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U.S. Department of the Treasury Expands to Enterprise-Wide Use of EnCase® Products for Digital Investigations and Cyber Defense

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>-- Federal Agency Extends the Use of EnCase® Forensic, EnCase® Enterprise, and EnCase® Cybersecurity Following Comprehensive Engineering Analysis --</i> </p>

Thursday, December 13, 2012

U.S. Department of the Treasury Expands to Enterprise-Wide Use of EnCase® Products for Digital Investigations and Cyber Defense08:40 EST Thursday, December 13, 2012 PASADENA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury publicly recognized EnCase® as the only suite of technology products that can meet its needs for internal investigations, malware detection and remediation and forensically sound, court-validated discovery. In a public notice regarding its plans to extend implementation of EnCase® Forensic, EnCase® Enterprise and EnCase® Cybersecurity across the enterprise, the Department of the Treasury said, “EnCase is a critical technology supporting internal and external investigations, finding and eliminating malware and protecting sensitive taxpayer data. There is no other financially viable company that can provide the required technology. There is no other enterprise solution that provides forensically sound investigative solutions that supports the required operating systems and has the required certifications.” “We're proud to continue supporting the U.S. Department of the Treasury with our EnCase technology after their thorough review of competing solutions,” said Victor Limongelli, President and CEO of Guidance Software. “Our company takes seriously its responsibility to lead the industry in powerful, judicially accepted investigative technology, and we'll continue to partner with federal and other public-sector agencies to ensure excellence in their work and ours.” The Department of the Treasury reported in the solicitation document that it had completed an “engineering alternative analysis” that recommended the EnCase Enterprise product over four other competitors. “The licenses will be used to support enterprise-wide digital forensic investigations, malware identification and remediation, and e-discovery activities… There is no other comparable solution that can be acquired in support of this requirement.” In standardizing on EnCase Cybersecurity for sensitive data discovery, incident response and remediation, the Department of the Treasury said, “The Cybersecurity solution brings tremendous value to the Department of the Treasury in terms of compliance with the Privacy Act and protecting sensitive taxpayer data.” The agency also noted that, “The solution will allow the Department of the Treasury and other component bureaus to dramatically reduce the time to respond to malware attacks, breaches, improve incident response across the enterprise, and take a considerably more proactive approach to cyber security.” Several features of EnCase technology that the agency called “unique salient characteristics” critical to its needs are: Network-enablement Scalability Metadata preservation Remediation Multiple platform support Judicial acceptance Unicode search support Foreign language support EAL 2 common criteria FIPS 140-2 certification Decode encryption. As part of its evaluation summary, the Department of the Treasury reported, “EnCase will preserve the data's integrity for use in a court of law. EnCase is used by local, state, and federal agencies worldwide, and is a standard for forensic capability. There are no alternatives to the EnCase solution.” About Guidance Software, Inc. Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® platform, with more than 40,000 licenses distributed worldwide, 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. The EnCase Enterprise platform is used by numerous federal, civilian and defense agencies, more than 65 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®, EnCEP®, CaseCentral®, CaseCentral eDiscovery Cloud®, 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 trademarks and copyrights referenced in this press release are the property of their respective owners. GUID-F Guidance Software Inc.Alex Andrianopoulos, 626-229-9191newsroom@guidancesoftware.com