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Guidance Software Transforms Digital Forensics with EnCase Forensic Version 7

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Company's Biggest EnCase Forensic Product Release since 2006 Makes Performing Digital Forensics Easier, Better and Faster</i> </p>

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Guidance Software Transforms Digital Forensics with EnCase Forensic Version 708:00 EDT Wednesday, June 22, 2011 PASADENA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID) today announced it will deliver the newest version of its flagship digital forensic solution – EnCase® Forensic version 7 on June 30. The company's biggest EnCase Forensic product release in more than four years transforms the way people perform digital investigations – delivering a streamlined interface, automated evidence processing, optimized case management, integrated support for smartphones and tablets and more. “EnCase Forensic version 7 gives the forensic community a new, powerful solution to perform faster, more effective investigations,” said Victor Limongelli, president and chief executive officer, Guidance Software. “We've taken everything that users love about EnCase Forensic and made it better by delivering ease of use, automation, and scalability features that address the challenges faced by investigators worldwide.” EnCase Forensic version 7 introduces new features and capabilities designed with one clear objective: to increase forensic examiners' efficiency and effectiveness. To achieve this objective, a revolutionary new workflow-driven approach to forensics has been incorporated into the product that automates common tasks, completes comprehensive searches, identifies relevant items, and creates compelling reports faster than ever before. “EnCase Forensic version 7 truly takes digital investigations to the next level with the newly designed interface and improved workflow that allows us to automate tasks that were previously manual, ensuring that investigative steps don't get overlooked,” said Joseph Shaw, incident response analyst for a large health insurance company and senior threat investigator for MetNet LLC. “Additionally, with the integration of a number of features like Fastbloc SE, Physical Disk Emulator and smartphone and tablet acquisition into the core product, we're getting more for our money. EnCase Forensic is truly the gold-standard in digital forensics - every practitioner I know has a copy of EnCase and uses it. With the newest version, the standard for digital forensics just got higher.” “Version 7 of EnCase Forensic is the direct result of feedback from global forensic practitioners,” Limongelli added. “We incorporated user feedback into the development of the latest version of the product, and today we can confidently say that EnCase version 7 is the world's most advanced digital investigation tool – designed with our more than 40,000 users in mind.” “Digital investigation cases continue to grow in both size and complexity, which requires methods and tools to help manage these challenges,” said Douglas A. Brush, president of the Digital Forensics Group. “We use EnCase Forensic and are glad to see Guidance Software is introducing new features in version 7 that can assist us by cutting down the manual preparation time needed by automating the initial processing of cases. I believe this, in combination with the improved case navigation interface and email capabilities, will increase the efficiency of our investigations.” A look at EnCase Forensic version 7 – it's got everything you want and more The newest version of EnCase delivers new ease-of-use, workflow, automation and case management benefits that make forensic investigations easier, faster and more efficient. Some of the new features include: Ease of UseIntuitive User Interface – A completely overhauled user experience and a new, easy-to-use, tabbed interface with the look and feel of a Web browser. Unified Search – Robust new query language uses a new, advanced index engine to search across entire cases at once, enabling fast evidence identification. Simple E-Mail Review – Improved e-mail review in version 7 provides threading and related conversations to make understanding the e-mail context much easier. Customizable Reports – Version 7 produces consistent, customizable and professional reports for every case. AutomationIntegrated Smartphone/Tablet Acquisition – Users can now acquire data from smartphones and tablets, such as iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Android devices, directly from EnCase Forensic. Results are seamlessly integrated into cases. EnCase Evidence Processor - Common processes, including custom EnScripts, can be automated, improving efficiency. With template-driven processing, results will be consistent, providing output that is easy to use and reliable. Optimized & Integrated EnScript – Power-users appreciate the customization offered by EnScript programming language. The ability to integrate EnScripts results and support for Windows 7 artifacts have been added to version 7.Case ManagementEvidence Management – With a new data management structure, case access is faster than ever before. Additionally, processing large datasets can be segmented through the new distributed processing capability, allowing examiners to significantly decrease processing time. Native Encryption Capabilities – Evidence can now be secured directly in EnCase Forensic with the new integrated encryption capabilities. EnCase version 7 Training and Certification: Guidance Software is offering new authorized training to help users get the most out of EnCase Forensic version 7's powerful new features. New courses are available at training locations and authorized training partners worldwide. These new courses provide hands-on training that address real-world digital forensic investigation issues – from seizure and acquisition to full digital analysis. For a full list of course offerings, visit: http://www.guidancesoftware.com/computer-forensics-training-courses.htm. To learn more about certification programs, EnCase® Certified Examiner (EnCE®) and EnCase® Certified eDiscovery Practitioner (EnCEP®), please visit: http://www.guidancesoftware.com/computer-forensics-training-certifications.htm. “The training courses at Guidance Software are second to none,” added Shaw. “With my annual training passport I consider the Guidance Software Houston training facility to be a second home. I tell everyone I know interested in the field of digital forensics to get an annual training passport and go to Guidance Software for training, because when it comes to the information and content presented, and the education and level of understanding at a byte level you walk away with, Guidance Software's training provides an unparalleled learning experience and an exceptional value. I'm excited to take the version 7 classes that will start next month.” EnCase Forensic version 7 is available for purchase today. To purchase and for more information visit: http://www.guidancesoftware.com/encase-forensic-v7-whats-new.htm For Twitter users the EnCase Forensic version 7 hash tag is #EF7. Click here to Tweet “I just ordered my copy of @EnCase Forensic v7!” #DFIR #EF7 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 e-discovery 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 40,000 licensed users of the EnCase technology worldwide, the EnCase® Enterprise platform is used by more than half of the Fortune 100, and thousands attend Guidance Software's renowned training programs annually. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.guidancesoftware.com/. Follow Guidance Software on Twitter at www.twitter.com/encase and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/guidancesoftware. EnCase®, EnCE®, EnCEP®, EnScript®, FastBloc®, Guidance Software™ and Tableau™ 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, 626-768-4666cas.purdy@guidancesoftware.com