No Compromise Security, High-Performance Versatility

The PA-5200 Series next-generation firewalls prevent threats, and safely enable applications, across a diverse set of high-performance use cases (e.g., Internet Gateway, Data Center, and Service Provider environments). The series includes the PA-5260, PA-5250, and PA-5220 which provide predictable performance with deep visibility into and control over all traffic, including encrypted traffic.

The PA-5200 Series enables you to secure your organization through advanced visibility and control of applications, users, and content at throughput speeds of up to 72 Gbps. Dedicated processing resources assigned to networking, security, signature matching, and management functions ensure predictable performance.


  • 72.2 Gbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 30 Gbps threat prevention throughput
  • 21 Gbps IPSec VPN throughput
  • 32,000,000 max sessions
  • 458,000 new sessions per second
  • 225 virtual routers
  • 25/225 virtual systems (base/max2)


  • 35.9 Gbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 20.3 Gbps threat prevention throughput
  • 14 Gbps IPSec VPN throughput
  • 8,000,000 max sessions
  • 348,000 new sessions per second
  • 125 virtual routers
  • 25/125 virtual systems (base/max2)


  • 18.5 Gbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 9.2 Gbps threat prevention throughput
  • 5 Gbps IPSec VPN throughput
  • 4,000,000 max sessions
  • 169,000 new sessions per second
  • 20 virtual routers
  • 10/20 virtual systems (base/max2)


Product Summary Specsheet

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

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PA-5200 Series Datasheet

Key features, performance capacities and specifications for our PA-5200 Series.

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PA-5000 Series Specsheet

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

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Head-to-Head Comparisons: PA-5000 Series vs. PA-5200 Series NGFWs

Palo Alto Networks continue to design new Next-Generation Firewall appliances to handle demanding throughput needs and help deliver the next generation of security capabilities anywhere in the network and enable businesses to deploy next-generation security in all locations.

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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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