Guidance Software Signs StarLink as Master Distributor in the Middle East

Incident Response, Computer Forensics, Litigation Support from the World Leader in Digital Investigations™

Dubai, UAE May 14th, 2013 – StarLink, the Middle East's trusted security-specialized Value-Added-Distributor has been signed as the Master Distributor for Guidance Software in the region. Guidance Software is recognized globally as a leader in digital forensics, cybersecurity, and e-discovery solutions. StarLink will sell, install and support Guidance Software products through its channel partners to enterprise, government, service provider and law enforcement customers across the Middle East.

"Today's digital investigations landscape continues to evolve, requiring ever more visibility, capability and breadth. We are pleased to partner with StarLink to provide channel partners and customers in the region with complete digital investigation capabilities that can fully automate critical response activities that mitigate the threat of today's cyber-attacks," said Sam Maccherola, vice president of international sales for Guidance Software, Inc.

"StarLink chose Guidance Software to further enhance our next-generation threat protection offerings as there is significantly more risk for our customers today, and the integration between existing solutions in our portfolio and Guidance Software products will help customers rapidly detect and more comprehensively respond to cyber-attacks," said Avinash Advani, Director - Business Strategy at StarLink. "Guidance Software, with an out-of-the-box integration with FireEye which StarLink already distributes, now allows StarLink to provide solutions that both detect malware on the network and trigger an instant automated risk assessment of the end points and shut down any malware it finds," added Avinash.

About Guidance Software

Guidance Software is recognized as the industry leader in digital investigation and computer forensics solutions. Its EnCase® Enterprise platform is used by numerous government agencies and more than 65 percent of the Fortune 100. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform, Guidance Software has developed EnCase® eDiscovery and EnCase® Cybersecurity software solutions, which enable organizations to respond to litigation discovery requests, proactively perform data discovery for compliance or data loss prevention purposes, and conduct speedy and thorough automated security incident response. Based in Pasadena, California, Guidance Software is a public company traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol GUID. Guidance Software has been designated a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for e-discovery for multiple years in a row.

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About StarLink

StarLink, headquartered in Dubai, is the leading IT compliance driven solutions provider and was founded in 2005. StarLink is recognized as a "Trusted Security Advisor" and market leader in automating the entire IT compliance auditing process to help customers in the Middle East region reduce IT Risk, with a focus on enterprises in the Financial, Telco and Government sectors. StarLink works with organizations to achieve and sustain compliance and optimally manage risks through full policy, procedure and controls lifecycle management. StarLink's solution offerings are now installed in more than 200 data centers in the Middle East, including 100 of the top regional banks and 15 of the regional's top Telcos. The company's customers trust StarLink to secure their critical enterprise data and safeguard access to sensitive data in the most demanding datacenter environments in the region by monitoring, security and auditing privileged user access to provide 100% visibility on all activities.