This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Guidance Software Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

Stocks in this article: GUID

Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, today announced it is celebrating its 15 th anniversary this month.

Shawn McCreight, now chairman and chief technology officer, founded Guidance Software in 1997 and introduced EnCase®, a digital forensic software solution that has since become the de-facto market standard for all types of digital investigations. The invention of EnCase would spawn an industry, help law enforcement pursue and intercept criminals and lead to important advances in e-discovery and cybersecurity incident response investigations.

McCreight saw the need to develop software to assist law enforcement officers in safely searching desktop computers for criminal evidence. EnCase was developed to allow any investigator to easily, rapidly and securely search digital media and build a court case. At that time, Windows 95 was the standard, Apple Computer was on the decline, and the Internet was just emerging. There were no smartphones, but the PalmPilot personal digital assistant was becoming popular.

EnCase® provided the officers with a much more efficient means of gathering data than manually searching each file on the computer.

“I had a feeling, even in those early days, that EnCase was making a real difference to law enforcement investigators,” said McCreight. “From the beginning, I felt that we were all working for something much larger than ourselves, and that is what keeps me motivated to this day.”

In its 15-year history, Guidance Software has grown to more than 500 employees with offices around the world and is a publicly traded corporation (NASDAQ: GUID). The company offers five major EnCase product lines, professional services, training and certification and recently acquired Tableau and CaseCentral. EnCase is used by more than 65 of Fortune 100 companies and there are more than 40,000 active licenses worldwide. The software has been mentioned in more than 100 court opinions, including such high-profile cases as the case against shoe bomber Richard Reid, the murder trial against Scott Peterson in California and the identification of Dennis Rader, the serial killer known as the “BTK killer” in Kansas.

“It’s incredible to see how much Guidance Software has evolved and flourished just in the decade that I’ve been with the company,” said Victor Limongelli, Guidance Software president and CEO. “The digital forensics industry has certainly evolved dramatically over the years, and we are committed to keeping Guidance Software and EnCase at the forefront of these industry advances for many years to come.”

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 18,053.71 +23.50 0.13%
S&P 500 2,088.77 +6.89 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,806.8590 +33.3870 0.70%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs