Passfaces is added to, or replaces, existing log on procedures to give users additional security and protection from identity theft. Passwords alone are no longer accepted as a secure way to limit access to account information. Therefore, this additional measure has been taken to strengthen your account security.
Like any additional security measure, using Passfaces takes a bit more time during initial use. Once you get use to using Passfaces, it will become common practice during log on.
Passfaces also offers protection from phishing attacks. The fact that you are presented with the correct Passfaces to choose from verifies that you are at the correct site. By selecting the correct Passfaces verifies to the site that you are the correct user.