is there an best practice or recommendation for how many users
you should take which platform?
until 200 user take a PA-500
greater 200 and less than 800 user take a PA-2020
and so on!
Imho, I think it depends on Max Sessions generated, and isn't simple determining it in advance by users.
You could have 100 users making 1.000 concurrent connections or 100 users making 500 concurrent connections, it depends!
You could have web surfers, web gamers, internal users, simple users...and everyone of this could generate different TCP/UDP sessions...
So, you have to focus on Max Session number, assuming about 5 concurrent connections per user.
There are many metrics that come into play, including max sessions, sessions-per-second, arp/forwarding limits, etc.
There is no hard and fast rule, but I typically recommend the following. There will be exceptions:
< 30 users - PA-500
30 - 200 users - PA-2020
200 - 500 users - PA-2050
500+ users - PA-4000 series
Also, different environments will have different requirements (e.g. protecting web servers vs. protecting users). Throughput requirements are important, but are not always the most important metric when it comes to sizing.
Click Accept as Solution to acknowledge that the answer to your question has been provided.
The button appears next to the replies on topics you’ve started. The member who gave the solution and all future visitors to this topic will appreciate it!
These simple actions take just seconds of your time, but go a long way in showing appreciation for community members and the Live Community as a whole!
The Live Community thanks you for your participation!