I wanted to put a resolution in the event anyone else come across this strange behavior. The issue I ended up having was a conflict between a router and the firewall. If I went through the router and by passed the PA, I had no traffic limitations. If I went through the PA directly and bypassed the router, I had no traffic limitations. However when going through the Router AND the PA, I had major traffic limitations. I could never go over 12mbps. I'll need to set the router up on a side port so I can do further testing to find out WHY, but so far taking it out of the path was the "fix". I guess this one boils down to network gear compatibility.
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