Today over at Symantec some news for the safety-conscious were released. The Norton team has been working on a new product called “Norton Safe Web”, which is pitched as a website rating service that will let people easily see what sites are legit and which are malicious. It will also be a proactive service, warning users before they are able to open a malicious site that could compromise their system.

Norton Safe Web is currently in beta, and as such they are looking for feedback from users. Considering the accusations of bloat that Norton products have received in the past, it's no wonder that they are claiming this piece of work is in-line with Norton 2009 products that are “fast and light”. The software itself is available only for Norton users, but they are also offering a manual service in which you can submit a site to see if any information is available on it.