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EnCase Wins Government Security News Homeland Security Award

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

EnCase Wins Government Security News Homeland Security Award09:03 EST Tuesday, November 22, 2011 PASADENA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) today announced that EnCase® has been named Best Forensic Software by Government Security News as part of its annual homeland security awards competition. “Increasing cyber threats, internal investigations and reporting requirements have made remote forensic capabilities a necessity for government agencies today, and Guidance Software has strived to deliver solutions that continue to evolve to meet the needs of these agencies,” said Sam Maccherola, vice president & general manager, public sector at Guidance Software. “To be recognized as a leader among this community is truly an honor, especially next to such an incredible list of peers.” A large audience of federal, state, county government, municipal officials, active and retired military officers and vendors of IT and physical security products gathered in the grand ballroom of the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, on November 14, for a gala dinner and awards ceremony where editors from Government Security News announced the names of the winners and awarded trophies in more than 45 separate homeland security categories. “We had a top-notch group of entries and finalists this year, so it's a real honor for any company to have been selected as a winner,” said Jacob Goodwin, the editor-in-chief of Government Security News, who served as emcee at the awards banquet. “Guidance Software's EnCase again comes out on top for forensics because it is a solid technology that delivers a comprehensive feature set that agencies can use to improve homeland security.” Guidance Software's EnCase software provides the foundation for government and law enforcement agencies to conduct thorough and effective computer investigations of any kind, including intellectual property theft, incident response, compliance auditing and responding to e-discovery requests — all while maintaining the forensic integrity of the data. The company's portfolio of EnCase software solutions includes the software platform, EnCase Enterprise, software suites built on top of the platform, EnCase Cybersecurity and EnCase eDiscovery, as well as EnCase Forensic and EnCase Portable. The complete list of winners of the GSN Homeland Security Awards in 2011 can be found at http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/24986?c=disaster_preparedness_emergency_response. 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 60 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