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PA Device Interfaces Fail Open

L1 Bithead

Greetings,

Will PA device interfaces fail open if the device has a power failure, similar to IDS/IPS sensors which have relay in the interfac?

thx,

Bill

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L7 Applicator

Hi Bill,

No, there are no hardware relays on the firewalls. This is purposefully designed to allow for any configuration of interfaces. A pair of interfaces with a hardware relay would necessarily tie those to interfaces together and only allow a transparent (virtual wire) configuration to be functional during a power outage. As is, the firewalls can have any two interfaces in virtual wire mode, or any other combination of L2, L3, Tap, etc.

Hope this helps,

Greg

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L7 Applicator

Hi Bill,

No, there are no hardware relays on the firewalls. This is purposefully designed to allow for any configuration of interfaces. A pair of interfaces with a hardware relay would necessarily tie those to interfaces together and only allow a transparent (virtual wire) configuration to be functional during a power outage. As is, the firewalls can have any two interfaces in virtual wire mode, or any other combination of L2, L3, Tap, etc.

Hope this helps,

Greg

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L3 Networker

PAN devices cannot support the interfaces physical relay like other IPS & IDS  devices during the device powered down as we are a firewall device supporting L3 , L2 modes.


Thanks for the quick reply.

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