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Readers Honor Guidance Software as 2015 SC Awards Finalist in Best Computer Forensic Solution Category for Fifth Time in Six Years

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Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) the World Leader in Digital Investigations, today announced that its EnCase(R) family of products has been selected as a Reader Trust Award finalist in the Computer Forensic Solution category and its training program a Professional Awards finalist in the IT Security-related Training Program category of the 2015 SC Awards. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards Dinner on April 21 during the RSA(R) Conference in San Francisco.

A panel representing a cross-section of SC Magazine’s readership from large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, selected EnCase from the hundreds of entries submitted across multiple technology categories. The winners of the Professional Award category are selected by an expert panel of judges who conducted in-depth analysis and considered many factors – such as applicable research, analyst reports and/or product reviews – to narrow down the field of hundreds of submissions to just the top finalists.

“Functionality, manageability, ease of-use and scalability are hallmarks of the Readers Trust Award finalists,” said Illena Armstrong, vice president, editorial, SC Magazine. “Finalists of the SC Awards’ Professional Award category represent the highest caliber of leadership and raise the standard for the entire cybersecurity industry. Guidance Software’s innovations illustrate the passion and creativity the cybersecurity industry is taking to protect valuable assets and interests.”

“We are honored to receive this kind of recognition from fellow security experts. In today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape, we are committed to working with our customers to solve the most critical, real-world cybersecurity and digital-investigations challenges,” said Barry Plaga, acting Chief Executive Officer of Guidance Software. “Guidance Software is proud of the reputation for excellence our training programs have earned. We give security professionals the top-notch skills, power and confidence to perform their jobs and better protect their organizations with the most up-to-date practices.”

Guidance Software’s EnCase(R) software solution is a powerful, judicially accepted platform that provides the foundation for corporations, government agencies and law enforcement to conduct thorough and effective digital investigations of any kind, including intellectual property theft, incident response and compliance – all while maintaining the forensic integrity of the data.

Through December 2014, Guidance Software’s 45 instructors have trained over 5,600 students. Guidance Software’s professional training program strengthens IT security professionals’ security practices by offering innovative courses that challenge professionals to think differently about their IT security practices.

The SC Awards, now in its 18th year, are the information security industry’s most prominent recognition for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. With the awards, SC Magazine recognizes the achievements of security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofit entities.

About Guidance Software, Inc.

Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in endpoint investigation solutions for security incident response and forensic analysis. Its EnCase(R) Enterprise platform, deployed on an estimated 25 million endpoints, is used by more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100, more than 45 percent of the Fortune 500, and numerous government agencies to conduct digital investigations of servers, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform are market-leading cybersecurity, IT help desk, and electronic discovery solutions, EnCase(R) Cybersecurity, EnCase(R) Analytics, EnCase(R) Remote Recovery + and EnCase(R) eDiscovery. They empower organizations to conduct speedy and thorough security incident response, reveal previously hidden advanced persistent threats or malicious insider activity, recover lost files, perform sensitive data discovery for compliance purposes, and respond to litigation discovery requests. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.encase.com.

EnCase(R), EnScript(R), FastBloc(R), EnCE(R), EnCEP(R), Guidance SoftwareTM, LinkedReviewTM, EnPointTM and TableauTM 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.

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