Palo Alto Networks PA-3260
Multi-Gig-Throughput Next-Generation Firewalls to Secure Your Internet Edge

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The PA-3000 Series next-generation firewalls prevent threats and safely enable applications. The series includes the PA-3060, PA-3050, and PA-3020, which are based on the same architectural foundation as all of our next-generation firewalls.

The PA-3000 Series enables you to secure your organization through advanced visibility and control of applications, users, and content at throughput speeds of up to 4 Gbps. Dedicated computing and programmable hardware resources assigned to networking, security, signature matching, and management functions ensure predictable performance.


  • 8.8 Gbps firewall throughput (App-ID enabled1)
  • 4.7 Gbps Threat Prevention throughput2
  • 4.8 Gbps IPsec VPN throughput
  • 3,000,000 max sessions
  • 135,000 new sessions per second
  • 6,000 IPSec VPN tunnels/tunnel interfaces
  • 2,048 SSL VPN Users
  • 10 virtual routers
  • 1/6 virtual systems (base/max4)
  • 60 security zones
  • 5,000 max number of policies

1. Firewall throughput measured with App-ID and logging enabled utilizing 64KB HTTP transactions

2. Threat Prevention throughput measured with App-ID, IPS, antivirus, anti-spyware, WildFire and logging-enabled utilizing 64KB HTTP transactions

3. New sessions per second measured with application-override utilizing 1-byte HTTP transactions

4. Adding virtual systems over base quantity requires a separately purchased license