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.
“The staggering rate at which both individuals and businesses generate data today and the rapidly accelerating adoption of smartphones and tablets create serious challenges for digital investigators working for law enforcement agencies or enterprises,” said Victor Limongelli, Guidance Software President and CEO. “EnCase Forensic v7.05, with its ability to process large evidence files with unprecedented speed, accuracy and efficiency, uniquely empowers law enforcement, government, and enterprise digital investigators to dramatically reduce case backlogs and uncover more evidence faster than was ever possible before.”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 60 of the Fortune 100, and thousands attend Guidance Software's renowned training programs annually. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.guidancesoftware.com. 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. GUID-F