Norton Confidential is relatively simple to use once it is installed and running. You can manually add username and password credentials to the InfoVault. That information will automatically be entered when you visit the corresponding sites. If you visit a site that is not yet stored in InfoVault and enter credentials, Norton Confidential will ask if you would like to store those credentials for future visits to that site.
The other main function of Norton Confidential, the phishing protection, runs as a notification bar at the top of the web browser window. It is displayed in green to let you know that the system has been scanned for crimeware/spyware and that it has been determined safe. Norton Confidential verifies the sites you are visiting are safe. If you visit questionable sites or sites that have been identified as known phishing scam sites, the Norton Confidential phishing filter bar will let you know.
A feature of Norton Confidential which helps make it more secure is that it will periodically ask you to re-enter the master password for the InfoVault. This may seem tedious, but if you enter the master password and leave your computer running, any user that sits down would be able to access all of your sites because the credentials will be filled in by InfoVault. This feature ensures that InfoVault will protect your passwords even if you forget and walk away from your computer.
Norton Confidential does analyze and rate the strength of the passwords you enter which lets you know if they are weak, strong, or somewhere in between. It would be nice if Norton Confidential also offered suggestions for strengthening weak passwords or provided some sort of random password generator.