PaloAlto PA-3250

PaloAlto PA-3250
Brand: Palo Alto Networks
Category: Firewall

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The Palo Alto Networks® PA-3200 Series next-generation firewalls are designed for data center and internet gateway deployments. This series is comprised of the PA-3220, PA-3250, and PA-3260 firewalls. These models provide flexibility in performance and redundancy 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.

PaloAlto PA-3250 - Subscriptions

The following Palo Alto Networks subscriptions unlock certain firewall features or enable the firewall to
leverage a Palo Alto Networks cloud-delivered service (or both). Here you can read more about each service
or feature that requires a subscription to work with the firewall. To enable a subscription, you must first
Activate Subscription Licenses; once active, most subscription services can use Dynamic Content Updates
to provide new and updated functionality to the firewall.

Subscriptions You Can Use With the Firewall
Threat Prevention  Threat Prevention provides:
• Antivirus, anti-spyware (command-and-control), and vulnerability
Built-in external dynamic lists that you can use to secure your
network against malicious hosts.
• Ability to identify infected hosts that try to connect to malicious
Get Started with Threat Prevention
DNS Security  Provides enhanced DNS sinkholing capabilities by querying DNS
Security, an extensible cloud-based service capable of generating
DNS signatures using advanced predictive analytics and machine
learning. This service provides full access to the continuously
expanding DNS-based threat intelligence produced by Palo Alto
To set up DNS Security, you must first purchase and install a Threat
Prevention license.
Get Started with DNS Security
URL Filtering  Provides the ability to not only control web-access, but how users
interact with online content based on dynamic URL categories. You
can also prevent credential theft by controlling the sites to which
users can submit their corporate credentials.
To set up URL Filtering, you must purchase and install a subscription
for one of the supported URL filtering databases: PAN-DB or
BrightCloud. With PAN-DB, you can set up access to the PAN-DB
public cloud or to the PAN-DB private cloud.
Get Started with URL Filtering
WildFire  Although basic WildFire® support is included as part of the Threat
Prevention license, the WildFire subscription service provides
enhanced services for organizations that require immediate coverage
for threats, frequent WildFire signature updates, advanced file
type forwarding (APK, PDF, Microsoft Office, and Java Applet), as
well as the ability to upload files using the WildFire API. A WildFire
subscription is also required if your firewalls will be forwarding files
to an on-premise WF-500 appliance.
Get Started with WildFire
AutoFocus  Provides a graphical analysis of firewall traffic logs and identifies
potential risks to your network using threat intelligence from the
AutoFocus portal. With an active license, you can also open an
AutoFocus search based on logs recorded on the firewall.
Get Started with AutoFocus
Cortex Data Lake
Cortex Data
Lake was
previously called
the Logging
Service. The
Support Portal
and firewall web
interface both
still reference
the Logging
Service in some
places, including
the device
license name
that’s displayed
in the firewall
web interface
(Device >
Provides cloud-based, centralized log storage and aggregation. The
Logging Service is required or highly-recommended to support
several other cloud-delivered services, including Magnifier,
GlobalProtect cloud service, and Traps management service.
Get Started with Cortex Data Lake
GlobalProtect  Provides mobility solutions and/or large-scale VPN capabilities.
By default, you can deploy GlobalProtect portals and gateways
(without HIP checks) without a license. If you want to use advanced
GlobalProtect features (HIP checks and related content updates,
the GlobalProtect Mobile App, IPv6 connections, or a GlobalProtect
Clientless VPN) you will need a GlobalProtect license (subscription)
for each gateway.
Get Started with GlobalProtect
Virtual Systems  This license is required to enable support for multiple virtual systems
on PA-3200 Series firewalls. In addition, you must purchase a
Virtual Systems license if you want to increase the number of virtual
systems beyond the base number provided by default on PA-5200
Series, and PA-7000 Series firewalls (the base number varies by
platform). The PA-800 Series, PA-220, and VM-Series firewalls do
not support virtual systems.
Get Started with Virtual Systems

PaloAlto PA-3250 - Specs

System Performance

Firewall throughput 6/7 Gbps
Concurrent connections 2,000,000
New connections/sec 84,000
Threat Protection Throughput 2.6/3.1 Gbps
IPSec VPN throughput 3.2 Gbps

Physical interfaces

GE RJ45 Ports (12) 10/100/1000
GE SFP Slots (8) 1G/10G SFP/SFP+
I/O ports (1) 10/100/1000 out-of-band management port, (2) 10/100/1000 high availability, (1) 10G SFP+ high availability, (1) RJ-45 console port, (1) Micro USB
Storage 240 GB SSD

Dimensions & Enviroment

Mounting 2U, 19” standard rack (3.5” H x 20.53” D x 17.34” W)
Weight 29 lbs / 41.5 lbs (Stand-Alone Device/As Shipped)
Power supply Redundant 650-watt AC or DC (180/240)
Safety TUV CB report and TUV NRTL
Max BTU/hr 819
Input Voltage (Input Frequency) AC: 100–240VAC (50–60 Hz) | DC: -48V @ 4.7A, -60V @ 3.8A
Max Current Consumption AC: 2.3A @ 100VAC, 1.0A @ 240VAC | DC:-48V @ 4.7A, -60V @ 3.8A
Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) 14 years
EMI FCC Class A, CE Class A, VCCI Class A
Operating Temperature 32° to 122° F, 0° to 50° C
Non-operating temperature -4° to 158° F, -20° to 70° C
Certifications See
Airflow front to back

Wireless Specification (XG Wireless only)

Product Certifications

PaloAlto PA-3250 - Documentation

Datasheet Palo Alto 3250

PaloAlto PA-3250 - Videos

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