Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewall PA 5440

Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewall PA 5440


Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewall PA 5440


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•The PA-5440 is part of the PA-5400 Series appliances offered by Palo Alto Networks.
• The PA-5400 Series appliances are designed to secure all types of traffic, including encrypted traffic, using dedicated processing and memory for networking, security, and threat prevention.
• These appliances are high-performance devices that provide advanced security features and are ideal for high-speed data environments.


The PA-5440, developed by Palo Alto Networks, is a powerful network security and firewall appliance designed to provide comprehensive protection for high-speed data environments. With its advanced features and capabilities, the PA-5440 offers robust security measures and performance to safeguard networks against various cyber threats. In this paragraph, we will explore the key aspects and benefits of the PA-5440 in more detail.

At the core of the PA-5440 is its ability to secure all types of traffic, including encrypted traffic. With dedicated processing and memory resources for networking, security, and threat prevention, the appliance ensures efficient handling of network traffic while maintaining optimal performance. This is especially crucial in today's digital landscape, where cyber threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated and prevalent.

One of the standout features of the PA-5440 is its utilization of machine learning (ML) technology. ML enables the appliance to detect and prevent unknown threats by analyzing patterns, behaviors, and anomalies in real-time. This proactive approach allows the PA-5440 to identify and mitigate emerging threats, even before they are formally identified and classified. By leveraging ML, organizations can stay one step ahead of cybercriminals and protect their network infrastructure effectively.

The PA-5440 is part of the Palo Alto Networks PA-5400 Series, which includes various models tailored to different network requirements. The PA-5440 is specifically designed for high-speed data environments, making it an ideal choice for organizations that handle large volumes of network traffic. It offers impressive throughput capacity, allowing it to handle heavy workloads without compromising performance or security.


In addition to its robust security capabilities, the PA-5440 also offers a range of management and monitoring features. The Palo Alto Networks Panorama management platform provides centralized control and visibility across multiple PA-5440 appliances and other network security devices. This centralized management simplifies administration tasks, enhances efficiency, and enables organizations to have a holistic view of their security posture.

Moreover, the PA-5440 supports various security services, including intrusion prevention system (IPS), antivirus, URL filtering, and application control. These services work together to create a layered defense system, providing multiple barriers against potential threats. By leveraging these security services, organizations can customize their security policies based on their specific needs and risk profiles.

The PA-5440 also offers scalability and flexibility, allowing organizations to adapt to changing network requirements. This appliance can be deployed in both physical and virtual environments, providing deployment options that suit different network infrastructures. Additionally, the PA-5440 integrates seamlessly with other Palo Alto Networks products and solutions, enabling organizations to build a comprehensive security ecosystem.

Tech Specs

Tech specs

PA-5440 Performance and Capacities

Firewall Throughput (HTTP/appmix) 90 Gbps
Threat Prevention Throughput 76 Gbps
IPsec VPN Throughput 64 Gbps
Max Concurrent Sessions 48M
New Sessions per Second 449,000
Virtual Systems (Base/Max) 25/225

Manufacturing Number

MFG Part Number PAN-PA-5440

PA-5440 Networking Features

Interface Modes L2, L3, tap, virtual wire (transparent mode)
Routing OSPFv2/v3 with graceful restart, BGP with graceful restart, RIP, static routing
Policy-based forwarding
Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) and DHCP supported for dynamic address assignment
Multicast: PIM-SM, PIM-SSM, IGMP v1, v2, and v3
Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
SD-WAN Path quality measurement (jitter, packet loss, latency)
Initial path selection (PBF)
Key exchange: manual key, IKEv1, and IKEv2 (pre-shared key, certificate-based authentication)
IPv6 L2, L3, tap, virtual wire (transparent mode)
Features: App-ID, User-ID, Content-ID, WildFire, and SSL Decryption
IPsec and SSL VPN Key exchange: manual key, IKEv1, and IKEv2 (pre-shared key, certificate-based authentication)
Encryption: 3des, AES (128-bit, 192-bit, 256-bit)
Authentication: MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512
GlobalProtect Large Scale VPN for simplified configuration and management*
Secure access over IPsec and SSL VPN tunnels using GlobalProtect gateway and portals*
VLANs 802.1Q VLAN tags per device/per interface: 4,094/4,094
Aggregate interfaces (802.3ad), LACP
Network Address Translation NAT modes (IPv4): static IP, dynamic IP, Dynamic IP and Port (port address translation)
NAT64, NPTv6
Additional NAT features: dynamic IP reservation, tunable Dynamic IP and Port oversubscription
High Availability Modes: active/active, active/passive, HA clustering
Failure detection: path monitoring, interface monitoring
Mobile Network Infrastructure† 5G Security
GTP Security
SCTP Security

PA-5440 Hardware Specifications

I/O 1G/2.5G/5G/10G (8), 1G/10G SFP/SFP+ (12), 1G/10G/25G SFP/SFP+/SFP28 (4), 40G/100G QSFP+/QSFP28 (4)
Management I/O 1G/10G SFP/SFP+ out-of-band management port (1),
1G/10G SFP/SFP+ high availability (2), 40G QSFP+ high availability (1),
RJ-45 console port (1), Micro USB
Storage Capacity 480 GB SSD pair, system storage
Power Supply (Avg/Max Power Consumption) 630/760 W
Max BTU/hr 1638
Input Voltage Frequency 100–240 VAC (50–60 Hz)
Max Current Consumption AC: 7 A @ 100 VAC, 3 A @ 240 VAC
Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) 22 years
Rack Mount (Dimensions) 2U, 19" standard rack (3.45" H x 22.5" D x 17.34" W)
Weight (Standalone Device/As Shipped) 35.2 lbs/48.8 lbs
Safety cTUVus, CB
EMI FCC Class A, CE Class A, VCCI Class A
Environment Operating temperature: 32°F to 122°F, 0°C to 50°C
Nonoperating temperature: -4°F to 158°F, -20°C to 70°C
Humidity tolerance: 10% to 90%
Maximum altitude: 10,000 ft/3,048 m
Airflow: front to back
OS Features


What’s New

Our latest release continues the tradition of delivering integrated innovations. New features will help you extend security into branch offices, apply security dynamically to users, and provide better visibility for mobile users connecting to your network.

Integrated SD-WAN, dynamic user policy enforcement, enhanced visibility into mobile user activity

Secure SD-WAN

Natively integrated connectivity and security on a single intuitive interface.

Dynamic User Groups

Automated security actions that adapt to changing business needs.

GlobalProtect Enhancements

Full visibility with comprehensive logging and reports to simplify troubleshooting.

World-Class Security + High-Performance Connectivity

With industry-leading security natively integrated into our SD-WAN solution, you get all the security features from our Next-Generation Firewalls – powered by PAN-OS® 9.1 – together with Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) and the SD-WAN functionality from a single vendor.

Consume our secure Prisma™ Access SD-WAN hub as a service, or build the hub and interconnect infrastructure yourself using our Next-Generation Firewalls.

Regardless of the deployment model, this tight integration allows you to manage security and SD-WAN on a single intuitive interface.

Dynamic Security Actions with Automated Enforcements

User access policies based on static directory information are simply not enough in today’s dynamic environment.

Network and security teams are tasked with providing correct access to users. But creating ad hoc rules to provide time-bound access to workers – and then ensuring these rules are removed once the business need is over – is manual, time-consuming and poses a security risk if the rules become over-provisioned.

In addition, the inability to dynamically change a user's access based on information about their behavior results in tedious operations and increased security risks.

With PAN-OS 9.1, you can enable Dynamic User Groups (DUG) and reap these benefits:

• Automatically include users as members without manually creating and committing policy or group changes.
• Still maintain user-to-data correlation at the device level before the firewall even scans the traffic.
• Configure and manage a single security policy to auto-remediate anomalous behavior and malicious activity while maintaining user visibility.

Enhanced Visibility and Troubleshooting for GlobalProtect Deployments

PAN-OS 9.1 provides greater visibility, rapid troubleshooting, and enhanced logging enhancements to help you monitor and rectify connection failures with your GlobalProtect™ deployments.

The logging enhancements are available for any Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall deployed as a GlobalProtect gateway or portal or in a Prisma Access mobile user deployment.

• Throughput is measured with App-ID and logging enabled, with 64 KB HTTP/appmix transactions.
• Disable Server Response Inspection (DSRI) throughput is measured with App-ID, IPS, antivirus, anti-spyware, WildFire, file blocking, and logging enabled, utilizing 64 KB HTTP transactions.
• Threat Prevention throughput measured with App-ID, IPS, antivirus, anti-spyware, WildFire, and logging enabled, utilizing 64 KB HTTP/appmix transactions.
• IPsec VPN throughput is measured with 64 KB HTTP transactions and logging enabled.
• New sessions per second is measured with application override, utilizing 1 byte HTTP transactions.
• Adding virtual systems to the base quantity requires a separately purchased license.