Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, announced today the release of EnCase® Forensic version 7.05, the fastest, most comprehensive digital forensic investigations product available. This latest version of the industry-standard forensics software features key enhancements that enable investigators to work with data sets earlier and faster in order to both begin and close cases faster than ever before. EnCase Forensic has long been the industry-standard computer investigation solution for digital forensics practitioners who need to conduct efficient, forensically sound data collection and investigations using a repeatable and defensible process. Speed enhancements in the EnCase Forensic v7.05 evidence processor have reduced significantly the processing time for both small and large data sets. Digital investigators can now rapidly process evidence files of virtually unlimited size, dramatically reducing case backlogs. With EnCase Forensic v7.05, investigators can uncover evidence up to nine times faster than previous versions using the greatly enhanced evidence processor. In fact, the company’s internal tests show that EnCase Forensic v7.05 forensically processes data faster than any other digital forensics product. EnCase Forensic v7.05 also improves investigative efficiency by automating common investigation tasks and significantly reducing manual efforts. Prioritized processing lets users process an early subset of evidence and make it available more quickly for analysis by investigators. They can also choose to continue or to stop processing remaining evidence. Enhancements to the analytic capabilities of the product’s built-in Case Analyzer offer forensic examiners deeper insight into computer systems through higher-level reports on metadata and the ability to compare potentially related artifacts side-by-side. Examiners can establish hyperlinks to original documents and images within reports. In addition, the results of a keyword search can be viewed and analyzed while that search is ongoing. With EnCase Forensic v7.05, data can be examined swiftly from the widest array of computers, smartphones, and tablets of any forensics software. Devices from which data can be collected and examined include computers running Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac operating systems, as well as smartphones and tablets running Android, Apple iOS, Palm, Nokia Symbian, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry operating systems.