Palo Alto PA-3020

Palo Alto PA-3020 next-generation firewalls combine high throughput and consistent architecture to deliver security to a wide range of enterprise applications and use cases.

Palo Alto PA-3020 Firewall


App-ID firewall throughput 2 Gbps
Threat prevention throughput 1 Gbps
IPSec VPN throughput 500 Mbps
New sessions per second 50.000
Max sessions 250.000
Virtual systems (base) 1/6

Hardware Specification

Interfaces supported4 12x 10/100/1000, 8x SFP
Management I/O 10/100/1000 out-ofband management, 2x 10/100/1000 high availability, RJ-45 console, USB, Micro USB console port
Rack mountable? 1U, 19” standard rack
Power supply 250W AC
Redundant power supply? No
Disk drives 120GB SSD
Hot swap fans No

Key Security Features

Classifies all applications, on all ports, all the time

  • Identifies the application, regardless of port, SSL/SSH encryption, or evasive technique employed.
  • Uses the application, not the port, as the basis for all your safe enablement policy decisions: allow, deny, schedule, inspect, and apply traffic-shaping.
  • Categorizes unidentified applications for policy control, threat forensics, or App-ID™ technology development.

Enforces security policies for any user, at any location

  • Deploys consistent policies to local and remote users running on Windows®, macOS®, Linux, Android®, or Apple iOS platforms.
  • Enables agentless integration with Microsoft Active Directory® and Terminal Services, LDAP, Novell eDirectory™, and Citrix.
  • Easily integrates your firewall policies with 802.1X wireless, proxies, network access control, and any other source of user identity information.

Prevent known and unknown threats

  • Blocks a range of known threats—including exploits, malware, and spyware—across all ports, regardless of common evasion tactics employed.
  • Limits the unauthorized transfer of files and sensitive data, and safely enables non-work-related web surfing.
  • Identifies unknown malware, analyzes it based on hundreds of malicious behaviors, and then automatically creates and delivers protection.