks
Application Identification Throughput 20 Gbps
Threat Prevention Throughput with DSRI 16 Gbps
Standard Threat Prevention Throughput 10 Gbps
IPSec VPN Throughput 4 Gbps
Maximum Concurrent Sessions 4,000,000
New Sessions Creation Rate 120,000 per second
High Availability Configurations Active/Active, Active/Passive
High Availability Detection Methods Monitoring of paths and interfaces
Network Interfaces 12x 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 8x 1G SFP, 4x 10G SFP+
Management Interfaces 2x 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 2x 40Gbps for HA, 1x 10/100/1000 Ethernet for OOBM, 1x RJ45 console
Primary Storage 80GB SSD for System + 4x1TB HDD on Logging Card
Log Storage Capacity 2TB in RAID1 Configuration
Power Supplies 4x2500W AC (2400W Average / 2700W Max Consumption)
Heat Dissipation 9,213 BTU/hr
Electrical Input Requirements 200-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Maximum Power Draw 12A @ 240VAC
Peak Inrush Current 200A
Mounting Specifications 15.75”H x 19”W x 24”D
Equipment Weight 184 lbs (Unit) / Shipment Weight Varies
Operating Temperature Range 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
Storage Temperature Range -4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C)
Supported Interface Modes Layer 2, Layer 3, Tap, Virtual Wire
Routing Protocols Supported OSPF (v2/v3) with restart, BGP with restart, RIP, Static

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