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Product Line: Palo Alto PA820
Product Type: Firewall
Original price $0.00 - Original price $624.00
Original price
$0.00 - $624.00
Current price $624.00
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Product Description

The PA-820 Palo Alto firewall offers a firewall throughput of 1.8 Gbps for HTTP and 1.6 Gbps for appmix, with a threat prevention throughput of 850 Mbps for HTTP and 900 Mbps for appmix. It supports IPsec VPN throughput up to 1.3 Gbps, can handle 8,600 new sessions per second, and maintains up to 128,000 concurrent sessions. The device includes four 10/100/1000 and eight Gigabit SFP I/O ports, a 240 GB SSD for storage, and operates efficiently with a maximum power consumption of 120 W for the PA-820 model.

Key Feature for the PA820

  • What is the firewall throughput capability for HTTP and appmix?
    The firewall throughput capability is 1.8 Gbps for HTTP and 1.6 Gbps for appmix.
  • How does the PA-850 handle Threat Prevention throughput?
    The PA-850 handles Threat Prevention throughput at 850 Mbps for HTTP and 900 Mbps for appmix.
  • What is the IPsec VPN throughput?
    The IPsec VPN throughput is 1.3 Gbps.
  • Can you detail the new sessions per second and maximum sessions for the PA-820?
    The PA-820 supports 8,600 new sessions per second and can manage up to 128,000 maximum sessions.
  • What are the I/O capabilities?
    I/O capabilities include 10/100/1000 (4) ports, Gigabit SFP (8) ports, 10/100/1000 out-of-band management port (1), 10/100/1000 high availability (2) ports, an RJ-45 console port (1), a USB port (1), and a Micro USB console port (1).
  • What storage capacity is available on these devices?
    Both devices come with a 240 GB SSD for storage.
  • What are the power specifications for the PA-850 and PA-820?
    The PA-850 has a maximum power consumption of 240 W and an average of 64 W. The PA-820's maximum is 120 W with an average consumption of 41 W. Both devices use a fixed AC 200 W power supply.
  • How much rack space does the device require?
    The device requires 1U of rack space, with dimensions of 1.75” H x 14” D x 17.125” W.
  • What is the operating temperature range for these devices?
    The operating temperature range is from 32° F (0° C) to 104° F (40° C).
  • How many VLANs can be supported per device and per interface?
    Up to 4,094 VLANs can be supported per device and per interface.

Product Review

The Palo Alto PA-820 offers a solid balance between performance and security features, with a firewall throughput of 1.8 Gbps for HTTP and 1.6 Gbps for appmix, complemented by respectable Threat Prevention throughput rates of 850 Mbps for HTTP and 900 Mbps for appmix. However, its maximum of 128,000 sessions and new sessions per second rate of 8,600 may limit scalability in high-demand environments. The device is well-equipped with a variety of I/O options including 4 Gigabit Ethernet and 8 Gigabit SFP ports, and its power efficiency is notable with a maximum power consumption of 120 W, making it a cost-effective option for small to medium-sized enterprise networks.


The Palo Alto PA-820 is designed to provide high-performance security measures to protect networks. It delivers firewall throughput speeds of 1.8 Gbps for HTTP traffic and 1.6 Gbps for mixed applications, ensuring efficient data processing and protection against cyber threats. For organizations prioritizing threat prevention, the PA-820 offers throughput of 850 Mbps for HTTP traffic and 900 Mbps for mixed applications, enabling the detection and blocking of malicious activities without compromising network performance. Supporting secure remote connections, the PA-820 achieves an IPsec VPN throughput of 1.3 Gbps, facilitating safe and reliable external access to the network. This device is capable of handling 8,600 new sessions per second, with a maximum capacity of 128,000 sessions, making it suitable for high-demand environments. Connectivity options include four 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and eight Gigabit SFP ports, providing flexibility in network design and expansion. Management and maintenance are streamlined through various interfaces including a dedicated out-of-band management port, two high availability ports, an RJ-45 console port, and both standard USB and micro USB console ports. The PA-820 is equipped with a 240 GB SSD for storage, ensuring ample space for logs and other data. It operates with a fixed AC 200 W power supply, with a maximum power consumption of 120 W and an average consumption of 41 W, optimizing energy use while maintaining performance.
  • Firewall throughput rates ensure efficient data processing and network protection.
  • IPsec VPN throughput supports secure remote access.
  • Comprehensive connectivity options offer network design flexibility.
Housed in a 1U rack-mountable chassis, the PA-820 fits standard 19” racks, measuring 1.75” in height, 14” in depth, and 17.125” in width. Weighing 11 lbs as a standalone device and 18 lbs when shipped, it is designed for easy installation and integration into existing network infrastructure. The device operates effectively within a temperature range of 32° F to 104° F and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -4° to 158° F. With front-to-back airflow, it maintains optimal operating temperatures to ensure reliability and longevity. The PA-820 supports various interface modes including Layer 2, Layer 3, tap, and virtual wire, offering versatility in deployment options. It is capable of advanced routing with support for OSPFv2/v3, BGP, RIP, and static routing, all with graceful restart capabilities. VLAN support is extensive, with the ability to handle up to 4,094 VLAN tags per device and per interface, facilitating complex network segmentation and security policies. In summary, the Palo Alto PA-820 is engineered to provide secure, reliable, and high-performance network protection. With its comprehensive feature set, including advanced throughput capabilities, extensive connectivity, and routing options, it is well-suited for organizations looking to safeguard their networks against an ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats.


Item Number and CreatorPalo Alto PA-820
Data Processing Speed for Firewall (HTTP/appmix)1.8/1.6 Gigabits per second
Throughput for Threat Mitigation (HTTP/appmix)850/900 Megabits per second
IPsec VPN Data Transfer Rate1.3 Gigabits per second
Session Initiation Rate8,600 per second
Session Capacity Maximum128,000
Interface Specifications10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (4), Gigabit SFP slots (8)
Management Interface Options10/100/1000 Ethernet management port (1), 10/100/1000 Ethernet high availability ports (2), RJ-45 console (1), USB (1), Micro USB console (1)
Storage Specification240 GB Solid State Drive
Power Supply UnitSingle 200 W AC fixed
Power UsagePeak: PA-850: 240 W; PA-820: 120 W, Typical: PA-850: 64 W; PA-820: 41 W
Heat Dissipation Rate256 BTU per hour
Electrical Input Specifications100–240 VAC at 50–60 Hz
Maximum Power Draw1.0 A at 100 VAC, 0.5 A at 240 VAC
Surge Current0.4 A at 230 VAC, 0.96 A at 120 VAC
Mounting Dimensions1U form factor, 19” width standard, 1.75” H x 14” D x 17.125” W
Physical Weight (Device/Total Shipping)11 lbs / 18 lbs
Operational Temperature RangeMinimum: 32° F, 0° C, Maximum: 104° F, 40° C
Storage Temperature Range-4° to 158° F, -20° to 70° C
Cooling Airflow DirectionFront to Back
Supported Network ModesLayer 2, Layer 3, Tap, Virtual Wire (Transparent Mode)
Network Routing ProtocolsOSPFv2/v3, BGP with restart support, RIP, static routes
VLAN Support802.1Q, up to 4,094 VLANs per device/interface

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