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Guidance Software to Drive Security Business Exclusively Through Its Channel Partners

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Company Unveils New Program to help Channel Partners Augment their Services with Leading Security Incident Response Solutions</i> </p>

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Guidance Software to Drive Security Business Exclusively Through Its Channel Partners09:07 EST Tuesday, January 18, 2011 PASADENA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID) today announced its new channel partner program designed to guarantee channel partner margins and increase partner profitability. The new Guidance Global Partner Program gives channel partners the ability to build new service practices or augment existing practices around security incident management, forensics and e-discovery. “Last week at our annual sales kickoff, we informed our global sales force that EnCase® Cybersecurity, our enterprise security software, will be sold exclusively through channel partners,” said Larry Gill, senior vice president of sales, Guidance Software. “We believe this strong commitment, along with our new program, will greatly benefit both our channel partners and our company.” Not only will Guidance Software work with channel partners on business plans that lock in solid margins, the company will also deliver hundreds of new and existing Web-based tools and resources to help channel partners work with Guidance Software to excel in data security and incident management. "We will help our channel partners expand their existing relationships and drive new ones with our system deviation assessment, security, and incident response solutions,” said Allison Ash, vice president of worldwide channel sales at Guidance Software. “We are 100 percent committed to our security channel partners. This commitment to the security channel will not only help our partners increase profitability but also increase their product, services and training businesses. Most importantly, we believe that by combining our products with their service expertise, our channel partners can help their customers expose advanced malware threats and respond quickly to security incidents.” For more information about the Guidance Global Partner Program, please visit: About Guidance Software, Inc. Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® platform provides the foundation for government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct thorough, network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations of any kind, such as responding to eDiscovery requests, conducting internal investigations, responding to regulatory inquiries or performing data and compliance auditing - all while maintaining the integrity of the data. There are more than 30,000 licensed users of the EnCase technology worldwide, the EnCase® Enterprise platform is used by over half of the Fortune 100, and thousands attend Guidance Software's renowned training programs annually. For more information about Guidance Software, visit Follow Guidance Software on Twitter at and on Facebook at EnCase® EnScript®, FastBloc®, Guidance Software® and EnCE® are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by Guidance Software in the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be used without prior written permission. All other marks and brands may be claimed as the property of their respective owners. Forward Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. There can be no assurance that demand for the Guidance Software's products will continue at current or greater levels, or that the Company will continue to grow revenues, or be profitable. There are also risks that the Guidance Software's pursuit of providing network security and eDiscovery technology might not be successful, or that if successful, it will not materially enhance the Guidance Software's financial performance; that the Company could fail to retain key employees; that changes in customer requirements and other general economic and political uncertainties could impact the Guidance Software's relationship with its customers; and that delays in product development, competitive pressures or technical difficulties could impact timely delivery of next-generation products; and other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in Guidance Software's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company specifically disclaims any responsibility for updating these forward-looking statements. GUID-F Guidance Software, Inc.Cas Purdy,