Is the PA-220 compatible with newer firmware versions. Like 8.0 and 8.1

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Is the PA-220 compatible with newer firmware versions. Like 8.0 and 8.1

So we have several PA-200 in production and need to upgrade to 8.0. I was talking to a Palo Alto technician and he was telling me that the PA-200 are too old and not enough resources to handle the newer firmware and to upgrade. Do the PA-220 have enough power. I am assuming so since they are the newer version. 

 

Also, can they handle the workload of SSL Decryption? 

 

Thanks

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Re: Is the PA-220 compatible with newer firmware versions. Like 8.0 and 8.1

Hello,

Yes it is. Check out the tech specs on it.

 

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/platforms

 

It can also do SSL decryption, but remember its a smaller box so you could potentially overload it if you put too much traffic through it.

 

Regards,

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Re: Is the PA-220 compatible with newer firmware versions. Like 8.0 and 8.1

@emarchetti,

So just to be clear here, the PA-200 completely supports 8.0 and 8.1. You could completely install 8.0 or 8.1 on those PA-200s as you work to get everything upgraded to PA-220s if you so wish. Past that, it isn't expected that the PA-200 will continue to be supported in the next major software release. 

 

The PA-220s are presently the goto small appliance at the moment, and as such are fully supported. Just like the PA-200, the PA-220 supports decryption perfectly fine as long as you keep in mind the platform limitations on the smaller appliances. 

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