PA-5200 Series Firewall Overview

Learn about the PA-5200 series firewall.
The Palo Alto Networks® PA-5200 Series next-generation firewalls are designed for data center and internet gateway deployments. This series is comprised of the PA-5220, PA-5250, PA-5260, and PA-5280 firewalls. These models provide flexibility in performance and throughput levels to help you meet your deployment requirements. All models in this series provide next-generation security features to help you secure your organization through advanced visibility and control of applications, users, and content.
First Supported PAN-OS® Software Release:
  • PAN-OS 8.0—PA-5220, PA-5250, and PA-5260 firewalls
  • PAN-OS 8.1—PA-5280 firewall
The PA-5280 firewall is identical to the PA-5260 firewall except that the PA-5280 firewall has double the dataplane memory, which doubles the session capacity.
The following topics describe the hardware features of the PA-5200 Series firewalls. To view or compare performance and capacity information, refer to the Product Selection tool.

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