What is the difference between Firewall throughput and Threat Prevention throughput?

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What is the difference between Firewall throughput and Threat Prevention throughput?

My company has a 100mbps symetric ISP connection and will be purchasing a PAN firewall, PAN-200 or PAN-500.

 

Is "Firewall throughput" the capacity to sort only on TCP/IP data while "Threat Prevention throughput" is the capacity to sort on the entire packet?  If so, and we purchase the subscription for anti-malware protection then it seems that the "Threat Prevention throughput" would be the limiting capacity and I would want the PAN-500 for it's 100 mbps "Threat Prevention throughput".  Am I correct?

 

 

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You'll want the PAN-500 if your using the whole 100mbps pipe. The Threat Prevention throughput is how fast the traffic can actually be analized, depending on your settings once that limit has been reached you can either allow the traffic through and not inspect it or drop any non-inspected traffic. 

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