1Gbps support for PA-500

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L2 Linker

1Gbps support for PA-500

Hello, 

 

We decided to upgrade our internet line to 1Gbps from current 100Mbps and now we are using PA-500.

 

As PA-500's Threat prevention throughput is 100Mbps, does it mean we only have 100Mbps(transmission speed) even the PA-500's interface capacity is 1000Mbps?

 

Thanks

Qu Dong

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L5 Sessionator

Re: 1Gbps support for PA-500

Hi @qd_056

 

In the current state, the PA-500 would be a bottleneck for the 1GB network since as you have correctly identified the maximum throughput with threat prevention enabled is 100Mbps.

 

The next step up would be the PA-820 or PA-850 which would give you 610 and 780 Mbps threat prevention throughput respectively. However, to utilise the full 1GB link I would recommend the PA-3220 which gives you 2.2Gbps threat prevention throughput.

 

Cheers,

Luke.

 

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L2 Linker

Re: 1Gbps support for PA-500

Thank you Luke.

 

Does that mean if want to get 100% benefit from the 1G (or 3G)internet line on a PA product, the product we choose at least needs the "Threat prevention throughput" is >= the bandwidth?

 

 

Coming 1 more concern here, how do we evaluate whether an FW product needs to be upgraded? any best practice?

 

 

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Cyber Elite

Re: 1Gbps support for PA-500

Hello,

I usually look at all the specs and use the lowest numbers as my rule of thumb, even if not using that feature (who knows what the future holds). I would keep an eye on your CPU's and user feedback. They are usually the best indicators.

 

Regards,

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