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

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

-- Federal Agency Extends the Use of EnCase® Forensic, EnCase® Enterprise, and
    EnCase® Cybersecurity Following Comprehensive Engineering Analysis --

Business Wire

PASADENA, Calif. -- December 13, 2012

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

“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:

  *Metadata preservation
  *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

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.



Guidance Software Inc.
Alex Andrianopoulos, 626-229-9191
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