Read the new PAN-OS 9.0 Release Features: PA-7000 New Cards. Learn about the new cards that can be added to the PA-7000 chassis and the new hardware that can help you stay even more secure. Got questions? Get answers on LIVEcommunity!
We've added a few new cards that can be added to the PA-7000 chassis, but the most exciting one, to me, is the new LFC (Log Forwarding Card).
The LFC is a high-performance log card that forwards all dataplane logs (e.g., traffic and threat) from the firewall to one or more external logging systems, such as Panorama (up to 350.000 logs per second) or a syslog server. Because the dataplane logs are no longer available on the local firewall, the ACC tab is removed from the management web interface, and Monitor > Logs contain only management logs (Configuration, System and Alarms).
This card will work in both the PA-7050 and the PA-7080, and it replaces the LPC (Log Processing Card).
The new 100G NPC provides more session capacity than in previous NPCs and improved performance. This new NPC provides the following main features:
App-ID throughput (AppMix) of 72Gbps
Threat throughput (AppMix) of 35Gbps
Session capacity up to 32 million
Four QSFP+/QSFP28 (40Gbps/100Gbps) ports
Eight SFP/SFP+ (1Gbps/10Gbps) ports
And here's a pretty cool one:
A new service LED that allows a remote administrator to illuminate the SVC LED on a specific front-slot card so an on-site technician can locate the card.