VM-Series Firewall Performance Enhancements
PAN-OS 8.0 introduces three new VM-Series firewall models and increased performance, capacity, and efficiency of the existing VM-Series firewall models. The VM-Series firewalls now support a wider range of deployment scenarios and higher volumes of traffic when compared to previous versions of PAN-OS. These enhancements enable three broad use cases—optimized resources for customer-premises equipment (CPE) and network tenant environments, improved performance and efficiency for perimeter and east-west data center traffic, and maximized performance to support network function virtualization (NFV).
To support multitenancy for data centers and service providers, such as Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), the VM-Series firewall now supports oversubscription of CPUs as well as a smaller hardware footprint. This allows you to deploy multiple instances of the VM-Series firewall at a higher density on hypervisors running on x86 architecture.