VigilantMinds Chosen by K. Hovnanian for Managed Security Services

PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 11, 2005) – VigilantMinds Inc., a national provider of “best-fit” managed security solutions, announced that it has earned an extended contract to deliver 24×7 security services from K. Hovnanian Companies, LLC (NYSE: HOV), one of the nation’s largest homebuilders.

K. Hovnanian chose VigilantMinds after a thorough review of security providers. They preferred VigilantMinds customized, best-fit approach to enterprise security management. “VigilantMinds was able to demonstrate their expertise and value during an evaluation by providing us with actionable recommendations to harden our security, said Ed Kocur, Director of IT Infrastructure at K. Hovnanian.

Through VigilantMinds SecureXone” security information web portal, K. Hovnanian will have a “one click view” into their information security status, threats to their digital assets and real-time reporting for incident response and regulatory compliance. K. Hovnanian’s IT department was impressed that SecureXone integrates a variety of devices, including firewalls, sensors, and routers. They were equally impressed by SecureXone’s compatibility with offerings from Cisco Systems, Internet Security Systems (ISS), Check Point, McAfee and other vendors.

VigilantMinds Security Operations Center (SOC) security analysts provide around-the-clock incident response, as well as 24 x 7 monitoring and management of intrusion detection and prevention systems, firewalls, desktops, and critical network servers and applications.

“K. Hovnanian is a welcome long-term addition to our customer base,” said Dave Keener, VigilantMinds Chief Security Officer. “Their selection of VigilantMinds reinforces the effectiveness of our best-fit approach to managed security.”

About VigilantMinds
VigilantMinds Inc. is a national provider in “best-fit” managed security solutions and leading-edge security products. VigilantMinds provides real-time monitoring and response for all aspects of an enterprise’s Information System security issues. VigilantMinds enables organizations to improve the speed, efficiency and effectiveness of their systems security, thereby reducing operational costs, mitigating digital risks and promoting regulatory compliance.

About K. Hovnanian Companies, LLC
K. Hovnanian Companies, LLC was founded in 1959 by Kevork S. Hovnanian, Chairman, is headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey. The Company is one of the nation’s largest homebuilders with operations in Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. The Company’s homes are marketed and sold under the trade names K. Hovnanian® Homes, Washington Homes, Goodman Homes, Matzel & Mumford, Diamond Homes, Westminster Homes, Fortis Homes, Forecast Homes, Parkside Homes, Brighton Homes, Parkwood Builders, Great Western Homes and Windward Homes. As the developer of K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons communities, the Company is also one of the nation’s largest builders of active adult homes.




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