PASADENA, Calif. (May 18, 2009) "Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations , today announced EnCase' Cybersecurity, a comprehensive solution designed for computer network defense, incident response and counterintelligence. As government agencies around the world put defense against cyber attacks at the top of their security operations, EnCase Cybersecurity enables them to dynamically adapt to unknown malicious code and proactively identify network threats 24/7 in any cyber environment.
EnCase Cybersecurity provides robust endpoint attack sensing and mitigation across the enterprise. Using advanced threat and memory analytics, agencies can quickly identify computer systems at risk and provide both behavioral and deep code analysis on suspicious processes or binaries. As a threat is identified and zero day code is exposed, users can scan the network from a central console and remediate the threat from host computers without operational disruption. Employing a patent-pending technology, EnCase Cybersecurity enables agencies to fight the polymorphic and metamorphic code problem by determining if a new binaries share code base with previously attributed code. Unlike other fuzzy hashing approaches, EnCase Cybersecurity technology provides rapid on-the-fly assessment of malware across the enterprise, without requiring an organization to possess the source files of known malware past the initial point of infection.
"Until now, there has not been an enterprise protection solution to help agencies proactively identify unknown threats on the network before sensitive data becomes compromised," said Victor Limongelli, President and CEO of Guidance Software. "EnCase Cybersecurity facilitates the shift from a reactive to proactive approach—enabling agencies to zero in on potential threats, completely recover computers from malicious code infiltration, and drastically reduce recovery costs."
"Protected U.S. government networks have fallen prey to an alarming array of attacks in recent months. For contractors like Guidance Software, this is a critical time to support government agencies at a tactical level to meet threats headfirst as they try to gain control of the cyber-crisis," said Kate Naunheim, Senior Analyst, Federal Opportunities at market intelligence research and consulting firm, INPUT.
Guidance Software has partnered with other leading technology vendors to bolster the value of EnCase Cybersecurity. By integrating with the Bit9 Global Software Registry, users can augment their own collection of trusted binaries with Bit9's immense database of known good and bad binaries for comparison with their findings to reduce the time necessary for proactive audits and incident resolution. Furthermore, through integration with HBGary Responder Pro, users have access to powerful memory analytics.
Guidance Software is the only vendor in the enterprise investigation space holding DIACAP, Common Criteria EAL-2 and FIPS 140-2 certifications, assuring agencies that the solution is stringently secure. In addition, EnCase Cybersecurity is built upon forensically-sound technology, ensuring proper chain of custody should data be required as evidence in court proceedings.
EnCase Cybersecurity is expected to be available in the third quarter 2009.
About Guidance Software (GUID)
Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase' 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 30,000 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 has been honored with industry awards and recognition from eWEEK, SC Magazine, Network Computing, and the Socha-Gelbmann survey. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.guidancesoftware.com .