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New E-Discovery Service from Guidance Software Preps Businesses for Litigation

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Data Mapping Service uses EnCase technology to offer unique visibility into business-critical electronically stored information</i> </p>

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New E-Discovery Service from Guidance Software Preps Businesses for Litigation09:00 EDT Wednesday, August 31, 2011 PASADENA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) today unveiled a new service that helps businesses prepare for litigation before it strikes. The new Data Mapping Service offers businesses unique insight and awareness into information stored within their IT infrastructure and on their devices. As part of the service, Guidance Software e-discovery experts use EnCase technology to identify the quantity, type and location of electronically stored information (ESI) that might be relevant to litigation. “The data map is an integral part of any litigation-readiness plan,” said Katey Wood, analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “A thorough knowledge of corporate IT infrastructure is key to a repeatable and defensible e-discovery process. By knowing what storage devices exist and what type of information is stored where, businesses can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the e-discovery process.” Business is rife with electronically stored information. In fact, Gartner1 estimates that data will grow 800 percent over the next five years, and 80 percent of that data will be unstructured. Unstructured data is information that doesn't reside in a database. Unstructured and unmanaged business data—and the lack of visibility into the data—cause business problems before and during litigation. For example, if an organization fails to locate potentially responsive business data per an e-discovery request, the requesting party may allege spoliation of evidence, which can result in steep sanctions for the producing party. “Being prepared for possible litigation is important to reduce costs and ensure compliance with regulations,” said Amanda Berger, vice president of professional services, Guidance Software. “Our new Data Mapping Service not only provides insight and awareness into what types of business data exists but also helps reduce risk and litigation costs.” “We first interview key stakeholders and business-line owners,” added Berger. “We then use EnCase eDiscovery software to scan target endpoints for ESI. Only Guidance Software is able to provide this level of visibility into endpoints and across the business with EnCase. We compile the results, develop summary findings, assess risk and present an action plan.” Learn more about the Data Mapping Service from Guidance Software at Click to Tweet: New data mapping service from @EnCase preps businesses for #litigation #DFIR #ediscovery 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 Follow Guidance Software on Twitter at and on Facebook at 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 1 Source: Gartner, Inc. “Webinar: Technology Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore” by Ray Paquet, January 2011 Guidance Software, Inc.Cas Purdy,