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Guidance Software Wins Computer Forensic Hardware of the Year Award for 8th Consecutive Year

News | Jul 11, 2016

Tableau Forensic Duplicator recognized by Forensic 4:cast for performance and reliability

PASADENA, Calif. – July 11, 2016 – Guidance Software, makers of EnCase®, the gold standard in forensic security, announced today that the Tableau Forensic Duplicator model TD2u was named Computer Forensic Hardware of the Year by Forensic 4:cast. Determined by voting from the forensic investigations community, Tableau hardware products have won the category every year since 2009.

“The digital forensics community selects Forensic 4:cast Award winners through their votes. Winners reflect investigators’ choices for the best resources available,” said Forensic 4:cast Founder Lee Whitfield. “Guidance Software continues to be an industry leader, as reaffirmed by their successes year-after-year.”

The fourth-generation Tableau forensic duplicator from Guidance, the TD2u is capable of imaging USB 3.0, SATA, IDE/PATA and SAS storage devices. It also supports whole disk encryption of destination drives by using a user-supplied password and the XTS-AES encryption algorithm.

“Our Tableau team continues to develop hardware products that speed and simplify the important work done by forensic investigators around the world,” said Ken Basore, senior vice president of product engineering at Guidance. “We are proud to receive this honor from the forensic community, and we are committed to delivering the hardware performance that investigators demand through continuous, customer-driven innovation.”

Tableau hardware products are designed and built to meet the critical needs of the digital forensic community world-wide and are time-tested and courtroom proven. For more information about Tableau hardware products visit

About Guidance Software

Guidance (NASDAQ: GUID) exists to turn chaos and the unknown into order and the known-so that companies and their customers can go about their daily lives as usual without worry or disruption, knowing their most valuable information is safe and secure. The makers of EnCase®, the gold standard in forensic security, Guidance provides a mission-critical foundation of market-leading applications that offer deep 360-degree visibility across all endpoints, devices and networks, allowing proactive identification and remediation of threats. From retail to financial institutions, our field-tested and court-proven solutions are deployed on an estimated 25 million endpoints at more than 70 of the Fortune 100 and hundreds of agencies worldwide, from beginning to endpoint.

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About Forensic 4:cast

Since 2009, the forensic community has nominated and chosen influential forensic products, people, and events for recognition in the Forensic 4:cast Awards. Led by Lee Whitfield, the founder of the popular Forensic 4:cast podcast, the awards begin each year with nominations made in January and voting taking place in April and May. A complete listing of this year’s winners can be found here.

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