Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, today announced that Gartner Inc. has positioned the company in the "Leaders" quadrant of its 2012 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software report. Full-spectrum Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) coverage was required to be considered for leadership distinction in this year’s magic quadrant. Click to Tweet: @EnCase named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for #ediscovery #cloud According to the report, “As practitioners become more sophisticated, they are demanding that the data change hands as few times as possible. They see this as a way to reduce both costs and risks. This is a continuation of a trend we saw developing last year, but it has risen dramatically in importance, as evidenced both by inquiries from Gartner clients and as reported by vendors themselves, as the priorities of their customers and prospects.” 1 The report also states, “There has been a definite increase in customer demand for end-to-end e-discovery functionality in 2011 and 2012.” 2 “We believe Guidance Software’s position as a leader in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software is due to our investment in and delivery of innovative, complete and integrated e-discovery solutions that have transformed the market,” said Victor Limongelli, president and chief executive officer of Guidance Software. “Guidance offers best-of-breed solutions that provide the right architecture for the right e-discovery function, whether delivered via on-premise software or Software-as-a-Service in the cloud. We believe this recognition from Gartner confirms our strategic vision of providing customers with a simplified, transparent and repeatable approach to e-discovery.” Guidance Software delivers a complete e-discovery platform addressing the e-discovery needs of corporations and government agencies. The product portfolio delivers to customers increased efficiency and automation, as well as lower risk for e-discovery activities. The integrated solution spans from legal hold to identification, collection, preservation, processing, first pass review, and, with CaseCentral’s market leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, best-in-class early case assessment (ECA), review and production capabilities.