In 1880, merchants, lawyers and citizens of Neuss, Germany, founded the fire insurance company “Feuerversicherungsgesellschaft Rheinland Aktiengesellschaft” to cover the greatest risks of the time. Their escendants continue to hold majority stakes in the RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe insurance group, which – now set up as a group of companies – still has its headquarters in Neuss, from where it offers insurance and asset protection via three distribution channels, each with its own brand.
Of the 100 or so IT employees in the group, 35 alone are responsible for smooth-running IT operations. The team has always attached great importance to professionally managed IT, including appropriate application
monitoring. In earlier years, the company relied on a Nagios-based product to monitor all applications – from performance data such as processor or memory usage to the availability of database interfaces and the validity of certificates for various websites.