Profile: Guidance Software Inc (GUID.OQ)
24 May 2017
Guidance Software, Inc., incorporated on November 17, 2006, is a technology company. The Company is a provider of endpoint investigation solutions for cybersecurity analytics, security incident response, e-discovery, data privacy and forensic analysis. The Company's products and services provide the investigative and forensic services to enables its customers to search, collect, and analyze electronically stored information in order to address and remediate suspicious network activity and respond to security breaches, litigation, human resources matters, regulatory requests, allegations of fraud, and to defend their organizations' digital assets. The Company's products are used in various circumstances, including investigations of security breaches, allegations of fraud or misconduct, intellectual property theft, regulatory and data privacy compliance reporting, and corporate policy compliance.
The Company has five segments, which include Products, Subscription, Professional services, Training and Maintenance. The Company's Products segment includes EnCase, EnCase Endpoint Security, EnCase eDiscovery, EnCase Forensic, EnCase Portable, Premium License Support Program and hardware sales. Its Subscription segment includes subscription services for cloud-based document review and production software. Its Professional services segment performs consulting services and implementations. Its Training segment provides training classes by which the Company trains its customers to use its software products. Its maintenance segment provides software updates, telephone and e-mail support.
EnCase Endpoint Security
The Company's EnCase Endpoint Security provides information technology (IT) cybersecurity functionality to enterprises and government agencies through its incident response and sensitive data discovery capabilities. It delivers forensic-level visibility of the relevant endpoint data, capturing a snapshot of valuable information from active memory that might otherwise expire, which may serve as evidence for potential criminal prosecution. It also enables the rapid launch of an enterprise-wide search for identical or similar cybersecurity threats. Through its interactive visual interface, the product compares current activity to regularly updated baselines of normal behavior and exposes suspicious patterns, commonalities, and anomalies to identify cybersecurity threats, arrest attempted data breaches earlier in the kill chain, and minimize damage.
EnCase eDiscovery is the Company's enterprise-wide e-discovery solution addressing the e-discovery needs of corporations and government agencies. The e-discovery product portfolio spans the entire e-discovery workflow from legal hold to identification, collection, preservation, processing, first-pass review and early case assessment (ECA) review and production capabilities. The integrated offering deploys software, delivering the legal hold, identification, collection, preservation and processing functions on premise, at the customer site, close to the sources of data and the data custodians, and the ECA, review and production functions as subscription-as-a-service (SaaS) in the cloud, so that geographically dispersed inside and outside counsel can collaborate on the review of collected documents without special equipment or software other than a Web browser and Internet connectivity. Its EnCase eDiscovery provides Legal hold; Pre-collection analytics; Identification, preservation and collection; Processing and analysis; Early and continuous case assessment, and Cloud-based review and production.
EnCase Endpoint Investigator
The Company's EnCase Endpoint Investigator provides an investigative platform that enables an organization to search, collect, preserve, and analyze data on the servers, desktops, and laptops across the network. EnCase Endpoint Investigator enables organizations to respond to electronic discovery requests and conduct internal investigations, including those related to human resources or those focused on compliance or fraud. Companies can also collect and preserve data in response to regulator requests or for civil litigation matters. EnCase Endpoint Investigator serves as the platform for an enterprise investigative infrastructure, to which additional products can be added to enhance and automate the search, collection, preservation, and analysis of data in order to accomplish specific business tasks, such as responding to electronic discovery requests; performing proactive, enterprise-wide data audits for sensitive information, including personally identifiable information, classified data, and intellectual property, and detecting, responding to, and remediating network threats or intrusions.
EnCase Forensic is a digital investigation solution that enables forensic practitioners to conduct digital data collection and investigations. The EnCase Forensic solution lets examiners acquire data from various devices, unearth evidence with disk-level forensic analysis and craft reports on their findings, while maintaining the integrity of the evidence.
EnCase Portable is a triage and collection solution, delivered on a Universal Serial Bus (USB) device, that allows forensic professionals and non-experts to triage and collect digital evidence. It enables personnel not trained in computer forensics to forensically acquire documents, Internet history and artifacts, images, and other digital evidence, including entire hard drives, by connecting a USB device rather than a laptop.
EnCase App Central
EnCase App Central is an online marketplace that allows EnScript developers and investigations professionals the opportunity to share and discover the latest applications that complement the Company's EnCase products.
EnForce Risk Manager
The Company's EnForce Risk Manager allow organizations to implement a proactive approach to information governance, ensuring that sensitive data is identified, classified and remediated allowing organizations to reduce their cyber-attack surface area. It also mitigates damage from breaches and improving their ability to comply with global data protection mandates.
Tableau hardware includes write blockers, forensic duplicators and storage devices. Write blockers and forensic duplicators are used to acquire forensically sound copies of digital storage devices, such as hard disks and solid state drives. Users will typically analyze this data with forensic software, such as EnCase Forensic.
Professional Services and Training
The Company's professional Services provide various consulting services to its clients, including e-discovery, cybersecurity incident response, civil/criminal digital investigation, implementation services, and a software advisory program. In addition, it offer certain packaged services based on the specific needs of its customers, including its government customers. It offers end-to-end e-discovery consulting and project management services, from litigation hold to the production of files for attorney review. It provide implementation and consulting services in connection with the deployment of its EnCase software. Its Guidance Software Advisory Program (GAP) provides a review of policies and procedures, including a gap analysis, which identifies risk areas that could impact the customer. It provides project management for single or multiple case reviews for its EnCase eDiscovery Review cloud-based hosting platform. It offers software maintenance services, which include software updates and upgrades, telephone and e-mail support, on round the clock, five-days-per-week basis, as well as customer self-service on its Website.
The Company competes with FireEye/Mandiant, Bit9+CarbonBlack, Endpoints, Crowdstrike, Hexis Cyber, Tanium, Gartner, McAfee, Symantec, EMC, HP, StoredIQ, Clearwell, Nuix, Cisco, X-Ways Software and Paraben.
Guidance Software Inc
1055 E Colorado Blvd
PASADENA CA 91106-2327