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Product Line: Palo alto PA-3200 Series
Product Type: firewall
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Product Description

The PAN-PA-3250 offers a firewall throughput of 6.3 Gbps, threat prevention throughput of 3 Gbps, and IPsec VPN throughput of 3.2 Gbps, designed to meet high-performance security requirements. It supports up to 2,000,000 concurrent sessions and can handle 94,000 new sessions per second, with scalability options from 1 to 6 virtual systems. The device features a diverse range of I/O options including (12) 10/100/1000 and (8) 1G/10G SFP/SFP+ ports, alongside a 240GB SSD for storage, and operates efficiently within a 2U rack-mountable form factor, ensuring optimal performance and reliability in demanding network environments.

FAQs for the PAN-PA-3250

  • What is the firewall throughput capacity?
    The firewall throughput capacity is 6.3 Gbps.
  • How many virtual systems can be supported, and is it possible to increase this number?
    The device supports 1 virtual system by default, with the capability to expand up to 6.
  • What are the IPsec VPN throughput capabilities?
    IPsec VPN throughput is 3.2 Gbps.
  • Detail the I/O ports available on this device.
    The device includes (12) 10/100/1000, (8) 1G/10G SFP/SFP+ ports, (1) 10/100/1000 out-of-band management port, (2) 10/100/1000 high availability ports, (1) 10G SFP+ high availability port, (1) RJ-45 console port, and (1) Micro USB port.
  • What is the maximum number of sessions the device can handle?
    The device can handle up to 2,000,000 sessions.
  • Can you provide the storage capacity?
    The storage capacity of the device is 240GB SSD.
  • What are the power requirements for this device?
    The device requires a redundant 650-watt AC or DC power supply, with average/max power consumption of 180/240 watts.
  • What are the rack mount dimensions and weight of the device?
    The device is 2U, 19” standard rack mountable, measuring 3.5” H x 20.53” D x 17.34” W, with a weight of 29 lbs stand-alone and 41.5 lbs as shipped.
  • What is the operating temperature range?
    The operating temperature range is 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C).
  • How does the device handle VLANs?
    The device supports 802.1q VLAN tags, with up to 4,094 VLANs per device and per interface.

Product Review

The Palo Alto PAN-PA-3250 offers a solid firewall throughput of 6.3 Gbps and IPsec VPN throughput of 3.2 Gbps, catering to high-demand environments efficiently. However, its threat prevention throughput is limited to 3 Gbps, which may be a bottleneck for networks under heavy attack or those requiring intensive deep packet inspection. On the hardware front, the device supports a wide range of interfaces including (12) 10/100/1000 and (8) 1G/10G SFP/SFP+ ports, along with a 240GB SSD for storage, making it versatile for various network configurations but it occupies 2U rack space, which might be considerable for setups with limited space.


The Palo Alto PAN-PA-3250 firewall is designed to secure networks with comprehensive capabilities and high-performance throughput. This device delivers a firewall throughput of 6.3 Gbps, ensuring efficient data processing and network protection. It supports a threat prevention throughput of 3 Gbps and an IPsec VPN throughput of 3.2 Gbps, making it capable of handling secure connections and mitigating cyber threats effectively. With the capacity to manage up to 2,000,000 sessions concurrently and support up to 94,000 new sessions per second, the PAN-PA-3250 can easily accommodate the demands of growing networks. It offers flexibility in deployment with support for 1 to 6 virtual systems, allowing organizations to segment their network environments securely. The hardware configuration includes a variety of I/O options: - Twelve 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and eight 1G/10G SFP/SFP+ ports for versatile connectivity. - Dedicated management I/O comprising one out-of-band management port, two high-availability ports, and one console port, alongside a Micro USB port for simplified management and setup. For storage, the device is equipped with a 240GB SSD, providing ample space for logs, reports, and other data. It features redundant 650-watt AC or DC power supplies, capable of operating within a wide range of power consumption levels (average 180W, maximum 240W) and producing a maximum of 819 BTU/hr. The device supports input voltages from 100-240VAC at 50-60 Hz for AC power supply and from -48 to -60VDC for DC power supply, with maximum current consumption specifications ensuring efficient operation. Designed for rack-mount installation, the PAN-PA-3250 fits within a standard 19” rack, occupying 2U of rack space. Its dimensions (3.5” H x 20.53” D x 17.34” W) and weight (29 lbs stand-alone, 41.5 lbs shipped) make it suitable for various data center environments. It operates effectively within a temperature range of 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C) and can be stored in conditions ranging from -4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C). The PAN-PA-3250 is designed to maintain performance in humidity levels from 10% to 90% and at altitudes up to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters), with front-to-back airflow for cooling. Key specifications include: - Interface modes such as L2, L3, tap, and virtual wire (transparent mode) for flexible network integration. - Support for 802.1q VLAN tagging, with up to 4,094 VLAN tags per device and per interface, enabling detailed network segmentation and management. The PAN-PA-3250 combines high throughput, scalability, and a comprehensive set of features, making it a suitable choice for organizations looking to bolster their network security with a reliable firewall solution.


Part Number and ManufacturerPalo Alto PAN-PA-3250
Data Filtering Rate6.3 Gigabits per second
Threat Detection and Prevention Rate3 Gigabits per second
IPsec VPN Data Rate3.2 Gigabits per second
Session CapacityTwo million
Session Establishment Rate94,000 per second
Virtual Systems Supported (Initial/Maximum)1/6
Network InterfacesTwelve 10/100/1000, Eight 1G/10G SFP/SFP+
Management and High Availability PortsOne 10/100/1000 management, Two 10/100/1000 HA, One 10G SFP+ HA, One RJ-45 console, One Micro USB
Internal Storage240GB Solid State Drive
Power RequirementsRedundant 650W AC/DC (180/240 Watts consumption)
Heat Dissipation819 BTU per hour
Electrical Input SpecificationsAC: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz; DC: -48 to -60VDC
Current DrawAC: 2.3A@100V, 1.0A@240V; DC: 4.7A@-48V, 3.8A@-60V
Form Factor and Size2U standard 19-inch rack (3.5” H x 20.53” D x 17.34” W)
Weight29 lbs (stand-alone), 41.5 lbs (shipped)
Operating Temperature Range32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
Storage Temperature Range-4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C)
Humidity Resistance10% to 90% non-condensing
Maximum Operating Altitude10,000 feet (3,048 meters)
Cooling Airflow DirectionFront-to-back
Supported Interface ConfigurationsLayer 2, Layer 3, Tap, Virtual Wire
Supported VLANs4,094 per device and per interface

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