Friday, February 20, 2015

Join Us for CEIC 2015 – May 18-21 in Las Vegas: The EnCase Partner Update - Q1 2015

CEIC is coming back to Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.  Guidance Software reseller and distributor reps can attend for just $450 USD (over 50% off the regular price)! And for the first time, we're hosting an exclusive partner track.

Representatives from any of our authorized reseller and distributor partners can attend CEIC 2015 for just $450 USD (not including travel and expenses). Register today at and enter code: RsLrXT15  This code is for reseller and distributor representatives only.

On Monday, May 18th, we will host a series of sessions exclusively for our reseller and distributor partners. Learn about the latest enhancements to our partner program, get a sneak peak at EnCase 8, and meet the entire Guidance Software channel team at the show.

We are also offering a unique discount code for your customers to save $100 on their CEIC 2015 registration, and an incentive for you to encourage your clients to attend:

Send Us Two End-User Registrants, Get One Pass Free: Invite your customers to save $100 per person on registration by using a unique discount code. For every two (2) customers who register with your code, you will receive (1) complimentary pass to CEIC 2015 that can be used by an employee or customer of your choice. If you earn a complimentary pass after you purchase a registration, we will be happy to refund the original purchase price to you. This offer is valid through May 1, 2015.

Contact us to take advantage of this special promotion and receive your company’s custom registration code for CEIC 2015.

Why CEIC Can’t Be Missed

Here are just a few reasons that CEIC is a must-attend event:
- World-class speakers: Learn from some of the most well-known and innovative experts on the planet as they lead sessions and labs at CEIC
- Exclusive hands-on labs: Deepen your understanding of EnCase® techniques and technology in hands-on labs not found at other digital investigations conferences
- Unparalleled networking opportunities: Connect with your peers and industry experts during lab sessions, breaks, and special social events
- Discover the latest technology: Get an inside look at state-of-the-art technology and services in the Exhibit Hall.

For more information, including travel details, please view our website:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gartner Names Guidance Software the Market Leader in Endpoint Detection and Response: The EnCase Partner Update - Q1 2015

Gartner has named Guidance Software #1 in endpoint detection and response (EDR) in its first competitive landscape study on this market.

Learn more about the value of EDR and why Gartner named Guidance the leader by downloading the report. EnCase® EDR tools detect known and unknown threats, prioritize and automate your response, assess a threat’s scope and root cause, and return systems to a healthy, trusted state.

Report highlights:
- Many organizations have conceded that their traditional anti-malware defenses have failed and that a new strategy must be created to identify these breaches at the endpoint. A significant number of recent data breaches from advanced forms of malware has increased interest in EDR tools.

- EDR tools provide insights into malware infection and subsequent internal lateral movement of threat actors while they perform discovery scans or as they use stolen credentials across the internal network against systems and applications

- EDR tools are most often used to help with the rapid investigation into the scope of malware infection indicated by adjacent technologies such as network forensics tools, virtual sandboxes and event monitoring tools.

Click here to download the full report.

Introducing Jay Ackerman, Guidance Software’s New Chief Revenue Officer: The EnCase Partner Update - Q1 2015

Please join us in welcoming Jay Ackerman, our first Chief Revenue Officer. Ackerman will provide leadership across all of our customer-facing organizations to deliver the highest-quality customer experience, from initial contact through the sales process, implementation, and ongoing management.

“Jay is a seasoned sales executive with a long history of repeated successes. He accomplishes this by aligning the company’s efforts with its sales strategy to establish a cohesive approach to capturing new customers, while also ensuring that existing customers are well served," said Barry Plaga, acting CEO of Guidance Software. "As Guidance Software seeks to gain greater market share in the fast-growing cybersecurity market, Jay is the right person to ensure we meet the demands of our customers and drive global revenue growth efforts.

“Guidance Software has the right products and people to be very successful in the cybersecurity market," said Ackerman. "This is an exciting time for the company, as the market has demonstrated a distinct appetite for the new genre of endpoint security we deliver. I’m eager to engage with our channel partners and take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.”

Ackerman most recently served as head of worldwide sales and customer success for ServiceSource, where he led an organization that dramatically increased revenues from $25 million to $285 million. He helped the company achieve a compounded growth rate of 35 percent while transitioning from a pure labor-based solution to one providing a proprietary cloud and managed-services offering. In 2011, the initial public offering of ServiceSource resulted in a market valuation of $1 billion.

Prior to Service Source, Jay held executive positions at WNS North America and Exult Inc. Over the next several weeks and months, Jay will build an infrastructure to support a cohesive, consistent way of approaching sales and support to reach our growth and revenue goals.

Email Jay by clicking here.

EnCase Cybersecurity Integrates with Blue Coat, HP Security: The EnCase Partner Update - Q1 2015

Guidance Software recently announced two new integrations for EnCase Cybersecurity: with Blue Coat’s Security Analytics Platform, and with HP ArcSight Express.

The Blue Coat and Guidance Software partnership enables an enterprise to gain comprehensive protection against advanced malware and zero-day attacks across the network and the endpoint. Using a fully-indexed and classified record of all network traffic captured by the Blue Coat Security Analytics Platform, security analysts are able to see potential threats over the network, with EnCase CyberSecurity answering critical questions regarding potentially infected endpoints.

With Blue Coat Security Analytics Platform and EnCase Cybersecurity you can:
    - Control the risks and costs associated with a network breach
    - Proactively identify and validate zero-day and undetected threats across network and endpoints
    - Prioritize response to the most critical threats
    - Reconstruct the evidence and associated files
    - Quickly remediate and recover from unknown threats across the network and endpoints
      Download the solution brief here

      Also, Guidance Software and HP recently announced a new incident-response bundle that pairs EnCase Cybersecurity with ArcSight Express. Together, ArcSight Express and EnCase Cybersecurity help companies aggregate and correlate multiple event feeds in order to:
      - Identify and validate the most critical threats
      - Immediately understand the impact to sensitive data
      - Accurately assess the scope of the intrusion
      - Remediate the threat from affected endpoints with no disruption to business processes.

      The EnCase Cybersecurity and HP ArcSight Express bundle is available exclusively through Arrow ECS. Download the solution brief here.

      The Breach of Sony Entertainment: What Would EnCase Do? The EnCase Partner Update - Q1 2015

      We’re still learning details about the breach of Sony Entertainment, including how the hackers compromised an administrator account, giving them access to almost everything within Sony Entertainment’s network. Guidance Software has prepared several assets for our partners that describe how the hack was conducted, and how EnCase software could assist in discovering and stopping this type of attack.

      Data Breach in Review: Sony Pictures – this document provides some details on how the hackers compromised an administrator’s account to gain access to all of Sony Entertainment’s confidential information. It also provides multiple examples of how EnCase Analytics and Cybersecurity could be used to investigate, uncover and remediate the breach, limiting the damage done. View this document in our Partner Portal.

      How to Detect Compromised Administrator Accounts with EnCase Analytics – this short video demos how EnCase Analytics can assist IT security teams establish baseline for normal usage and detect deviations from that baseline. View the video here.

      If you do not have a log-in to the Guidance Software Partner Portal, you can request access by clicking here.