Consistent Architecture, High-Performance Versatility

The PA-5000 Series next-generation firewalls prevent threats, and safely enable applications, across a versatile set of high-performance use cases (e.g., Internet Gateway, DC, and SP environments). The series includes the PA-5060, PA-5050, and PA-5020, which are based on the same architectural foundation as all of our next-generation firewalls.

The PA-5000 Series enables you to secure your organization through advanced visibility and control of applications, users, and content at throughput speeds of up to 20 Gbps. Dedicated processing resources assigned to networking, security, signature matching, and management functions ensure predictable performance.


  • 20 Gbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 10 Gbps threat prevention throughput
  • 4 Gbps IPSec VPN throughput
  • 4,000,000 max sessions
  • 120,000 new sessions per second
  • 8,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces
  • 20,000 SSL VPN Users
  • 225 virtual routers
  • 25/225 virtual systems (base/max2)
  • 900 security zones
  • 40,000 max number of policies


  • 10 Gbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 5 Gbps threat prevention throughput
  • 4 Gbps IPSec VPN throughput
  • 2,000,000 max sessions
  • 120,000 new sessions per second
  • 4,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces
  • 10,000 SSL VPN Users
  • 125 virtual routers
  • 25/125 virtual systems (base/max2)
  • 500 security zones
  • 20,000 max number of policies


  • 5 Gbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 2 Gbps threat prevention throughput
  • 2 Gbps IPSec VPN throughput
  • 1,000,000 max sessions
  • 120,000 new sessions per second
  • 2,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces
  • 5,000 SSL VPN Users
  • 20 virtual routers
  • 10/20 virtual systems (base/max2)
  • 80 security zones
  • 10,000 max number of policies


Product Summary Specsheet

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

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PA-5000 Series Specsheet

Key features, performance capacities and specifications for our PA-5000 Series.

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