Former CIA Director George Tenet Joins Guidance Software Board of Directors

March 24, 2006
Tenet to advise software company focused on computer investigations, government market

PASADENA, Calif., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Former United States Director of Central Intelligence, George Tenet, has joined the Board of Directors of Guidance Software, the world leader in computer investigations. In this capacity, Tenet will provide strategic counsel and apply his extensive experience in addressing the nation's most daunting security threats and challenges as the company expands its footprint in the government marketplace.

Tenet served two Presidents of different political parties. He was appointed by President Clinton in 1997 and served well into President George W. Bush's first term, until July of 2004, making him the second longest serving Director in CIA history. On December 14, 2004, George W. Bush awarded Tenet the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

"While the United States has made great strides in securing our physical infrastructure from the threat of terrorism, our vital public and private networks remain vulnerable," said John Colbert, CEO of Guidance Software, "George Tenet's years of experience fighting terrorism and extensive knowledge of potential and existing threats will expand Guidance's unparalleled expertise in computer forensics and network investigations."

As the industry leader in enterprise investigations and computer forensics, Guidance Software continues to see increased demand for its suite of products and services in the corporate, military, intelligence and government sectors. The company intends to draw upon Tenet's expertise on ways to expand its professional service offerings and sales of the network investigations software, EnCase(R) Enterprise.

"I continue to believe that our nation's networks represent a potential Achilles' heel for our financial stability and physical security if they are not properly maintained and protected," said George Tenet. "My seven years as Director of the CIA strengthened my conviction that corporate and government entities must better equip themselves to prepare and respond to internal and external threats. Guidance Software leads the market in providing this critical capability and I look forward to working with them to make our networks safer."

About Guidance Software:

Founded in 1997, Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in investigative technologies. Its EnCase(R) solutions provide the foundation for both law enforcement and corporate enterprise investigations that enable corporate, government and law enforcement agencies to conduct effective investigations of all types, respond promptly to eDiscovery requests, and take decisive action in response to external attacks, all while maintaining the forensic integrity of the data. More than 20,000 investigators depend on EnCase software, and more than 5,000 investigators attend Guidance Software's forensic methodology training annually. Validated by numerous courts worldwide, EnCase is also frequently honored with top security awards from eWeek, SC Magazine, Network Computing and others.

CONTACTS: Cassondra Todd (626) 229-9191 [email protected] Jonathan Heit (310) 496-4470 [email protected]

SOURCE Guidance Software

CONTACT: Cassondra Todd, +1-626-229-9191, [email protected], or Jonathan Heit, +1-310-496-4470, [email protected], both of Guidance Software