Safely enable applications, users, and content at throughput speeds of up to 1 Gbps using the PA-2050 and the PA-2020. Dedicated computing resources for the functional areas of networking, security, content inspection, and management ensure predictable firewall performance.




  • 1 Gbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 500 Mbps threat prevention throughput
  • 300 Mbps IPSec VPN throughput
  • 250,000 max sessions
  • 15,000 new sessions per second
  • 2,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces
  • 1,000 SSL VPN Users
  • 10 virtual routers
  • 1/6* virtual systems (base/max2)
  • 40 security zones
  • 5,000 max number of policies


  • 500 Mbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 200 Mbps threat prevention throughput
  • 200 Mbps IPSec VPN throughput
  • 125,000 max sessions
  • 15,000 new sessions per second
  • 1,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces
  • 500 SSL VPN Users
  • 10 virtual routers
  • 1/6* virtual systems (base/max2)
  • 40 security zones
  • 2,500 max number of policies


Product Summary Specsheet

Key features, performance capacities and specifications for all Palo Alto Networks firewalls.

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Key Specifications for Palo Alto Networks Interfaces and Transceivers

The data interfaces implemented by Palo Alto Networks® are based on industry standards and implementation agreements primarily authored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.3 committee and the Small Form Factor (SFF) Committee. Each interface definition is supported by specifications and agreements defining the electromechanical coupling, electrical and optical signals, as well as management properties of compliant implementations.

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Federal Government

As one of the premier government research and development (R&D) organizations for national security in the world, this organization needed to secure some of the country’s most sensitive weapons information. With over 5,000 employees and a relatively small real estate footprint, they were convinced that they could consolidate their multi-vendor approach into a singular next-generation cyber security platform. Given its mission, the importance of the information to be secured could not be underestimated. Palo Alto Networks was a natural fit. This Case Study available in Japanese and German.

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Con más de 80 centros asistenciales y dos hospitales propios, con implantación nacional, MAZ centra su actividad en la gestión de las contingencias de Accidentes de Trabajo y Enfermedades Profesionales, asistencia sanitaria, trámites para prestación económica por incapacidad temporal derivada de la enfermedad común o accidente no laboral, y otros servicios y actividades legalmente atribuidas por el Ministerio de Trabajo. Asimismo, la entidad –séptima mutua en el ránking del sector entra las 20 existentes– presta servicio a más de 88.000 empresas asociadas a nivel nacional, protege a unos 515.000 trabajadores por cuenta ajena, y cuenta con más de 95.000 trabajadores autónomos adheridos protegidos. “Nuestra presencia en Internet es muy alta. MAZ es un sistema autónomo y dispone de un numero importante de direcciones IP públicas, por lo que el numero de amenazas que recibimos es muy alto. El anterior sistema de seguridad perimetral no nos reportaba las respuestas esperadas, y los problemas de gestión eran cada vez más acuciantes. En este punto, nos propusimos migrar a un firewall de nueva generación, en alta disponibilidad, lo suficientemente escalable como para asumir el tráfico que generábamos y lograr un control mas personalizado del trafico de red”.

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Macao Polytechnic Institute

Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) is a public institution of higher education with an emphasis on applied knowledge and skills. The MPI has 235 academic staff, 297 administrators and 55 professional trainers. "Being able to migrate seamlessly from the old system to the new one had been a key concern for us, but in the event, it was very easy, with no disruption to students or staff. Now, the console gives us total network visibility at any given time."

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Princeton Technology Corp.

Princeton Technology Corp. is a professional IC design company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with a branch in Torrance, USA, an R&D center in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and representative offices in Shenzhen and Japan to serve Asian customers. "The PA series greatly simplified the IT Department's tasks in administrating information security within each branch; they also helped us identify the kind of applications each employee is running over the network."

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