Palo Alto PA-3220 Firewall Overview

PA-3220 Overview

The Palo Alto PA-3220 is a powerful mid-range firewall engineered to perform in the strictest of business environments. To begin, Palo Alto is known as one of the leaders in the network security industry, and their firewalls have garnered the respect of many IT professionals. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the PA-3220 and providing key information about its security features, specs, form factor, and price.

Key Security and Connectivity

Machine Learning-Powered Firewall

Deep within the core of the PA-3220 is machine learning technology. This technology leverages a cloud-based machine learning process that delivers instant signatures and instructions back to the firewall. On top of that, there is behavior analysis to identify IoT devices and even make policy recommendations.

Full 7 Layer Inspection

The PA-3220 categorizes all applications on every port ALL THE TIME! This security feature uses the application and not the port as the framework for all safe enablement policy decisions.

Unique Packet Processing with Single Pass Architecture

Efficiency and performance is a strength for the Palo Alto PA-3220. In a single pass, networking, policy lookup, application & decoding, and signature matching is done. What this means to the network and firewall is that this greatly reduces the amount of processing time and other functions needed for a speedy network environment.

PA-3220 Specs

  • Recommended Users: 200-300
  • Max Sessions: 1,000,000
  • New Sessions Per Second: 57,000
  • Firewall Throughput: 4.5 Gbps
  • Threat Prevention Throughput: 2.2 Gbps
  • VPN Throughput: 2.8 Gbps
  • Storage Capacity: 240 GB SD
  • Max BTU/hr: 819
  • Weight: 29 lbs

Palo Alto PA-3220 Front Panel

Palo Alto PA-3220 Firewall

The front panel on the PA-3220 comes with a variety of different ports. Below is a list of hardware capabilities;

  • 12 – 1 G ports
  • 4 – 1 G SFP ports
  • 4 – 1 G/10G SFP/SFP+ ports
  • 1 – Out of band management port
  • 2 – 10/100/1000 high availability ports
  • 1 – 10G SFP+ high availability port
  • 1 – RJ-45 console port
  • 1 – Micro USB port

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PA-3220 Price

The Palo Alto PA-3220 is priced at $18,900 MSRP as an appliance only. But of course, you’ll also need a security services subscription or subscriptions to maximize its performance – Shop PA-3220 security services.

PA-3220 Hardware Guide

Navigating your way around the PA-3220 may be difficult for some. To make it easier we’ve included a link to the hardware guide on for reference.