NSX Policy Manager is a virtual appliance that provides an intent-based system to simplify the consumption of NSX-T Data Center services.

NSX Policy Manager provides a graphical user interface (GUI) and REST APIs to specify the intent related to networking, security, and availability.

NSX Policy Manager accepts the intent from the user in the form of a tree-based data model and configures the NSX Manager to realize that intent. The NSX Policy Manager supports communication intent specification that configures a distributed firewall on the NSX Manager.