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Guidance Software Ships New Storage System for Field Forensic Investigators

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>New Tableau Modular Storage System Provides Affordable and Reliable RAID Storage</b></i> </p>

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Guidance Software Ships New Storage System for Field Forensic Investigators16:05 EST Tuesday, January 25, 2011 PASADENA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID) today announced a new compact, easily transportable storage system that gives forensic investigators the storage capacity they need to handle large cases in the field. The Tableau Modular Storage System is a compact, easily transportable storage system that gives forensic investigators the storage capacity they need to handle large cases in the field. (Photo: Business Wire) “Our experience building industry-leading hard drive duplicators and write blockers has helped us uniquely understand the data storage needs of today's forensic professional,” said Jim Borecki, vice president, Forensic Solutions, Guidance Software, Inc. “The Tableau Modular Storage System is a strong first entry into the forensic storage market. While the performance of this product is outstanding, the ergonomic features such as a built-in, recessed handle and a unique, patented slot for an evidence tag help to set it apart.” The new Tableau TMSS-IIO1 Integrated Storage Module is the first product planned in a broader family of Tableau modular storage systems. Guidance Software offers EnCase and Tableau forensic products along with training to help digital investigators perform effective triage, collection, analysis, and archiving of electronic data. Technical Details The TMSS-IIO1 Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID) enclosure combines space for four 3.5 inch Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard drives, cooling fans, RAID control, and host interface electronics in a single integrated unit. The TMSS-IIO1 gives forensic practitioners a compact, easily transportable, high availability (RAID 5) storage solution with the capacity to handle large cases in the field. TMSS-IIO1 is the most compact (5 ½ in. x 7 in. x 6 ¾ in) and lightweight forensic storage unit available. Standalone RAID systems have historically suffered from poorly designed RAID management software. The Tableau TMSS-IIO1 includes the Tableau Storage Manager, a Windows application built to streamline and simplify the management of TMSS-IIO1. The Tableau Storage Manager provides a simple interface for initializing the drive array, monitoring the health of the modular storage system hard drives, identifying failing hard drives, and rebuilding the RAID array. TMSS-IIO1 ships with a Tableau power supply, a complete set of host connection cables (eSATA, FireWire, and USB), FireWire cable adapters, and a 10-pack of evidence cards. To learn more about TMSS-IIO1 or to download a white paper on TMSS-IIO1 performance, please visit the Tableau Modular Storage product webpage. 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 Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: Guidance Software, Inc.Cas Purdy,