Consistent Architecture for Small Organizations

The PA-500 next-generation firewall prevents threats and safely enables applications. Based on the same architectural foundation as all of our next-generation firewalls, the PA-500 is our smallest rack-mount form factor.

The PA-500 enables you to secure your organization through advanced visibility and control of applications, users, and content at throughput speeds of up to 250 Mbps. Dedicated computing resources assigned to networking, security, signature matching, and management functions ensure predictable performance.

PA-500

 

  • 250 Mbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 100 Mbps threat prevention throughput
  • 50 Mbps IPSec VPN throughput
  • 64,000 max sessions
  • 7,500 new sessions per second
  • 250 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces
  • 100 SSL VPN Users
  • 3 virtual routers
  • N/A virtual systems (base/max)
  • 20 security zones
  • 1,000 max number of policies




 

Product Summary Specsheet

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

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PA-500 Specsheet

Key features, performance capacities and specifications for our PA-500.

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Chilliwack School District

Located in British Columbia, Canada, the School District of Chilliwack is a learning community of over 13,000 students, served by 2,300 teachers and support staff. The district’s diverse programs include 37 elementary, middle and secondary neighborhood schools as well as alternate and distance learning programs. “Before Palo Alto Networks we’d block certain ports and students would find ways around it. Matching a user name and IP address with Active Directory is so helpful. Palo Alto Networks firewalls are multi-faceted application-based firewalls that effectively control applications."

Santa Clara, CA
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Annie Wright Schools

Annie Wright Schools proudly maintain Harry Potter-like traditions dating back over 100 years, but network latency, access, and an inability to support BYOD are modern IT problems that can’t be solved with magic. Because the school has boarding students, large amounts of bandwidth are needed at all times for educational, communication, and entertainment purposes. When the school’s incumbent legacy firewall could no longer handle throughput or support the evolving needs of users, and IT management became overwhelming, it needed a new modern solution.

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