Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, today announced a partnership with Digital Intelligence and the National Association to Protect Children, known as PROTECT, to make available computer forensic tools and training to uncover online child exploitation and rescue children in danger. PROTECT has developed a program to train wounded warriors to conduct the digital investigations and expand law enforcement efforts. PROTECT has a mission to protect children from abuse and exploitation. The organization has grown in size and support since it was founded in 2003, and its list of accomplishments includes drafting and supporting the passage of the landmark legislation, Alicia’s Law. The trained wounded veterans will become members of an elite national corps of H.E.R.O.s (Human Exploitation Rescue Operatives). The program enables returning military veterans to gain a new, marketable skill while supplementing the understaffed federal law enforcement agencies and state ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) task forces who are overwhelmed with growing case loads. Each H.E.R.O. recruit will be provided one Digital Intelligence UltraKit™, including a Tableau TD3 Forensic Imager. PROTECT’s Executive Director Grier Weeks identified Guidance Software and Digital Intelligence as resources to provide the latest in digital forensic equipment and training. Guidance Software has long been the leader in developing Tableau® forensic hardware products and EnCase® software to investigate computer crimes. Digital Intelligence, a top reseller of Tableau products, is a leader in developing forensic computer systems and an authorized training partner for Guidance Software. According to Grier, “The contribution of equipment and digital forensic tools from Guidance Software and Digital Intelligence were critical to not only providing the wounded veterans the required tools for starting investigations, but also injecting hope and energy into an organization and cause that is eager to rescue abused children.”
“We are honored to have been selected to partner with PROTECT in what we believe to be one of the most important uses of our technology—protecting children,” said Jim Borecki, vice president, Forensic Business Unit of Guidance Software. “We have long supported ICAC and other organizations that seek to protect children and look forward to working with the H.E.R.O.s to help them make a difference.”About Digital Intelligence, Inc. Digital Intelligence is a pioneer and worldwide leader in the design, testing and manufacturing of digital forensic hardware systems. Its F.R.E.D.® line of forensic workstations are used by numerous law enforcement and government agencies, investigators and corporations to conduct forensic analysis of digital evidence in various types of investigations. For more information about Digital Intelligence, Inc., visit www.digitalintelligence.com. F.R.E.D.®, UltraKit®, UltraBlock®, and Digital Intelligence® are registered trademarks of Digital Intelligence and may not be used without prior written permission. About Guidance Software, Inc. Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® Enterprise platform is used by numerous government agencies, more than 65 percent of the Fortune 100, and more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500, to conduct digital investigations of servers, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform are market-leading electronic discovery and cyber security solutions, EnCase® eDiscovery, EnCase® Cybersecurity, and EnCase® Analytics. They empower organizations to respond to litigation discovery requests, perform sensitive data discovery for compliance purposes, conduct speedy and thorough security incident response, and reveal previously hidden advanced persistent threats or malicious insider activity. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.encase.com. EnCase®, EnScript®, FastBloc®, EnCE®, EnCEP®, 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.