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Product Line: Palo Alto Networks PA Series
Product Type: Firewall
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Original price $0.00 - Original price $273.00
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Product Description

The PA-3050 Palo Alto firewall delivers a firewall throughput of 4 Gbps with App-ID enabled and a threat prevention throughput of 2 Gbps, supported by an IPsec VPN throughput of 500 Mbps. It can handle up to 50,000 new sessions per second with a maximum of 500,000 sessions, and offers scalability with virtual systems ranging from 1 to 6. Networking capabilities are extensive, including (12) 10/100/1000 and (8) SFP Gigabit I/O ports, and it is designed for resilience with Active/Active and Active/Passive high availability modes, featuring path and interface monitoring for optimal failure detection.

Key Feature for the PA3050

  • What is the firewall throughput with App-ID enabled?
    The firewall throughput with App-ID enabled is 4 Gbps.
  • How many virtual systems does the device support?
    The device supports 1 base virtual system with the capability to expand up to 6.
  • What is the threat prevention throughput?
    Threat prevention throughput is 2 Gbps.
  • Detail the I/O ports available on this device.
    The device includes 12 10/100/1000 ports, 8 SFP Gigabit ports, one 10/100/1000 out-of-band management port, two 10/100/1000 high availability ports, and one RJ-45 console port.
  • What is the capacity of the onboard storage?
    The onboard storage capacity is 120GB SSD.
  • Can you provide the power supply specifications?
    The device uses a single 250W AC power supply with average and maximum power consumption of 150W and 200W, respectively.
  • What are the high availability modes available?
    High availability modes include Active/Active and Active/Passive with path monitoring and interface monitoring for failure detection.
  • What are the operating and non-operating temperature ranges?
    The operating temperature range is 32 to 122 F (0 to 50 C) and the non-operating temperature range is -4 to 158 F (-20 to 70 C).
  • How is the IPSec VPN configured in terms of key exchange?
    IPSec VPN supports manual key, IKEv1, and IKEv2 for key exchange, with options for pre-shared key and certificate-based authentication.
  • What routing protocols does the device support?
    The device supports OSPFv2/v3 with graceful restart, BGP with graceful restart, RIP, and static routing.

Product Review

The Palo Alto PA-3050 firewall delivers a solid performance with a firewall throughput of 4 Gbps when App-ID is enabled, supporting efficient traffic management. However, its threat prevention throughput is limited to 2 Gbps and IPsec VPN throughput to 500 Mbps, which might be constraining for high-traffic environments requiring extensive threat mitigation. It offers a wide array of features including active/active and active/passive high availability modes, diverse interface modes, and comprehensive routing capabilities, but its power consumption and heat output necessitate consideration in densely populated rack environments.


The Palo Alto PA-3050 is designed to secure your network with high efficiency and performance, featuring a firewall throughput of 4 Gbps with App-ID enabled and a threat prevention throughput of 2 Gbps. This ensures comprehensive protection against a wide range of threats while maintaining high throughput levels. The device supports IPsec VPN connections with a throughput of 500 Mbps, allowing for secure remote access. With the capability to handle 50,000 new sessions per second and up to 500,000 maximum sessions, the PA-3050 can accommodate large-scale network environments. It offers flexibility in virtual systems, starting with one and expandable to six, catering to various operational needs. The hardware interface includes twelve 10/100/1000 and eight SFP Gigabit I/O ports, providing ample connectivity options for different network configurations. Management is facilitated through a dedicated out-of-band management port, two high-availability ports, and an RJ-45 console port. It features a 120GB SSD for storage, ensuring quick access to logs and databases. Power efficiency is optimized with a single 250W AC power supply, averaging 150W and peaking at 200W power consumption. It produces a maximum of 683 BTU/hr, with an input voltage range of 100-240VAC at 50-60Hz and a maximum current consumption of 2A@100VAC. Designed for easy integration into existing setups, the device is rack-mountable in a 1U form factor, fitting standard 19” racks, and weighs 15lbs, with shipping weight at 20lbs. High availability is a key feature of the PA-3050, supporting both Active/Active and Active/Passive modes with path monitoring and interface monitoring for failure detection. This ensures continuous operation and network integrity.
  • Operating temperatures range from 32 to 122 F (0 to 50 C) for reliable performance in various environments.
  • Non-operating temperature tolerance spans from -4 to 158 F (-20 to 70 C), ensuring durability during storage or transport.
  • Interface modes include Layer 2, Layer 3, Tap, and Virtual Wire (transparent mode) for versatile network architecture integrations.
IPSec VPN functionality is robust, offering manual key, IKEv1, and IKEv2 key exchanges with options for pre-shared key or certificate-based authentication. This ensures secure and flexible VPN configurations. VLAN support is comprehensive, allowing up to 4,094 802.1q VLAN tags per device and per interface, facilitating extensive network segmentation and management. Routing capabilities are advanced with OSPFv2/v3 and BGP support, both featuring graceful restarts, in addition to RIP and static routing. This allows for reliable, dynamic network routing configurations and efficient network traffic management. The Palo Alto PA-3050 is engineered to meet the demands of complex and high-traffic network environments, offering high performance, extensive connectivity options, and secure networking capabilities.


Part NumberPalo Alto PA-3050
Firewall Processing Speed with Application Identification4 Gigabits per second
Threat Mitigation Throughput2 Gigabits per second
IPsec Virtual Private Network Throughput500 Megabits per second
Session Initiation Rate50,000 per second
Maximum Concurrent Sessions500,000
Supported Virtual Systems (default/maximum)1/6
Interfaces12x 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 8x SFP Gigabit
Management Interfaces1x 10/100/1000 OOB, 2x 10/100/1000 HA, 1x RJ-45 Console
Internal Storage120GB Solid State Drive
Power Supply Specification250W AC Power Supply (150W/200W consumption)
Heat Dissipation Rate683 BTU/hour
Electrical Input Specifications100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Maximum Power Draw2 Amperes at 100VAC
Form Factor and Size1U rack-mountable, 1.75"H x 17"D x 17"W
Physical Weight15lbs (unit only), 20lbs (with packaging)
Configurations for System RedundancyActive/Active, Active/Passive with Path and Interface Monitoring
Operational Temperature Range32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)
Storage Temperature Range-4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
Network Interface OptionsLayer 2, Layer 3, Tap, Transparent Mode (Virtual Wire)
IPSec Virtual Private Network SpecificationsManual Key, IKEv1, IKEv2 with Pre-shared Key or Certificate-based Authentication
VLAN Capacity4,094 VLANs per device/interface
Supported Routing ProtocolsOSPFv2/v3, BGP with Graceful Restart, RIP, Static Routes

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