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Guidance Software Appoints New Sales Leader for EMEA and APAC Regions



  Guidance Software Appoints New Sales Leader for EMEA and APAC Regions

     Sam Maccherola will manage the strategic direction and lead business
       development across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific

Business Wire

SLOUGH, United Kingdom -- February 15, 2013

Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) today announced the appointment of Sam
Maccherola as Vice President of Sales for the Europe, Middle East, Africa, and
Asia Pacific regions. Based in London, Mr. Maccherola will be responsible for
managing the strategic direction of the organisation, as well as all
operations, sales, and business development across these regions.

Mr. Maccherola has more than 20 years of experience in managing and directing
global business operations within the software industry, with a specific focus
on information technology (IT) security, systems management, and systems
integration. Prior to taking on his new role, Mr. Maccherola served as a Vice
President of Sales for Guidance Software responsible for managing the Federal
Government and Northeastern U.S. sales teams.

Before joining Guidance Software, Mr. Maccherola was the Vice President of
Sales for IT security company HBGary, and prior to that, he was the President
of Tenix America. Mr. Maccherola also held senior positions with Tumbleweed,
Entrust Technologies, Platinum Technologies, and Legent Corporation.

In addition to his professional experience, Maccherola was recognised by a
panel of government and industry leaders as one of Federal Computer Week’s
“Federal 100,” representing the 100 people who made a positive difference in
government IT. Mr. Maccherola is an active member in industry associations
that promote public-private sector information sharing and partnerships,
including the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).
He also volunteers to raise funds and awareness for various Wounded Warrior
programs, including “Help for Heroes.”

“I'm looking forward to driving our EMEA and APAC plans to build our EnCase®
customer base within these regions. There is now significant pressure on IT
teams to protect their organisation's data whilst both managing the explosion
of new devices and addressing increasing regulatory and compliance
requirements,” said Mr. Maccherola. “Guidance Software has long been the
leader in delivering forensic solutions, and has leveraged that expertise to
introduce groundbreaking cyber security and e-discovery solutions. The company
is well positioned to help organisations worldwide to meet these challenges by
responding quickly to minimise disruption, cost and reputational damage, in
whatever form a digital investigation may take.”

A leader in digital investigations technology since 1997, Guidance Software
products are used by corporate, government, and law-enforcement agencies
around the world. EnCase® Cybersecurity has been widely adopted by IT security
teams to help expose and mitigate the risks of cyber attacks and data breaches
for a complete incident-response capability that expands on alerting-systems
investments. In addition, many legal and IT departments build on the EnCase®
Enterprise platform with EnCase® eDiscovery to reduce the risk and costs of
e-disclosure whilst gaining oversight of the process from end to end.

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. Follow Guidance Software on Twitter at
http://twitter.com/encase and on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/guidancesoftware.

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.

Contact:

Guidance Software, Inc.
Brigitte Engel, 626-768-4631
newsroom@guidancesoftware.com
or
éclat Marketing
Maria Muller, Tel: +44 (0) 1276 486 000
guidance@eclat.co.uk
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