Guidance (Digital Forensics) Software Announces a Global Technology and Services Agreement with Atos

Guidance Software, a global company that develops and provides software solutions for digital investigations to law-enforcement and retail agencies, is best known for creating EnCase, a high-quality product line centered around digital forensics, endpoint security analytics, e-discovery and cyber security incident response.

Under the new agreement, Atos will provide top-tier forensic security products from Guidance Software to customers worldwide, according to a statement released to the media. Together, they plan to deliver solutions to organizations that will find, assess and counter hidden cyber threats within their networks.

“Today, organizations face an increasing variety of cybersecurity threats from both inside and outside the traditional network perimeter,” said Chris Moret, vice president for cybersecurity at Atos in the media statement.. “This partnership adds best-in-class endpoint detection and response tools from Guidance to our portfolio of security solutions clients use to protect their most valuable systems and data.”

Together, Atos and Guidance can provide 360-degree visibility for an organization’s secure data and provide unrivaled automated response if a threat is found, according to the press release.

“Guidance is committed to growing our business through strategic global partnerships,” said Scott Skidmore, Vice President of Guidance’s global channel in the statement released to the press. “Atos is a strategic partner in our strategy to accelerate growth across the globe. At Guidance, we are focused on strengthening our capabilities and services so that our partners have the best forensic security solutions to fit their market needs.”

Guidance was founded in 1997 and currently has 371 employees worldwide. Their software is best known for aiding authorities in convicting Scott Peterson, who murdered his wife and unborn child in 2004 and for catching Dennis Rader, the famed “BTK killer” who killed 10 people between 1974 and 1991 and wasn’t caught until he taunted police by sending them a CD in 2005, leaving behind traceable digital footprints.