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Guidance Software Unveils CAT Program to Transform Channel Partners into Cybersecurity Experts

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Investment in Training Enablement and Knowledge Transfer to Drive Partner Profitability</i> </p>

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Guidance Software Unveils CAT Program to Transform Channel Partners into Cybersecurity Experts08:00 EST Tuesday, January 17, 2012 PASADENA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, today announced the EnCase® Cybersecurity Authorized Technologist (CAT) program, an exclusive partner offering that includes tools, training and resources that will help drive partner profitability. The CAT program is a pre-sales certification that will allow partners increased opportunity through greater differentiation and enhanced customer relationships. EnCase Cybersecurity is critical to companies in reducing the risks, costs, and time associated with incident response through automated, real-time forensic response and security event validation. Keeping abreast of cutting edge cybersecurity technology is critical for channel partners whose customers rely on them for their security expertise and trust them to keep their networks and data safe. The CAT program enables partners to gain relevant and comprehensive training on EnCase Enterprise and EnCase Cybersecurity products, from EnCase product architecture and customization to product positioning. The CAT program includes a blended approach to learning with both web-based and field mentorship training. Once the training is completed, participants will have access to exclusive, brief monthly webinars that will provide updated technical and solution knowledge. Enrollment into the free CAT program is available now for the Sales Engineers of Guidance Software's gold level channel partners. “The technical understanding of our channel partners and their advocacy of our EnCase Enterprise and EnCase Cybersecurity products is critical to Guidance Software's route to success,” said Allison Ash, vice president of worldwide channel sales at Guidance Software. “Through the CAT program we are committed to enabling our partners to succeed, innovate and differentiate themselves in the marketplace by providing the best security expertise in the business.” For more information about the Guidance Global Partner Program, please visit: http://www.guidancesoftware.com/worldwide-channel-program.htm or contact ChannelHotline@Guidancesoftware.com About Guidance Software (GUID)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 40,000 licenses of 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. EnCase®, EnScript®, FastBloc®, EnCE®, 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. GUID-F Guidance NewsroomAlex Andrianopoulos, 626-768-4666newsroom@guidancesoftware.com