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Product Line: Palo Alto Networks
Product Type: Firewall
Original price $0.00 - Original price $2,668.00
Original price
$0.00 - $2,668.00
Current price $2,668.00
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Product Description

The PAN-PA-7000-20GQXM-NPC by Palo Alto delivers high-performance network security with a firewall throughput of 20 Gbps and a threat prevention throughput of 10 Gbps. It supports a maximum of 8,000,000 sessions and can handle up to 120,000 new sessions per second, accommodating large-scale network environments. This device offers versatile connectivity options, including (12) 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, (8) Gigabit SFP, and (4) 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports, and ensures reliability through Active/Active and Active/Passive high availability modes.

Key Feature for the PAN-PA-7000-20GQXM-NPC

  • What is the rated power consumption of the device?
  • How does the PA-7050 handle high availability?
    The PA-7050 supports Active/Active and Active/Passive modes with path and interface monitoring for failure detection.
  • What is the firewall throughput with App-ID enabled?
    20 Gbps
  • What are the I/O options available on the PA-7050?
    (12) 10/100/1000, (8) Gigabit SFP, (4) 10 Gigabit SFP+, (2) 10/100/1000 for high availability, (2) 40Gbps for high availability, (1) 10/100/1000 out-of-band management, and (1) RJ45 console port.
  • What is the threat prevention throughput with DSRI Enabled?
    16 Gbps
  • What storage options does the PA-7050 offer?
    An 80GB SSD System Drive plus 4x1TB HDD on the Log Processing Card, with a total storage capacity of 2TB in RAID1 configuration.
  • What is the maximum IPSec VPN throughput?
    4 Gbps
  • How many power supplies does the PA-7050 include, and what is their power consumption?
    It includes 4x2500W AC power supplies, with an average system power consumption of 2400W and a maximum of 2700W.
  • What is the maximum number of sessions the PA-7050 can handle?
  • What routing protocols does the PA-7050 support?
    It supports OSPFv2/v3 with graceful restart, BGP with graceful restart, RIP, and static routing.

Product Review

The Palo Alto PAN-PA-7000-20GQXM-NPC boasts impressive firewall throughput of 20 Gbps with application identification and a solid threat prevention throughput of 10 Gbps, catering to demanding network environments. However, its power consumption rated at -350W and a significant heat output of 9,213 BTU/hr might raise concerns for energy efficiency and cooling requirements in data centers. Additionally, the device supports a variety of high availability modes and a comprehensive range of I/O options, including 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and 10 Gigabit SFP+ interfaces, enhancing its flexibility and scalability in complex network setups.


The Palo Alto PAN-PA-7000-20GQXM-NPC is a high-performance network security appliance designed to meet the needs of large organizations and data centers. This device comes equipped with impressive hardware specifications that enable it to handle demanding network security tasks efficiently. At the heart of its performance capabilities, the PAN-PA-7000-20GQXM-NPC boasts a firewall throughput of 20 Gbps with App-ID enabled, ensuring rapid processing of traffic without compromising security. For environments where threat prevention is a priority, the device offers a throughput of 10 Gbps, and with DSRI (Deep Session Rate Inspection) enabled, this throughput can increase to 16 Gbps. The appliance also supports IPSec VPN throughput of 4 Gbps, allowing secure remote access at high speeds. The PAN-PA-7000-20GQXM-NPC can handle up to 8,000,000 sessions simultaneously, with the ability to establish up to 120,000 new sessions per second. This capacity ensures that the device can support high volumes of traffic without a drop in performance. High availability is another key feature of this appliance, with support for both Active/Active and Active/Passive modes. The device includes path monitoring and interface monitoring for failure detection, ensuring continuous operation. Regarding connectivity, the PAN-PA-7000-20GQXM-NPC is well-equipped with multiple I/O options: - Twelve 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports - Eight Gigabit SFP slots - Four 10 Gigabit SFP+ slots These options provide flexibility in connecting to a wide range of network environments. Additionally, for management purposes, the appliance includes two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, two 40Gbps high availability ports, one out-of-band management port, and one RJ45 console port. Storage capabilities on the PAN-PA-7000-20GQXM-NPC are robust, with an 80GB SSD system drive and four 1TB HDDs on the Log Processing Card. This setup, configured in RAID1, offers a total storage capacity of 2TB, sufficient for logging and reporting purposes. The device's power specification indicates a rated consumption of -350W, with four 2500W AC power supplies providing an average/max power consumption of 2400W/2700W. It has a maximum BTU/hr of 9,213, operates on a voltage of 200-240VAC at a frequency of 50-60Hz, and has a maximum current consumption of 12A@240VAC, with a max inrush current of 200A. Physically, the PAN-PA-7000-20GQXM-NPC is rack-mountable with dimensions of 15.75”H x 19”W x 24”D and weighs 184lbs as a standalone device. It operates within a temperature range of 32 to 122 F (0 to 50 C) and can be stored at temperatures ranging from -4 to 158 F (-20 to 70 C). The appliance supports various interface modes, including L2, L3, tap, and virtual wire (transparent mode), as well as dynamic routing protocols such as OSPFv2/v3 and BGP with graceful restart, RIP, and static routing. These features make it a versatile solution for a wide range of network architectures and security requirements.


Part Number and Manufacturer Palo Alto PAN-PA-7000-20GQXM-NPC
Power Specification -350W
Application Identification Throughput 20 Gbps
Threat Mitigation Throughput with DSRI 16 Gbps
Threat Mitigation Throughput 10 Gbps
IPSec VPN Throughput 4 Gbps
Maximum Concurrent Sessions 8,000,000
Session Initiation Rate 120,000 per second
High Availability Configurations Active/Active, Active/Passive
High Availability Monitoring Path and interface monitoring
Networking Interfaces (12) 10/100/1000 Ethernet, (8) Gigabit SFP, (4) 10 Gigabit SFP+
Maximum NPCs Supported 6 per PA-7050
Management Ports (2) 10/100/1000 Ethernet, (2) 40Gbps for high availability, (1) 10/100/1000 for OOB management, (1) RJ45 console
Storage Configuration 80GB SSD for system, 4x1TB HDD for logs
Log Storage Capacity 2TB in RAID1
AC Power Supplies 4x2500W AC (2400W / 2700W consumption)
Heat Dissipation 9,213 BTU/hr
Input Voltage and Frequency 200-240VAC (50-60Hz)
Maximum Power Draw 12A@240VAC
Peak Current 200A
Rack Dimensions 15.75”H x 19”W x 24”D
Weight 184 lbs (device), shipped 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 OSPF v2/v3, BGP, RIP, static routes with graceful restart support for OSPF/BGP

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