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Company also receives highest ranking for the deployment of EnCase software and professional services offerings, as well as top rankings in several additional categories

(July 23, 2008) – Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, today announced that the company and its industry-leading EnCase® software were given the highest ranking (Top 5 Provider) in the eDiscovery Software Providers Category of Socha-Gelbmann’s 2008 Electronic Discovery Survey. Guidance Software was also given the highest ranking by corporations in the survey’s Electronic Discovery Service Provider category and noted for its top-ranked collection capabilities. The company also received the highest ranking in several other categories in the report.

The Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey is an independent survey conducted by two independent consultants, George Socha and Tom Gelbmann, and is widely-recognized as being the industry’s most comprehensive eDiscovery survey. The survey gathers information from eDiscovery services and software providers, law firms and corporations—using more than 350 qualitative and quantitative factors. Preliminary findings from this year’s survey can be found by visiting the EDD Update website. Full rankings will appear in the August issue of Law Technology News and on the Socha Consulting website.

“The 6th Annual Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey was based on an extremely detailed ranking model,” said George Socha Jr., Esq. “Top 5 Providers represent ‘the best of the best’, an elite group singled out from a field of over 600 organizations that offer eDiscovery services and software.”

“We are extremely pleased that Guidance Software registered so positively again in this year’s Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey,” said Victor Limongelli, President and CEO of Guidance Software. “These results demonstrate the level of trust that corporate users and service providers put in Guidance Software for their eDiscovery needs.”

Earlier this year, Guidance Software received the highest possible* rating in Gartner's MarketScope for E-Discovery and Litigation Support Vendors, 2007. The Gartner report is available, compliments of Guidance Software at http://www.guidancesoftware.com/downloads/GartnerScopeNote.p....

EnCase eDiscovery has been deployed on more than 2 million desktops, laptops, and servers. The platform on which it runs, EnCase Enterprise, has been deployed on more than 10 million desktops, laptops, and servers and is used by more than 100 of the Fortune 500 and over half of the Fortune 50. Additionally, more than 28,000 copies of EnCase computer forensics software, which is used extensively for eDiscovery preservation, search, and collection, are in use worldwide.

About Guidance Software (GUID)
Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase(r) platform 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 eDiscovery requests, conducting internal investigations, responding to regulatory inquiries or performing data and compliance auditing — all while maintaining the integrity of the data. There are more than 28,000 licensed users of the EnCase technology worldwide, and thousands attend Guidance Software's renowned training programs annually. Validated by numerous courts, corporate legal departments, government agencies and law enforcement organizations worldwide, EnCase is also frequently honored with industry awards and recognition from eWEEK, SC Magazine, Network Computing, and the Socha-Gelbmann survey.

*Gartner's highest possible MarketScope rating is "Strong Positive"

For more information, please contact:
Monique Chambers
Devonshire Marketing
0203 239 9722
monique@devonshiremarketing.com

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