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Company overview

Rechenzentrum der Finanzverwaltung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (RZ NRW) – is the IT authority in the department of the Ministry of Finances of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The official IT service provider was founded in 1957 and since then the company has taken charge of developing applications for tax assessment, audit services, and enforcement for the federal states’ financial administrations.

RZ NRW is also responsible for the pioneering introduction of the electronic income tax card.


Financial Services / National Treasury


Germany, Düsseldorf– Derendorf, North Rhine-Westphalia

Company size

approx. 750 people


RZ NRW needed a reliable global IP Transit provider which could provide service with premium SLA and acceptable price points at their chosen interconnection sites. To find the best solution, an RFP was issued in 2019 and RETN proved to be amongst the best options and following further intense evaluation was nominated as a winning bidder as part of a multi-home topology.


RETN’s extended footprint, global connectivity, and strong localized peering relationships all proved valuable in the successful bid, enhancing the quality of the internet access received by RZ NRW.

– Access to one of the most valuable IP Transit Providers in the market

– Extended Global connectivity – Comprehensive BGP Communities

– Advanced Route Leaks prevention with RPKI Origin Validation

– Wide choice of DDoS Protection Solutions – Experienced and Support Team

Axel Schemberg

Expert Advisor for Rechenzentrum der Finanzverwaltung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen:

“We felt that RETN is a flexible partner, who is always ready for cooperation, and their attitude and approach to our special requirements proves it. I must admit, that in terms of communication style, it is always a pleasure to work with RETN’s team, because they are always ready to respond on our requests quickly and professionally. Another advantage of collaboration with RETN is that they speak German and understand the local business culture. Regarding the technical part, I want to mention, that we always receive clear and simple technical coordination, professional support with BGP setup and as well high quality of IPT services.”

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