The brains behind Rheintec

We are an experienced team

We are an experienced and ambitious team with the goal of making our customers' digital world more secure. With diverse professional backgrounds in various industries such as insurance, telecommunications, pharmacy and banking, we are united by our love for IT security and network technology. Rheintec focuses on professionalism, efficiency and service orientation. Following this approach, we offer our customers fully managed IT security and network services so that they can fully concentrate on their core business.

Linus Espach

CEO / Senior IT Security Engineer

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Linus Espach

Managing director / IT security engineering

Linus Espach is the founder and managing director of Rheintec Solutions AG. After studying IT security in Albstadt, he worked as a security engineer for a company specialized in IT security as well as for a leading insurance company in Switzerland. Linus Espach is a firewall expert and is passionate about all topics related to RFID, VPN and mail security.
Prior to his training as an IT security engineer, Linus Espach went to sea as a nautical officer. A high degree of responsibility and precision characterize his way of working.

Robert Kuhlmann

Head of Operations

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Robert Kuhlmann

Head of Operations

Robert Kuhlmann is Head of Operations at Rheintec Solutions AG. After studying IT Security in Bochum, he worked at a large IT Security Service Provider in Germany for several years. Since July 2020, he has been an enrichment to our team. His special strength lies in the area of endpoint security, although topics such as firewall, proxy, VPN, monitoring, etc. also accompany his daily work.

Philip Stober

Head of Architecture

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Philip Stober

Head of Architecture

Philip Stober is our Head of Architecture at Rheintec Solutions AG. Before working in the IT security sector, Philip Stober was a gardener. Particularly technically challenging projects are his preference. His affinity for Linux is impressive: no key on his GUI-less laptop is not assigned a hotkey. Mr. Stober also studied IT security at the Hochschule Albstadt and is active in the areas of firewall, RFID, proxy, DNS, VPN and mail security.

Thomas Abegglen

Senior consultant quality, authorities, risk & compliance

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Thomas Abegglen

Senior consultant quality, authorities, risk & compliance

Thomas Abegglen has a profound knowledge in the field of quality assurance and has worked in various positions within the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, among others as deputy responsible person, senior quality assurance engineer and lead auditor for the qualification of suppliers according to ISO9001, ISO15378, ISO13485 as well as the applicable EU GMP Part 1 and Part 2 guidelines. Thomas Abegglen also has a flair for finance, deals intensively with strategic decisions and represents Rheintec AG as CFO as well as deputy in the area of consulting in the topics quality and governmental risk & compliance.

Ferdinand Schreiber

IT security engineer

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Ferdinand Schreiber

Junior IT security engineer

Specialist in firewalling and automation. Projects:Identity Awareness, Firewall Cleanup, SAP Sourcing, on prem to cloud migration and others.

When Ferdinand Schreiber is not making the world safer together with us, he relaxes by swimming, cycling and jogging or immerses himself in the crystal clear sound of his high-end hi-fi system: the analog basses, carried by the state of the art tube amplifier, charge his battery and swing it to the maximum efficiency level of 110% also the next day.

Nico Rubeli

Head of Engineering

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Nico Rubeli

Head of Engineering

Nico Rubeli is our Head of Engineering. Due to his former work as an electrical engineer, it is not surprising that he has a high affinity for the high-performance hardware used by Rheintec Solutions AG. Although he is now convinced of the effectiveness of high-level interfaces and the associated languages, his heart remains true to his roots and rejoices at the sight of assembly and the XORing of bits.

Daniel Reupsch

Head of business support / account manager

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Daniel Reupsch

Chief support officer / account manager

Daniel Reupsch is our financial expert, quality manager and runs the back office. After his military service, he worked in quality assurance before joining us. Daniel Reupsch ensures a smooth running of our operational business, does the financial and payroll accounting, provides our technical equipment and protects our company budget with military discipline. Thus he is the stable foundation of our company and our valuable anchor of reason. In his free time, Daniel Reupsch enjoys motorcycling and apnea diving.

Alexander Damer

IT security engineer

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Alexander Damer

Junior IT security engineer

Alexander Damer is passionate about technology, practical computer science and alpine landscapes. He follows the latest trends in hardware, Linux and network security.
This enthusiasm was the driving force behind his apprenticeship as an IT specialist and is still the driving force behind his subsequent studies in IT security, for which he is currently writing his final thesis – without looking at his keyboard, of course. At our company, Alexander Damer is the main pillar in mail security and cloud proxy. By the way, he uses Arch.

Claudio Cristofaro

Senior IT security engineer

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Claudio Cristofaro

Senior IT security engineer

Claudio Cristofaro is our most experienced mastermind. He started his career in the late 90s with a degree in computer science at the technical school in Muttenz. Now he has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years and is an absolute professional as network security engineer, architect and project manager.

When Claudio Cristofaro is not designing security solutions, he likes to spend time with his family and friends.

Stephane Muller

Senior IT security engineer

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Stephane Muller

Stephane Muller has been in the industry since 2000. After his studies of network and telecommunications his career started – together with Claudio Cristofaro – as a network administrator in the banking industry. We are pleased that the paths of the two have been reunited with us! Stephane Muller has his superpowers in the field of network security. Before us, he contributed his superpower for a decade at a casino and then at an ISP. In his spare time he sometimes surfs the waves of the deep web and when he comes ashore he likes to be in the nature.

Torsten Beer

IT security engineer

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Torsten Beer

Junior IT Security Engineer

Torsten Beer is a native of Aachen and unleashes his IT security superpowers with us. After his apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic and his mechanical engineering studies, he switched to the side of good – studying IT Security in Albstadt. After graduation, he worked in the SOC of a company in Neustadt and then switched to us. Torsten is responsible for the integration of McAfee, ZScaler and proxies.

Adrian Billen

Junior IT security engineer

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Adrian Billen

Junior IT Security Engineer

Adrian Billen still our working student and soon, after finishing his studies, our fully-fledged Junior IT Security Engineer. He had his first contact with a computer when he was under ten years old, literally by building it from scratch. He now exercises this passion for technology – even more: this vocation – by building up his expertise in Zscaler, Seppmail and Cisco ESA. After hours, Adrian cooks star recipes with ordered cooking boxes, reads fantasy or recalls the Harry Potter series.

Dominik Keil

Junior IT Security Engineer

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Dominik Keil

Junior IT Security Engineer

Dominik is still in his bachelor’s degree program in IT Security and is working full throttle for us as a student trainee in the Operations Team. He is our budding Checkpoint Technology expert. When he turns off our company laptop, he turns on his home computer that he built himself and immerses himself in gaming, watching classic movies, or goes outside and starts the lawn mower.

Wladislaw Schwarz

Junior IT Security Engineer

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Wladislaw Schwarz

Junior IT security engineer

Wladislaw Schwarz works for us as a junior IT security engineer and is studying for his bachelor’s degree in cyber security management at the Cyber Campus NRW. After he finishes his online lessons he’s applying what he’s learned directly to his own IT infrastructure or devotes his free time to rowing, snowboarding or weight training. Wladislaw is an energetic addition to our operator team.

Ozan Ogur

Senior IT security engineer

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Ozan Ogur

Senior IT Security Engineer

Ozan is one of our experienced senior engineers. After graduating in computer engineering, he has worked in several companies as a post-sales and pre-sales consultant in cybersecurity, has been deployed in various IT security projects in different customer environments and is CISSP certified. Ozan is our scout for technology trends of the future.
In his private life, he enjoys visiting ancient sites and is an excellent cook.

Kevin Rychen

Junior IT security engineer

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Kevin Rychen

Junior IT Security Engineer

Kevin was born with a PC mouse in his hand and consequently built his first PC completely on his own at the age of 15. Now he completes our team in the context of a retraining on the specific area of IT security. His passion is FPV drone racing and at headquarters he likes to challenge us in table tennis.

Claudio Labella

Business Support

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Claudio Labella

Business support

Claudio is an emotional Italian, and as such first and foremost of course a family man, i.e. protector and defender of ‘la familia’. Claudio is privately passionate about IT security and therefore supports us with administrative tasks in the back office. When he gets up from his desk, he sits down in his Ape or on his motorcycle or packs his family into the folding caravan and explores Europe.

 

 

Our locations

Our headquarter is located in Basel within walking distance to the German and French border. Please feel free to visit us for a coffee and a business & talk walk on the banks of the Rhine. Our subsidiary company is located in the beautiful city of Albstadt in the Swabian Alb - directly at the source of the future IT security elite: the Albstadt University of Applied Sciences with its IT security degree program.

Technology partners

In order to provide you with the best possible service and tailored solutions, we cooperate with the producers of the most advanced IT security technologies, including the following:

SeppMail

5432 Neuenhof

www.seppmail.ch

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

8957 Spreitenbach

www.checkpoint.com

ESET Deutschland GmbH

07743 Jena

www.eset.com

Cisco Systems GmbH

8304 Wallisellen / Zürich

www.cisco.com

McAfee Switzerland

8008 Zürich

www.mcafee.com

zscaler

80636 München

www.zscaler.com

Microsoft Schweiz GmbH

8304 Wallisellen

www.microsoft.com

Jamf

1083 HP Amsterdam

www.jamf.com

macmon secure GmbH

10179 Berlin

www.macmon.eu

CROWDSTRIKE

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

www.crowdstrike.com

merox

34000 Montpellier, Frankreich

www.merox.io

FORTINET

8305 Dietlikon

www.fortinet.com

KEEPER

Chicago, IL 60607

www.keepersecurity.com

Cloudflare

San Francisco, CA 94107

www.cloudflare.com

tufin

Boston, MA 02110

www.tufin.com

OPSWAT

Tampa, FL 33610

www.opswat.com

Logitech

CH - 1015 Lausanne

https://www.logitech.com/

Business partners

Other valued partners of ours are:

Swisscom AG

3048 Ittigen

www.swisscom.ch

wizlynx AG

4102 Binningen

www.wizlynxgroup.com

Infinigate (Schweiz) AG

6343 Rotkreuz

www.infinigate.ch

Tech Data (Schweiz) GmbH

6343 Rotkreuz

ch.techdata.com

BOLL Engineering AG

5430 Wettingen

www.boll.ch

ALSO Schweiz AG

6032 Emmen

www.also.ch

Westcon

8302 Kloten

www.westconcomstor.com

Ingram Micro

6330 Cham

https://www.ingrammicro.com/